|Bugauzhnag 1||Social Area||莫嘉玲 Jialing Mo||11.30am to 12.30pm|
|Bugauzhnag 2||Social Area||莫嘉玲 Jialing Mo||12.45pm to 3pm|
Baguazhang is a martial art based on the use of circular walking, and the importance of footwork, and the versatility of the palm and the side of the hand with respect to practical fighting skills, rather than just the fist, which occupies just a small section of the possible uses of the hands with regard to combat. Because the movements are divided into eight directions, and because Baguazhang is similar to the “I Ching/Book of Changes”‘s eight diagrams, it has been christened Baguazhang.
Baguazhang will guide the practitioner with breathing aligned to their movements. It not only has the function of maintaining physical fitness, but also to practise defensive and offensive fighting skills. It has gained much popularity, and is a renowned traditional martial art, widespread in China. It is one of the three main types of Chinese martial arts (XingYiQuan, Baguazhang, Tai Chi). In 2009, the Chinese State Council designated Baguazhang as a national cultural heritage.
The teacher is Mrs. Jialing Mo, who has won the Baguazhang group of the Beijing university Wu Shu competition of 1985, taught by the famous traditional Baguazhang grandmaster Mr. Wang Tong (Fourth generation) who was on the Kungfu program on the Spring Festival program on Chinese national TV in 2016.