Bagua for Better Balance™

Shifu John Painter demonstrating balance skills in “Treading the Mountains,” where he circles across posts of unequal height while changing palm formations. (Picture taken at age 60)

Can you control your momentum, or does it control you?  It’s a fact of life that as we age, the risk of injurious falling increases, as our balance and stability decline.  Even when walking on a level floor, one can stumble during a simple change in momentum, such as when slowing down or turning around.

The practice of the Chinese internal arts has been widely accepted in the medical community as a way to improve one’s balance.  We are now offering a course, Bagua for Better Balance™, that applies the principles of Jiulong Baguazhang directly to improving balance and efficiency for everyday living activities, including sitting, standing and walking.   The exercises done in this non-martial class will address most, if not all of components of the balance system, while having the added benefits of improving flexibility, circulation and range of motion.

No experience necessary.  No fancy equipment. Just come with an open mind and interest (as well as comfortable clothing) to find out what your body and mind can learn.

Classes Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
January 16th – February 13th (5 weeks)
Limited space available.
For location and to register, contact Bronwen Nishikawa, Ph.D. at: