Eight diagrams palms (Bagua Zhang) – has 8 subcategories each of which contains 8 movements. Bagua Zhang is a form of internal Kung Fu, making use of the laws of Five Elements’ growing and transformation as well as applying the increase and decrease pattern of Yin and Yang. Based on the movements of walking in a circle, this art proceeds “like doing grinding, Bagua Zhang transforms its positions and movements as in a mystery.” Old Bagua palm, round body Bagua palm, Bagua chain palms are the most famous categories of Bagua. Old Bagua palm is quite demanding in the degree of body flexibility required. When practicing, the body should move naturally as though the practitioner were wading through mud and full concentration is required. It is beneficial for strengthening the body, and useful for defense as well as health preservation.