BAISHI_GRUPPOFor the first time down the chain of our lineage, the new generation of disciples joined the traditional BaGua Zhang genealogy throughout an official ceremony held outside China.
Above all is the first time for the 6th generation inheritor of traditional BaGua Zhang, Master Zhang DuGan, to officially accept inner door disciples.
During the moderate Sicilian afternoon of 2016 August 13th , M. Zhang DuGan summoned all the aspiring disciples and relevant audience to join the location duly prepared for the Baishi ceremony, as Chinese tradition requires: at the beginning, the Master invoked the spirit of the founder Dong HaiChuan to attend the ceremony, protect and guide the new generation of disciples; then, one by one, the candidates presented their own request to join the martial family to the Master; finally, disciples have been officially nominated as 7th generation of BaGua Zhang by Master Zhang DuGan.
Chronologically, here below the list of disciples accepted:
Tang RongHua, Vincenzo D?Arrigo, Roberto Sergi, Giuseppe Santanocita, Giovanni Furn?, Luo WenWei, Luca Mavilia, Giuseppe Cusa, Vincenzo Spasaro, Paolo Chilelli, Davide Tutino, Fabrizio Pozzi, Andrea Bertoni, Duan ChengShan.
After the usual pictures taken between Master and new disciples and all greetings to the ancestors, the Baishi ceremony came to an end.
Now great responsibility on Master Zhang DuGan and his new disciples, focused on the important aim of honoring ancestors and passing on the BaGua Zhang tradition to the future generations.