BaGuaZhang Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art, profound and traditional, that combines the effectiveness in combat with improvements in physical health and the study of ancient Chinese philosophies. The “Palm of the eight Trigrams” (BaGuaZhang literally) is considered in China the authentic treasure of Eastern culture. The style was transmitted to us from the founder through Master Zhang DuGan; the BaGuaZhang School Vie della Seta (“Silk Roads”) is managed by his disciples Luca Mavilia and Vincenzo Spasaro through a clear and progressive teaching that allows the development of flexibility and fighting ability for which the BaGuaZhang Kung Fu is renowned.
There are a lot of efficacious martial “methods” for combat and also several practices for health improvement. BaGuaZhang though is the only style that combines in harmony personal defense and health, unifying and cementing together the concepts of “Art” and “Martial”.
BaGuaZhang enshrines an UNIQUE fighting method of defense and offense that is also beneficial to the scholar’s health, starting from the empowerment of the joints, so much that it can be considered a proper method for physical rehabilitation.
Every fighting technique brings also a benefit for health and vice versa and every movement is marvelously linked to the philosophies of the Eight Trigrams and the I-Ching, the Book of Changes.
The practice of BaGuaZhang represents an infinite and profound journey, and it is no coincidence that it is often chosen by practitioners of other styles who want to go beyond their own experiences.