Internal arts are time tested ways to build health, to de-stress, approached correctly they contain a wealth of martial skills. You can start at any age and still develop decade after decade.

Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion about how to train to get the benefits.

I’ve worked hard to put together courses that are logical, relevant, clear and flexible enough to meet your individual interests. Complete beginners find them useful, black belts from other styles appreciate them.

I don’t know what you want, but if you try a course and don’t like it I’ll refund you your fees.

Bagua, Tai Chi and QiGong – Learn fitness, internal cultivation and martial skills from home.

Hello, I’m Edward Hines, a Bagua teacher from the Yi Zong lineage, now teaching in Brittany, France. My internal arts journey started in 1983 in London. Over the years I’ve traveled, studied, fought, thought and taught, first with boxing, then Tai chi, through to Xingyi and Bagua. Everything began integrating while training with my teacher Luo Dexiu in the Yi Zong curriculum.

For the last 20+years, I have taught Bagua classes in person in France. Since 2020 I have offered online Bagua courses and online Bagua classes via Zoom and sometimes coached students 1:1 in Bagua and Taiji – Tai Chi. Learn more about me here.

I started Bagua in 1991 when I met Luo Dexiu in Taiwan. Luo taught me the complete Yizong Gao style Bagua system, along with Chen Pan Ling Taiji, Hebei Xingyi, and various chi-kung cultivation sets. Learn more about the YiZong martial arts school.

Here’s how to start learning Bagua today, wherever you are

There are three online courses on offer with extensive libraries of video and and written instruction. New content is added weekly and there are growing forums for each, providing feedback not available on other platforms. You can work at your own pace, leave when you want and ask for a return of course fees if you are not satisfied. I welcome and answer questions from course participants to support learning.
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  • What to wear? Bagua uniforms vs rubber boots

    What to wear? Bagua uniforms vs rubber boots

    Greetings from rainy Brittany. What’s with the title Bagua uniforms vs rubber boots? If you look at videos of Bagua online you are likely to come across people with a range of different clothes on. There are people who wear classic wushu silk pajamas. I think there are also growing number of folk clad in […]


  • Your first Bagua class?What you need to know

    Your first Bagua class?What you need to know

    How to begin your first Bagua class? Starting any new practice can be exciting, but stressful. Most of us don’t like to appear ignorant or clumsy, and sometimes that acts as a barrier to begin. This post is to help smooth over those issues. I’ll cover some terminology, etiquette and basic ideas. Remember too that […]


  • Bagua zoom class – results and reflections after 2 years

    Bagua zoom class – results and reflections after 2 years

    During the pandemic, I opened up a Bagua zoom class each day of the week. A little over two years later these are some reflections on the experience. Big picture – I am pleased. I’ve enjoyed working with people from around the world, When I started I wasn’t sure what it would be like, but […]


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