Looking for advice--considering Cheng-Baguazhang

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  1. TheThirdAncestor

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    Hello everyone! I'm a beginner in Hung Gar and Wing Chun (1 year) and have been looking to see which Chinese martial arts are available in my area and I found a school that teaches Cheng-Style Baguazhang. My question is would it be counterproductive to my current training to pursue Baguazhang (given the differences in movement, stances, etc.) or could it be beneficial?
     
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    Don't know Hung gar but Bagua us very different from Wing Chun and I would look at it more as giving you a different perspective

    How long have you been doing Hung Gar and Wing Chun?

    As for Cheng style, I rather like it, but I have only trained a little of it.
     
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    I've been practicing both for a year--the school I go to teaches them in tandem (and Tai Chi as well). I agree that compared to Wing Chun it is completely different. As a beginner I'm unsure if pursuing a new martial art style would negatively impact what I'm currently learning.

    I've done a little research on Cheng style but what does it primarily focus on comparatively to other styles of Baguazhang and/or other martial arts? (I'm aware of the circle walking and fluid movements)
     
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    I don't know anything about it, but welcome to MartialTalk, bro. :)
    You'll likely get some good info here.
     
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    It could

    You are asking for a book here.

    All I can tell you is I trained a lot of Taijiquan and a lot of Xingyiquan and a little Baguazhang (and even less Wing Chun) and of the few styles of bagua I have had some little exposure to I liked Cheng best, lot of Shuaijiao in Cheng. However after training Cheng for a bit I came to the conclusion (and this may just be me) that to do Baguazhang justice that I would need to stop training both Taiji and Xingyi and focus only on Bagua.

    But with that said you may want to give it a try. You may find it is exactly what you want and go full on Bagua.
     
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    Thanks Buka!

    Thank you Xue Sheng for your input. It probably would be best to simply go down to a class and see if it's up my alley or not. :)123
     
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