International Ba Gua Zhang Association announces next seminar with Master Zhang DuGan, sixth generation of Ba Gua Zhang lineage, to be held on 21st and 22nd of July 2018 in Bologna, Italy. Master Zhang DuGan, practicing this art along his whole life, developed an open and quality-oriented teaching method, rooted in a clear genealogy and a rare depth in theory and technique. Next Summer event is open to all kind of practitioners, from beginners to advanced martial artists, fitness and wellness or movement fieldworkers or amateurs. It will introduce the basics of BaGua Zhang together with some specific aspects of theory and practice for the development of health and for self […]
A welcoming, almost spring-like Turin welcomed Master Zhang Du Gan’s seminar on last March 10 and 11, at the Bodyline fitness club in Moncalieri, attended by Ba Gua Zhang practitioners from all over Italy. In the program of this seminar, in addition to the usual review and analysis of the basics (jibengong) of the style, master Zhang has deepened the teaching of a section of the traditional form “wu long chuan” (black dragon), taking care of details and quality of each movement and perfectioning the understanding of the techniques. “Many people forget or change the true expression of the forms, mainly because they have memorized them without fully understanding” said […]
We are publishing here last interview M. Zhang DuGan released for a web television: Liberi tv. Unfortunately it is in italian and there are no english subtitles yet, anyway some parts with movements (in particular M. Zhang’s ones) don’t need any translation. The main topics in this interview are the practice of walking in Ba Gua Zhang and harmonizing human life with natural rules and rhythms as traditional taoist philosophy recommends. Enjoy it, comment and share.
For 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 […]