Ba Gua Zhang – translated in English means Eight Trigram Palms – an ancient martial arts created by the Tao followers and transmitted from generation to generation.
Ba Gua Zhang’s movements employ the whole body with smooth coiling and uncoiling actions, utilizing hand techniques, dynamic footwork, and throws. Rapid-fire movements draw energy from the center of the abdomen.
The healing aspects of Ba Gua are related to the internal massage provided during repeated turns and spine rotations, all internal organs going through a spiral movement together with the entire body, becoming more flexible and better functioning overall.
Ba Gua has not been shown in many movies, this being one of the reasons it is not well know in the west as well in the east, except China.