Bagua Lake Palm Change

12 November 2016 - 13 November 2016

This is the 8th or Lake Palm Change of Liu Hung Chieh’s circle walking bagua system. Besides having the qi development and fighting techniques of bagua as an internal martial art, it also includes important elements of the Taoist monastic meditation tradition of bagua.

Pay at door $375--$50 BMP new member price.


This course will show how the energy of the I-Ching’s Lake trigram manifests while walking the circle. Including a strong emphasis on the spirals that generate circularity in the physical body. Creating powerful flexibility in the torso, waist and arms making the body capable of extreme degrees of movement.

From previous trainings it moves forward expanding the fundamental internal method of inside and outside combine. As well as further developing the lower tantien, spine, and central channel of energy in the body. The martial applications of this palm change integrate the previous 7 palm changes and fills in all the foundations of the sideways and backward strikes of ba gua.

Movement is stillness, Stillness is movement. This is a basic principle of Taoist meditation. This palm change emphasizes ways to achieve this lofty goal. By finding a center of stillness in the middle of a cyclone of energy and movements. The Lake palm change is also know as Joy and Joyous in the I-Ching. Regular practice is known to increase the spontaneous happiness, enthusiasm and appreciation within practitioners.

Event Structure

Course Schedule

Saturday Nov 12th

Registration/Check-in: 9:00am
First Session: 9:30am-Noon
Lunch: Noon-2:00pm
Second Session: 2:00-4:00pm
Rest break: 4:00-5:00pm
Third Session: 5:00-7:00pm

Sunday Nov 13th

First Session: 10:00am-12:30pm
Lunch: 12:30-2:30pm
Second Session: 2:30-5:00pm

Course schedule may be subject to change depending upon group dynamics.

Prerequisites: All levels welcome.


This training course is not recommended for those with any kind of mental health issues or major medical problems. We simply do not have the resources to handle these needs. 

Please note: The practice of Taoist energy arts may carry risks. The organizers are very concerned to ensure that the training is a positive experience for every participant. If for any reason whatsoever Bruce and/or his assistants deem that there may be any potential safety risks for you during this training, you will be asked to leave the course and suspend training immediately. 

If this occurs you will be refunded a pro-rated course fee. All other expenses that you may have incurred, including lodging and travel will be your sole responsibility and the Energy Arts will not be responsible for these expenses.

Standort Informationen

San Francisco Bay Area, California

El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane, Main Room
El Cerrito, 94530
Vereinigte Staaten

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