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Bāguàzhǎng (Pa Kua Chang) is sometimes called the Eight Trigrams Boxing or Dragon Dancing. The art is rooted in the I-Ching, the Ancient Book of Change. The nature o Pa Kua is circles, addressing the eight directions of the I-Ching. The practitioner walks smoothly in a tight circle and ducks, turns, weaves and changes direction at high speed. Bāguàzhǎng transcends enslavement to the form and becomes a free flowing movement, freeing the practitioner to act and react naturally while fighting. When doing Bagua, work towards fluid, smooth action, roundedness, balanced footwork, and intent focus.
"Flow like water, spin like a tornado, and strike like lightning.
Be calm, be natural and be relaxed.”
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