Swimming Body Ba Gua Chain Linking Form
(You Shen Ba Gua Lian Huan)
This advanced form links elements of the Lao Ba Zhang, the Elbow forms and the Sixty-Four Forms in a continuous unbroken sequence that emphasizes the eight directions. Ba Gua Lian Huan employs Ba Gua's unique swimming dragon body movement. Learn how to utilize the “Dragon Body” while moving fluidly with power and root, when applying Ba Gua techniques.
About Sifu Bisio
Tom Bisio began his study of the martial arts at age 14. A Black Belt in Isshin Kempo at 17, he continued his study of the martial arts while completing a BA in East Asian studies at Columbia University. He has studied Pekiti-Tirsia Kali under Leo T. Gaje and Old-Style Doce Pares Eskrima under the late Filemon "Momoy" Canete. He competed in full-contact tournaments in New York's Chinatown and tied for first place as Co-Champion in the Senior Instructor Division at the 1st National Arnis Championships in Cebu, Philippines, in 1979.
In 1984 Tom began to study Chinese medicine and Xing Yi Quan, Ba Gua Zhang and Tai Ji Quan with Vince Black. Tom has taken numerous trips to China and South East Asia where he studied both medicine and martial arts with many different masters including: Zhang Hua Sen, Wong Shu Tong (Liang Chen Pu Ba Gua Zhang); Gao Ji Wu (Beijing Gao Gamily Ba Gua); Li Gui Chong and Song Zi Yong (Song Shi Rong Xing-Yi); Wong Shu Sheng, Ge Guo Liang, Liu Shu Hang and Li Xue Yi (Gao Yi Sheng Ba Gua Zhang). Tom also studied Xing Yi and Ba Gua with Liao Wan Fu (Tian Jin) and Fu Shu Yen (Taiwan).