No more Saturday Bagua class?

Tim's Discussion Board: Ba Gua Zhang : No more Saturday Bagua class?
   By Jennifer on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 06:43 pm: Edit Post

Has the Saturday Bagua class been canceled?

Tim, is your school primarily concerned with fighting, as opposed to teaching Martial Arts? I want to learn some CMA like Taiji and/or Bagua. But now I see you don't even teach the Bagua anymore. And I don't have enough cash to get very far in the art by only taking private lessons. Plus don't you need consistent training partners practicing the same stuff to get anywhere?

I, of course, want to learn to fight but from my understanding there is a lot more to CMA than just fighting. There are forms, and one and two-person exercises and philosophies about how to approach/engage enemies, etc. Do you teach any of this in your school? Is your school primarily MMA like the UFC stuff that everyone seems to love nowadays, or do you still teach some traditional CMA for people that aren't interested in just learning how to beat people up, but instead want to learn what the art contains, even if all of it isn't necessarily useful for the UFC or street-fighting?

   By Tim on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 10:00 pm: Edit Post

Hi Jennifer,

My school is primarily concerned with martial arts, the nature of which is learning how to fight.

I teach movement skills (individual and two-person), as well as strategies and tactics of fighting.

The best way to see what we do is to come by and try a class. If students want to learn a specific style, they are private lesson only.

   By alienpig on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 10:58 pm: Edit Post


Might want to also try, they're a mob in santa cruz that teaches bagua and all sorts of stuff.

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