Bagwa (aka Bagua or Pakua) is a martial art based on the theory of continuous change in response to a given situation. It is an internal form of traditional Moo Doe that sharpens reflexes and cultivates the understanding of one’s mind and body. Just as Feng Shui is used as a tool to enhance positive Chi energy throughout one’s home, Bagwa, through movement focuses the positive Chi (energy) within the body, redirecting and removing the negative Chi, harmonizing one’s mind and body. Bagwa movements, when done correctly, balance and center one’s Chi. Also, through proper training an individual is capable of properly directing their Chi. However, if done incorrectly, the individual may improperly direct their Chi to only certain parts of their body, resulting in an imbalance of Chi, ultimately adversely affecting their body shape.
Bagwa is a powerful way to increase one’s Nae Gong, (stored internal strength). Certain masters of Traditional Moo Doe use secret herbal formulas, Be Bang, to accelerate their Bagwa development, to balance their Chi, increase their Nae Gong, and quickly balance their mind, body, and spirit.
Bagwa Walk is a special, circular walking position derived from the movements of various animals. The Oom Yung line of Bagwa consists of 360 techniques that encompass many different offensive and defensive positions. Bagwa training enables you to move your body like a coiled spring, smoothly and lightly, but with tremendous speed and power. This form includes offensive and defensive movements that develop both internal and external strength. Some of the benefits of Bagwa include:
- Agility, combined with speed and power
- Improved offensive and defensive capabilities
- Tremendous internal and external strength
- Stronger Immune system
- Youthful Condition
- Increased Chi
- The development of Nae Gong
Bagwa Chung Championship programs incorporate foundation development techniques specific to this style along with techniques, forms, correct herbal equipment use, and application of movements.