The Beijing Gao Style Baguazhang system is characterized by firm and rapid stepping, strong palm techniques, and powerful body movements. It utilizes twisting, shrinking, expanding, sticking, and following to deal with the opponent. This system was passed down to Master Chang, Wu Na and Dr. Lu, Mei-Hui by their master, Grandmaster Gao, Ji-Wu. This system is very effective for fighting techniques as well as healing techniques, as many of its masters live to be extremely old while still retaining their strength.
Also taught at the academy is the Wudang Baguazhang system. This system was passed down by Grandmaster Ma Jie as well as Grandmaster Qian, Timing, both great masters of Wudang Sword. Because of this, Wudang Baguazhang has a strong influence of Wudang Sword in its movements. Grandmaster Ma learned his Bagua from his master Han, Mu-Xia who in turn learned from his master, the daoist Ying, Wen-Tian.Grandmaster Qian’s Bagua was passed to him by Grandmaster Yang, Kui-Shan who in turn learned from Grandmaster Li, Jing-Lin. The system was passed down to Master Chang, Wu Na and Dr. Lu, Mei-hui by their masters. Though the system is simpler than Beijing Bagua, Wudang Bagua is powerful in its own right and places a strong emphasis on practical application of techniques.