TAI CHI / BAGUA - Internal Martial Arts for Beginner
By Yasser Bilgrami
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Price: 84 AED VAT Included
At Just Be Holistic Center
102 Al Woushar Street
Umm Suqeim 1, Dubai
Booking in advance is Essential!
For inquiries and booking call 043415751 / +971 566 904 222
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition often described as meditation in motion. Tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.
Tai chi is a noncompetitive, it’s a self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. It is a low impact meditative practice and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels.
Bagua is a pure Taoist martial art. It was popularized in Beijing during the end of the 19th century through the teachings of Dong Hai Chuan. Its therory is based on the Chinese book of changes, the I-Ching and it seeks to access/tap into the 8 different kinds of energy present in the universe through its training. The practitioner walks in a circle and changes direction through the use of 8 intricate forms /kata´s. Each of the 8 directional palm changes correspond and seeks to build on to each of the 8 main types of universal energy.
Yasser started his journey in martial arts in the Korean system of Tae Kwon Do almost 37 years ago at the age of 10. In the ensuing years he has travelled extensively to Hong Kong, Singapore, the U.K, the U.S and India to study under the tutelage of many top Masters.
He holds Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do and Hakkoryu Aikijujitsu and has studied two of the “Three Crown Jewels” of Internal Chinese Kung Fu: Old Frame Yang Taiji and Bagua to a high level. He also holds the 6th Generation direct lineage in a version of Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu called “ K.S.Hsiung Thong Long Quet Tsot” and is currently studying to completion Lam Hung Pak Mei Kung Fu.
A prospective student has the choice to study any of the aforementioned Martial systems or they can have a bespoke program designed exclusively for their needs derived from the core methods present in the various systems that he has studied.
A senior level Compliance and Risk professional in the Field of Banking and Finance, Yasser is also an avid Artist and Paints, Sculpts and has his own comic strip.
Yasser teaches exclusively at the “Just Be Holistic Centre” for regular classes once a week and can be contacted for personal lessons.