The most important things you have are your mind and body.  If you don’t have your health, what do you have?  When you invest in your health, you better ensure your life and the lives of your loved ones are better.

The high-level application of martial arts (martial qigong) is not simply for self-defense but more importantly to build your willpower and discipline your body and mind.

Greater willpower and discipline leads to greater confidence.  Prolonged focus combined with patience builds determination.  Taken in combination with martial arts forms and movement, you protect yourself not only against an attacker but from the negative aspects of your lifestyle, environment, and age.

Body Mind Systems focuses on helping individuals of all ages and abilities bring balance to their lives through the practice of bagua, kung fu, and tai chi.  Through focused training and practice, improvements one’s health and wellness are experienced within a short period of time.

In today’s world, people are more stressed, have busier schedules and are not taking the time to really take care of themselves. Body Mind Systems believes that there is no greater investment than to focus on the health of your mind and body.




Body Mind Systems students are leaders.  They are often doctors, nurses, attorneys, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, managers, university deans and provosts, and business owners.  Body Mind Systems are often parents and involved in charities and the community.  They understand that to better lead others, they have to lead themselves.


When you train in martial arts, you first are learning about you.  After you build your willpower and confidence, you discipline yourself to be able to accomplish your goals faster.  High-level students are instructors who value the wisdom that comes from teaching others.  As a beginning student, you learn the cycle of breaking things (ex. self-defense against an attacker).  As students progress, they learn the cycle of healing (ex. becoming certified medical qigong practitioners.  After studying how to remove the suffering of others, tudents learn the cycle of cultivating their legacy (ex. becoming a master who shares their wisdom with those who have demonstrated a wiliness to learn).

Common Questions

What martial arts do you teach?

Body Mind Systems’ training is built around a bagua martial arts system.  Other styles include kung fu, tai chi and chin na.  Individuals who have learned karate, taekwondo, judo, aikido, or kenpo or kempo karate often find the study of bagua both complex but fascinating for its physical complexity and application in life.

What is Qigong?

We live in a field of Chi, “vital breath” or “life energy.” Yet, like a fish in water, we are unaware of the medium that supports us. qigong or chi gong means “energy work”. It is the ancient Chinese art and science of becoming aware of this life energy and learning how to control its flow through a precise choreography of posture, movement, respiratory technique, and meditation.

Like biofeedback, qigong teaches psycho physiological self- regulation; the student becomes aware of bodily functions conventionally considered involuntary– blood pressure, respiratory rate, even the flow of blood and nutrients to internal organs– and learns to restore a healthier balance. Qigong is one of the most cost-effective self-healing methods in the world. The only investment needed is time the dividends of better health, increased vitality, and peaceful alertness accrue daily and are cumulative.

There are many types of qigong including medicinal qigong, martial qigong, and meditative qigong (standing, moving or sitting qigong).


Body Mind Systems offers eight martial arts taught as one. Kung Fu movements are circular and originated by observing animals and elements in nature. Bagua Zhang uses Daoist-based qigong techniques and philosophy, merged with a circular style of twisting martial techniques, including evasive footwork and palm changes. Qi energy is incorporated into one’s body using “circle walking” techniques. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese internal form of movement that focuses on the cultivation of Qi energy and harmonizes the mind, body and spirit. Tai Chi promotes mental and physical well-being.