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Summer – One Week Bāguà Zhǎng (八卦掌) Workshop

August 22, 2022 @ 7:00 am August 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT


Xuan Ju Daoist Center (Francestown, NH)


August 21 – 27; 7:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Training Monday – Saturday


Baguazhang Workshop
武当八卦掌 -Wu Dang Bagua Zhang or commonly known as “circular boxing” or “walking the circle” is a high-level martial art that utilizes circular stepping patterns and snake-like movements to side-step and deflects an opponent’s attacks.  With 8-palm changes, the movements promote overall mental and health benefits and increase physical vitality, strength, and endurance.  
The foundation of Wudang Bagua lies in its Standing Meditation and Turning methods.  In combat, it teaches adaptability through twisting and twining motions.  When an opponent changes, so too do the practitioner.  Power is developed through an understanding of the principles of Yin and Yang. 
In this course, Shifu Zhou Xuan Yun will be teaching Standing Meditation, Circular Stepping, The Eight Palm Changes, and the Theory of Wudang Baguazhang.

武當八卦掌谱 – Wǔdāng Bāguà Zhǎng Pǔ – Move List

  1. 单换掌 – Dān Huàn Zhǎng – Single Palm Change
  2. 双换掌 – Shuāng huàn zhǎng – Double Palm Change
  3. 托天掌 – Tuō tiān Zhǎng – Supporting Heavens Palm
  4. 转身掌- Zhuǎn Shēn Zhǎng – Turning Palm
  5. 顺势掌 – Shùn Shì Zhǎng – Flowing Palm or Homeopathy Palm
  6. 磨盘掌 – Mò Pán Zhǎng – Grinding Stone Palm
  7. 下势掌- Xià Shì Zhǎng – Downward Palm
  8. 双穿掌 – Shuāng Chuān Zhǎng – Double Piercing Palm

For Beginners: Standing Meditation, Basics such as Circular Stepping and Introduction to Palm Changes 1, and 2.
For Intermediate:  Drilling Palm Changes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
For Advanced students: Practice proficiency in Palm Changes 1 through 8.

Schedule: A typical day
7:00 – Warm-up, stretching, and conditioning
8:00- 9:00 – Breakfast
9:30 – 11:30 – Standing meditation and basic principles
11:30 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Self-practice or reading time
2:30 – 3:30 – Circular practice
3:30 – 4:-00 – Tea Break, Open Discussion
4:00 – 5:00 – Circular practice and applications
6:00 – Dinner

Personal training – 5 hours of training with Master Zhou and 2 hours of self-practice. 6 days of full practice, Monday through Saturday.  


Full Tuition: $1,000 — — this pricing includes training, boarding, and meals

Limited space – first come first serve. Register early. If you have limited time and or would like to join with the training option only, please contact us at info@daoistgate.com.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

  • A full refund will be given to participants who cancel their event attendance up to 30 days prior to the event.   
  • Cancellations within 30 days of the event will result in a credit toward a future event only, no refund will be given. 


A negative COVID test is required before attending workshops at Daoist Gate Center.

Please read the Liability Waiver and Photo & Video Release. At Check Out, you will need to indicate that you have read and agree to the terms provided.


If you have any questions, please email us at: info@daoistgate.com.

If you plan to stay with us before or after the start and the end of the workshop, please let us know so we can invoice you accordingly.

132 2nd NH Turnkpike N.
Francestown, New Hampshire 03043 United States
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