Nine Dragon (Jiulong) Baguazhang is a unique blend of philosophy, health skills and effective self-defense. It is ideal for mature men and women looking for stress relief, health and a reality-based internal martial art.

Welcome to Hamilton Bagua. In each of our classes, you can come and learn this unique system of health and self-defense. Jiulong Baguazhang translates as: Nine Dragon Eight Trigram Palm. The system was created by professional bodyguards over 400 years ago in China, and has been tested in real combat.

These classes are taught by John Trumbell. He is a certified instructor and continues his personal studies in the rich methods of Nine Dragon Jiulong Baguazhang.

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The art of Jiulong Baguazhang comes to us by way of the Li family of Sichuan province, China. It is but one part of the Li family’s martial and health exercise system called Daoqiquan. While Jiulong Baguazhang is a relatively recent addition to the Li family system, the original aspects and development of the Daoqiquan arts may be traced back to a Tibetan monk known as Lama Zurdwang. Also called Sitsang Hsuey Che (Scholar of Tibet) by the Li family, Lama Zurdwang was an accomplished student of medicine, painting, philosophy, poetry, and martial arts. It was during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644 AD) that he set out on a journey to discover knowledge. His search took him from his monastery in Tibet through various parts of China, where, he eventually entered a Daoist monastery on Wudang mountain. … READ MORE