“Your form should be beautiful. It should look unhurried, graceful, easy and effortless. It should not be painful to watch, putting observers into distress. If you put people in distress, you are not doing Bagua.”
-Master Ge Guoliang
A “sister” martial art to Taichi, Baguazhang, or simply, Bagua, is known for its coiling movements and often practiced in a circle. As with Taichi, Bagua emphasizes rooting, stability, speed, evasion and power for uses of throwing as well as striking.
See Master Ge Guoliang in action at the ripe young age of 65.
Here’s a fun clip showing some old-school Bagua training (with the help of special effects).