Baguazhang Books and DVDs
Baguazhang literally means Eight Trigrams Palm. There are eight palm changes each of which corresponds to one of the trigrams – the three-line graphics that represent the eight directions. In the internal arts, the eight directions and the five elements make up the 13 postures of taiji. Bagua circle walking is one of the basic exercises. It requires some ability to keep to a circle (or draw one on the ground) with the appropriate stepping and turns. Beyond that, bagua relies on circles in much the same way that xingyi relies on linear forms. Each have their advantages and disadvantages. As with all the arts, there are many variations.
We have selected a few items that may be useful in study and practice. These selections are not endorsements or recommendations. They are intended to provide students with as much information as possible to encourage them to learn.