The three internal martial arts of tai chi, hsing-i, and ba guai are all based on the nei gungi system of chi development. They combine the most effective fighting techniques of ancient China and fuse them with the nei gung system of internal power development. This combination produces two seemingly unrelated results: superior competitive athletic and fighting skills and superior health. These arts are also, at high levels, complete spiritual development systems. Tai chi is the best known of the internal martial arts. Today, most people practice tai chi for health only and never learn its self-defense aspects.
I first met Bruce in 1992, as a 17 year old, I had all sorts of fantasies about becoming strong and learning to defend myself. Bruce taught me that through hard work and daily practice a world of incredible depth and peace can be found within the art of Ba Gua Zhang that goes far beyond the ability to knock out King Kong.