Baguazhang 八卦掌

Class Room Teacher Time
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

 

八卦掌是一种以掌法变换和行步走转为主的内家武功拳术,柔中有刚。由于它运动时纵横交错,分为四正四隅八个方位,与“周易”八卦图中的卦象相似,故名八卦掌。八卦掌将武功与导引吐纳溶为一体,内外兼修。不仅有强身健体之功用,而且能够锻炼攻防搏击的技能,受到了广大人民群众的喜爱,享誉武林,在中国流传甚广,是中华武术三大内家拳(形意拳,八卦掌,太极拳)之一。2009年,国务院第二批公布八卦掌成为国家级非物质文化遗产。

八卦掌老师莫嘉玲,曾荣获北京高校武术比赛八卦掌冠军,师承今年春晚武术节目上的著名传统八卦大师王桐先生(八卦掌的第四代传人)。

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.

 

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