Enhance internal power and precision, integrating intent/fascia connectivity with sophisticated martial structures. Refined mechanics which function under stress, build efficiency in combative dynamics. Control of muscle/tendon networks along the meridian pathways is enhanced with the understanding of Dantian control methods and advanced coordination of every segment of the human body. Traditionally, the Dantian is the energy and gravitational center in humans located approximately three fingers width below the navel and towards the center of the body. The Dantian is surrounded by unique layers of muscles and the vital organs within the lower abdominal region. Dantian Control develops accurate coordination of the internal abdominal muscles with complex martial movement/connecting the brain with the gut, which modern science considers to be “the Second Brain” and the Enteric Nervous System. The gut, like the brain, contains hundreds of millions of neurons and regulates not only digestion but cognitive function as well as effective defensive response to the environment. The specialized rotations and muscular layers develop distinctly from modern exercise or martial art systems.
Experience a nuanced biomechanical approach to historical and modern close quarters combative elements. The integrated martial system trains the body to generate force from the synergy of breath and momentum, utilizing kinetics of spiraling movements and refined mechanics. Framework practice optimizes intent and fascia connectivity, bridging solo training with fluency in usage. Circle training generates proper equilibrium and complex footwork in close quarters, ideal for urban settings and when there is more than one opponent. Maintaining composure and situational awareness under pressure requires internal complex processes to reinforce the task at hand. Traditional routines provide a proper framework of motion economy in solo development, training strategic angles of strikes, power release, and rapid neutralization methods utilized by Imperial Guards of the late 19th Century. Modern weapons were already around during the time of the Founders of Baguazhang. The traditional framework complements practicality in the modern world of today. In an urban defensive situation, your body will respond with the natural phenomena known as tunnel vision, impacting your peripheral vision and focus on the adversary. Baguazhang methods and circle training reinforce muscle memory and response dynamics, improving the cycling of cerebral spinal fluid in the body for shock protection of internal structures- increasing field of view and inter-hemispheric communication within the brain. The framework and routines of Imperial Renaissance Fighting Systems train the practitioner to maneuver with circular geometry and strike with precise angles of attack, utilizing centripetal and centrifugal power/ similar to blades rotating on a fan. Concepts/Routines are divided into three categories- Yin Style Bagua/Weapons/Eight Animal Hard Palms (Fajin based or smooth, explosive power), Yin Style Bagua/Weapons/Penetrating Palms (Intent based, continuous flow), and Cheng Baguazhang/Weapons martial frame strategy/Swimming (Weaving) Body Linking Palms (Dynamic coiling, fluid). Experience the martial art of the late Qing Dynasty and excel in nuanced movement adaptation.
Apply principals of martial physics with instinct, leverage, and economy of motion for self-defense strategy. Build internal strength and adapt and change in response to outside forces. Baguazhang power generates from the correct alignment of internal body structure, synchronized with breath, energy, and core movements in a systematic way. Complex mechanics becomes possible in fractions of time during close quarters defense, with empty hand or historical/modern weapons training. With proper control of muscle/tendon layers and the skeletal structure, the practitioner develops a spring-like body, coiling, and uncoiling, constantly changing, moving, striking. Subtle coiling rotations of the body remain in motion with internal muscle control, as the entire body continues to revolve with powerful framework. Every joint and bearing in the human body rotates with a gear-like torque, layering precise muscle groups for focused shocking power and fluidity. Develop freestyle functionality of Eight Animal/Swimming Dragon Systems used by Imperial Renaissance martial artists.