Our Kung Fu Classes in 2023

Teaching a complete system of Gao-style Baguzhang and Hebei Xingyiquan online and in person.

Baguazhang Lessons (in-person) every Monday in Bath

Start at 6:30pm at 19A - BA1 2AY

+ live streaming Baguazhang and Xingyiquan- SUN, TUE, THU

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Latest Bagua Beginners Live Stream Content

Stretching for Kicks - Kicking Drills - Post-Heaven Line 6 (Kicking) #4 (Inside Hook Kick) - Pre-Heaven Tiger Palm



Latest Advanced Bagua Live Stream Content

Continuing Post-Heaven Line 7 #3 Hook Hand Palm - Look at structure of Pre-Heaven using part 2 of Black Dragon Swings Its Tail.



Latest Xingyiquan Live Stream Content

Look at Luo's Xingyi Rooster video on Youtube - Practise the bird opening - Drill opening application and og over Rooster form.




Pre Heaven Bagua Strike the Tiger

Introduction of Kung Fu Instructor Ollie Smith

Ollie is a Yizong-certified Internal Kung Fu instructor with over 24 years under the guidance of Master Luo De Xiu. Teaching Gao-style Baguazhang, Hebei Xingyiqun in person and online.

The lineage taught is from the Taiwan, Yizong School of Internal Kung Fu, focusing on a complete system of Bagauzhang, Hebei Xingyiquan and Chen Pan Ling Taijiquan, with a strong emphasis on fighting application, health and traditional training methods. Teaching Internal Kung Fu every week in Bath, Somerset and online three days per week.

Having lived in Taiwan for eight years, from the summer of 2000, leaving in 2008. Ollie has returned to Taiwan for 4 weeks every year since then to continue training with his teacher Kung Fu Master Luo De Xiu.

Currently, in-person Kung Fu lessons are on Mondays (Bagua training), and three kung fu lessons are online. These lessons are broken into Baguazhang and Xingyiquan. If you are interested in joining any of these lessons, please get in touch with Ollie on the contact page.

Monday evening's Bagua lessons offer a complete system of Gao-style Baguazhang. They also focus on many traditional kung fu training methods, fighting applications and breathing methods. The Monday lessons are also limited to 8 students at a time; due to space, it's an excellent opportunity to get more direction and one-on-one time with the teacher.

Two-hour one-on-one kung fu lessons are available but must be booked well in advance; book a  one-on-one lesson here.

The traditional Kung Fu classes emphasise upgrading one's martial skills, mind, movement, coordination, and fighting application.

What people are saying.

5.0 7 reviews

  • I am writing to wholeheartedly recommend Ollie Smith as a Bagua teacher in Bath, UK.
    Ollie possesses an extensive knowledge of Bagua, a Chinese martial art that focuses on circular movements, agility, and internal force cultivation. His
    … More deep understanding of the art form is evident in his ability to explain complex concepts in a clear and concise manner.
    It is very difficult to find a teacher who has learnt the art in a traditional manner from an authentic master in Taiwan over an extended period i.e., 8 years in Taiwan and practicing over 20 years overall.
    I am finding the classes rewarding, demanding and stimulating in equal measure. Ollie is a good teacher.
    Andrew Codd ★★★★★ 3 months ago
  • Ollie is a friendly, honest and knowledgeable teacher with a lifetime of experience in martial arts. His lessons have a calm and personal atmosphere, and he takes time to plan activities for learners that reflect their skill levels and … More needs. He has spent over ten years in Taiwan learning kung fu and is eager to pass on his knowledge and experience.
    Nicholas Brown ★★★★★ 8 months ago
  • I've been training Gao Bagua with Ollie online for 5 months and I wanted to share my experience. Ollie is a fantastic teacher and an accomplished martial artist. The classes are engaging and stimulating, giving you heaps to work on … More in your own practice. The balance of detail and pacing given with the applications, body mechanics and principles works really well.
    And importantly, Ollie teaches as the person he naturally is, that kind of humbleness and authenticity is rare. His focus is purely on the training and how he can support his students to grow.
    After many years studying the internal martial arts with other teachers, I feel lucky to now be part of his school. I wish I lived closer to Bath and I wish he had been my first Bagua teacher.
    So a huge thank you to you Ollie for keeping it real. True gong fu.
    Nicola J ★★★★★ 8 months ago
  • Ollie is an excellent teacher. His long time experience has giving him a solid background in Nei Jia Quan. It’s a real pleasure to learn Xing Yi Quan from him. I recommend him to both beginner and advanced students of those arts.
    Mohammed saïah ★★★★★ 8 months ago
  • I've been Ollie's student for over 5 years, both as part of a class and also one to one, and you'd struggle to find someone better equipped to teach bagua and xing yi. He is in regular contact with his teacher in Taiwan, … More and returns to his school to keep his knowledge consistent with Yizong lineage. These classes will suit an experienced practitioner looking to refine their skills, or someone new to kung fu who wants to learn an authentic internal art. I started studying the martial arts over 40 years ago, and my only regret is that I would have liked to have met Ollie earlier.
    Mark Henshaw ★★★★★ 4 years ago
  • Ollie is a fantastic traditional Internal Kung Fu teacher who really knows his stuff and importantly is able to keep things real. No crouching tiger hidden dragon moves here.
    Nathan Cox ★★★★★ 5 years ago
  • Great authentic internal martial arts. Highly recommend.
    Rob Walton ★★★★★ 5 years ago