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Introduction to the stepping methods of Ba Gua Zhang


  • 226 South Orcas Street Seattle, WA, 98108 United States (map)

Introduction to the stepping methods of Ba Gua Zhang

This class will introduce the fundamental stepping exercises of Liang Style Ba Gua Zhang, including circle walking and Ding Shi (fixed posture) practice. The footwork exercises and Ji Ben Gong (foundational work) training lay the foundation for future Ba Gua study, and can be practiced as rehabilitative and health exercises on their own. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience; whether this is your first introduction to Chinese Internal Arts, or if you've been practicing for a while- it always comes back to fundamentals.

Date: Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: SIEAM, 226 S Orcas Street

Registration: Email ktaromina@sieam.edu to hold your spot. Payment will made at the start of class.

Participants can register for one or both days

$150 for both days, or $85 for one day.

Joe Wieland Cool has been a student of martial arts since the 90's, and has trained in Ba Gua Zhang, Aikido, and Shaolin martial arts. Joe was introduced to Tom Bisio's system of Ba Gua in 2012 by his school brother Thad Wong, and began training with Tom directly in 2015. Joe is a certified Foundational level instructor with New York Internal Arts, and holds the rank of fourth degree black belt in Shaolin-Do. Joe's weekly classes in Portland, OR focus on Ba Gua Zhang, and he trains students privately in internal and external martial arts.