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= THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER INSTRUCTION =
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It is an inescapable fact that no sophisticated or comprehensive martial art, such as Ba Gua Zhang (Pa Kua Chang), can be learned or mastered without the direct, continuous supervision of a qualified and experienced instructor.
  • You cannot learn Ba Gua simply from a book, a video, or the Internet
  • You cannot learn Ba Gua properly from someone who learned it from a book, a video, or the Internet
  • You cannot learn Ba Gua properly from someone who "picked it up" at a seminar or workshop
  • You cannot learn Ba Gua properly from someone who only attended a few classes
  • And, you cannot learn Ba Gua properly from someone who has little true experience, no matter how many years they have practiced
At best, you may be able to copy the movements or patterns of a form, a technique, a method, or an exercise.  This is mere choreography.  It has little true value or substance, and represents only the "surface" of a system.  To reach the depths of an advanced art such as Ba Gua Zhang, formal instruction is required.
There are many important elements that are necessary for the correct and complete development of the Ba Gua Zhang practitioner that simply cannot be placed in a book, put on a video, or posted on the Internet, no matter how much detail is provided.  The most important and critical element that is missing here is the direct and personal guidance of an expert instructor.  Without the watchful eye and personal direction of a qualified and experienced instructor, no student will progress very far.
You may ask then, "what is the role and value of books, videos, and the Internet?"  To those who know little or nothing of Ba Gua Zhang, books, videos, magazines, and the Internet can provide an introduction to and some education about this unique and sophisticated martial art - which may instill the desire to learn more.  To those who are already engaged in serious study with a qualified instructor, certain books, videos, and Internet articles can provide an invaluable reference source of information to re-enforce their Ba Gua lessons and support their continued intellectual and physical development.  But, it cannot be overstated (and I will repeat it here again) . . .
. . . no book, video, article, or unqualified, self-proclaimed instructor can ever replace, or act as a viable substitute for, the direct and personal guidance of a qualified and experienced instructor.
In fact, unqualified instructors cause great harm to their students and to the art that they claim to represent.
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= A Further Word of Caution =
It has come to our attention that there are individuals out there who claim to teach the traditional method of Master Bok-Nam Park, and even claim a lineage connection to him, but have no official affiliation with Master Park.  These types of claims are blatant misrepresentations.  They are an unfortunate occurence and we try to address them as we learn about them. 

While some of these individuals may have attended some seminars or may even have been students for a time, they are not part of Lu Shui-Tian - Bok-Nam Park's formal lineage unless they are listed here,  nor are they authorized by Master Park to teach anything.  No person, student or ex-student, can rightfully claim lineage affiliation.  Lineage affiliation with Lu Shui-Tian - Bok-Nam Park can only be granted by Master Park.

All of the instructors who are currently authorized to teach
the traditional Ba Gua method of Lu Shui-Tian
as taught by Master Bok-Nam Park
are listed below.

These are the only individuals from whom,  and the only locations at which,
Regular Classes in his complete traditional method

are currently available. 

Master Park also offers a series of highly educational Ba Gua Seminars/Workshops that are held throughout the world.  These, along with his annual Summer Training Camp held here in the U.S., are listed on the Seminars/Training Camp page.
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Bok-Nam Park, President
Qiang Shan Ba Gua Zhang Association

1776 Rockledge Terrace
Woodbridge, VA 22192

 
Contact: ..... 804-839-6213
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  To receive instruction from Master Bok-Nam Park,
 and become a direct student, one need only join one of his Student Groups. 
Below is the current list of Master Park's official Student Groups.

Please direct any questions concerning the Groups, etc. to the local representatives, or to the Headquarters above.
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MASTER PARK's
STUDENT GROUP     
LOCATIONS: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

           




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- Chicago, IL               Steve Bonzak .............. 773-470-6994
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- Catonsville, MD       Farrell Sullivan Jr ....... 410-456-4982 
                                             Email:
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- Champlin, MN          Jason Parviz ............... 612-968-8251
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- Seattle, WA         Link: [http://www.pakuakungfunw.com/]
                                      Randy Ross ............... 206-697-6501
                                         Email: pakuakungfu@gmail.com
                                      Eric Johnson .............. 206-734-2995
                                         Email: ejrockboy@yahoo.com
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- Bracknell, Bershire,  Jason Reardon ..........07970-079254
     ENGLAND                  Link: [http://www.pa-kua.co.uk]
                                           Email: info@pa-kua.co.uk
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- Padova, ITALY         Jacopo Silicani .....+39-339-454-5876
                                           Link: [http://www.pa-kua.it]
                                           Email:   info@pa-kua.it
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Below is the current list of certified Ch'iang Shan Pa Kua Chang instructors.
Please direct any questions concerning instruction, etc. to the listed instructors, or to the Headquarters above.
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CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS 
of
CH'IANG SHAN
PA KUA CHANG
aka
QIANG SHAN
BA GUA ZHANG:
 
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- Richmond, VA    Glen Moore ............ 804-839-6213
                                 Link: [http://www.bluedragonarts.com]
                                 Email:
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- San Diego, CA             Rogelio Lopez ........ 619-709-1587
                                          Link: [http://www.SDPaKua.com
                                          Email: lindleylopez@cox.net
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- New England area       Francis Hriadil ........ 412-779-3314
      (NH, MA, etc.)           Email:
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- Louisville, KY              Jeremy Nicheols ..... 502-548-2118
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- North Andover, MA    Joseph Venuti
                                          Email:
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- Baltimore, MD           Greg Hatza .............. 443-413-3523
                                        Link: [Chinese Boxing Academy
                                        Email:  hatza@earthlink.net
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- Towson, MD              Farrell Sullivan Jr ...... 410-456-4982
                                         Email:
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- Nashville, TN            Glenn Wright ............. 615-876-1491 
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- Seattle, WA area        Randy Ross ............. 206-697-6501
                              Link: [http://www.pakuakungfunw.com/]
                                       Email: pakuakungfu@gmail.com
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- Padova, Baiano(AV) Jacopo Silicani....+39-339-454-5876
     & Sirmione(BS)        Link: [http://www.pa-kua.it]
     ITALY                         Email:   info@pa-kua.it
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- Geneva,                      Tony Briggs ........+41-076-376-1602
     SWITZERLAND       Link: [http://ba-gua.ch/]
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The current list of certified Qiang Shan Ba Gua Zhang Qi Gong instructors is provided below.
Please direct any questions concerning instruction, etc. to the listed instructors, or to the Headquarters above.
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CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS 
of
CH'IANG SHAN
PA KUA CHANG
CHI KUNG
aka
QIANG SHAN
BA GUA ZHANG
QI GONG:   .
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- Richmond, VA     Glen Moore ............ 804-839-6213
                                  Link: [http://www.bluedragonarts.com]
                                  Email:
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- San Diego, CA             Rogelio Lopez ........ 619-709-1587
                                          Link: [http://www.SDPaKua.com
                                          Email: lindleylopez@cox.net
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- New England Area      Francis Hriadil ........ 412-779-3314
      (NH, MA, etc.)           Email:
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- Louisville, KY              Jeremy Nicheols ..... 502-548-2118
                                         Email:
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- North Andover, MA    Joseph Venuti
                                         Email:
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- Baltimore, MD            Greg Hatza ............. 443-413-3523
                                        Link: [Chinese Boxing Academy]
                                        Email:  hatza@earthlink.net
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- Towson, MD                Farrell Sullivan Jr .... 410-456-4982
                                          Email:
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- Rockville, MD             Brent Olson ........... 703-475-4600
                                          Email:
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- Padova, Baiano(AV)Jacopo Silicani....+39-339-454-5876
       & Sirmione(BS)      Link: [http://www.pa-kua.it]
       ITALY                       Email:   info@pa-kua.it
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- Bracknell, Bershire,    Jason Reardon ........+447970079254
     ENGLAND                  Link: [http://www.pa-kua.org.uk]
                                           Email: jprpakua@gmail.com
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- Toulouse,                      Ilya Tolchinsky
     FRANCE                     Link: [http://www.ilyabagua.com]
                                           Email: bamboo@ilyabagua.com
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