Pa-Kua with Nicolas Nobile/Rogelio Giordano - Boulder, CO
Hey everyone! I don't think I've posted anything on this site in years, but it looks great now!
Anyway, I just came to ask if you guys knew anything about the validity of a new baguazhang school in my city (Boulder). I've been out of martial arts ever since I stopped doing the Sin Kwang The version of shaolin when I was about 16, because I realized the school was bullshit. But I've had an interest in learning Xingyiquan ever since then. I meant to join a bagua school back then that was part of the Luo De Xiu system, but that school closed before I ever joined because they couldn't make enough money to keep the school open.
Anyway, I just heard about a new bagua school taught by Nicolas Nobile, who in their system is under Rogelio Giordano. They've been advertising around my university a lot, and I know some people who are planning to try it out, but the school has some red flags - though these flags aren't that substantial - for one thing, they're wearing gis. For another, there are pictures of these bagua practitioners doing flying kicks. I've had some trouble finding much information on them, so I was wondering if you guys had any information on the validity of their system.
Here's their website: http://www.pakua.org/
While looking for information on them, I found these, and I was wondering if you guys knew anything about them:
They teach Yin style, and the head is He Jinbao, who's a student of Dong Haichuan.
These guys teach Fu style bagua. The teacher is Adam Reed, who's a student of Johnny Kwong Ming Lee.
If any of you are at all familiar with the Boulder area and what's available here, please let me know. Again, what I really want to learn is Xingyiquan/Hsing-I Chuan. I know we have a decent Judo school, Taiji school, BJJ school and Aikido school. The taiji school is too expensive, though, and I don't really have any interest in BJJ or Aikido, so maybe my best bet is the Judo school.