Traditional Kung Fu Classes in Bath & Online

Learn Baguazhang and Xingyiquan with Ollie Smith

Baguazhang Lesson subscription

In Person Every Wednesday

Traditional Kung Fu Lessons

£45 - per month

Learn out Yizong traditional kung fu created by Kung Fu master Lou Dexiu of Taiwan - 3 Internal kung fu systems in one class, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Taijiquan

Attending the in person lesson will give you access to the schools online forum, where you can learn more about the kung fu system and ask questions.

These lessons are aimed at anyone with an interest in traditional martial arts and especially kung fu. Training starts at 7:00pm every Wednesday.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch on the contact page.

Baguazhang Lesson subscription

Online Every Tuesday

Gao Baguazhang Lessons Streaming live

£45 - per month

Learn Gao style Bagua - a traditional kung fu system created by Kung Fu master Gao Yisheng - Baguazhang lessons will be streaming Tuesday evenings from 8pm.

If you cannot make the lesson you can watch later and also catch up with the previous 3 lessons.

These lessons are aimed at people with little to no knowledge of Gao style Bagua, taught solely by Ollie Smith, senior student of master Luo Dexiu. Each lesson consists of guided training from the complete Baguazhang system. This is a subscription service billed monthly which auto renews from the date you begin your subscription.

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Baguazhang Lesson subscription

Online Every THURSDAY

Advanced Gao Baguazhang Lessons Streaming Live

£45 - per month

Advanced Gao style Baguazhang lessons will be held Thursday evenings from 8pm.

If you cannot make the lesson you can watch later and also catch up with the previous 3 lessons.

These lessons are aimed at people with more knowledge of Gao style Bagua, taught solely by Ollie Smith, senior student of master Luo Dexiu. Each lesson consists of guided training from the complete Bagua system. This is a subscription service billed monthly which auto renews from the date you begin your subscription.

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Xingyiquan Live Poster

Online Every Sunday

Hebei Xingyiquan Lessons Streaming Live

£45 - per month

Hebei Xingyiquan lessons will be held Sunday mornings from 10am till 10:45am.

If you cannot make the lesson you can watch it later and also catch up with the previous 3 lessons.

These lessons are aimed at people with knowledge of Xingyiquan and Internal arts, taught solely by Ollie Smith, senior student of master Luo Dexiu. Each lesson consists of guided training from the complete Hebei Xingyi system. This is a subscription service billed monthly which auto renews from the date you begin your subscription.

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How much do the kung fu classes cost?

Tuition for local lessons is £45 per month (every Wednesday from 6:30pm till 8:30pm)

Where are the kung fu classes held?

The lessons are held in Bath at Monmouth Place BA1 2AY, we have a limited number of parking spaces available.

How often are the kung fu classes?

The kung fu classes are held every Wednesday from 6:30pm. We have a limited number of spaces due to the size of the hall, so once we are full you won't be able to join the physical lessons.

Do you offer 1 on 1 kung fu lessons?

Yes, you can . Private Kung Fu training can be booked in advance with Ollie Smith by using our contact form. Head over to the contact page.

Kung fu lessons taught by Ollie Smith

Xingyi Entering and Retreating Fist

Xingyi Entering and Retreating Fist

Online Bagauzhang lessons and Online Xingyiquan lessons are being broadcast from my studio based in the UK, streaming is one way (not a group stream like Zoom), those attending the lessons can join in via texting which enable you to ask questions. I also include pre-recorded footage of forms practised in my larger space, this can help you get a better idea on how the forms should be practised in a continuous way.

Each lesson is £45 and the duration is around 45 to 60 minutes per lesson. There is currently one group lesson held in person and two live streamed Bagua lessons and one Xingyi live streamed lesson every week. The subscription is automated and billed via the Stripe gateway so it is completely secure.

The local kung fu classes are located in Bath and would suit people with a keen interest in traditional kung fu. There is an emphasis on upgrading one's skill rather than on gradings and tests, so you will not find a belt reward system. We do expect people to buy the school t-shirt and not to wear the clothes or uniform of another martial art club when attending.

Xingyi 8 Stance Fist

Xingyi 8 Stance Fist

Kung fu styles taught are Hebei Xingyi, Gao Bagua, and parts of the Chen Pan Ling Taiji form. All of the kung fu syles are taught over one month. We also focus some of the time in lesson to fighting application (optional) and will wear fighting gear such as gloves, head guards and body armour. The kung fu sparring is reasonably light and usually has an experimental approach to testing some of the more traditional aspects of fighting techniques.

Whilst we'd like to keep the lessons open to everyone it is best that you are reasonably fit and flexible with a degree of good coordination. If this is not the case then you can arrange for some 1 on 1 kung fu tuition. The 1 on 1 kung fu lessons will teach you everything you need to get up to speed and ready for the group class, I recommend that you set aside 5 sessions at £35 per hour, bookable from 2 hours minimum.

Double Edge Sword Xingyiquan Kung Fu

Double Edge Sword

During the lessons you will learn the traditional training methods found in Gao style Bagua and Hebei Xingyi. You might also be taught some of the famous Chen Pan Ling Taiji form (not all at the same time), these three kung fu styles originated in mainland China and were taken to Taiwan where Ollie Smith learnt the Yizong line of Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Taijiquan.

Bagua takes priority in the lessons, this is due to the amount of content and complexity of the kung fu, Xingyi would be next and then Taiji. A complete system of Baguazhang and Xingyiquan are taught along with elements of Taijiquan thrown into the mix.

If you are interested in trying one lesson for free please contact me to arrange attendance. The class is not visible from the street so you have to arrange joining in by email.

These kung fu lessons are a great benefit to people looking to keep fit without having to go to a gym. You'll learn lots of traditional exercises that help with health of your mind and body. You can improve your coordination and lower your stress levels. Internal kung fu will help you to discover more about achieving a better structure when moving and striking. Though not only can you focus on the more martial aspects we can also learn about meditation whilst practising, which is an important part of our training.