Dr. John P. Painter – International Head Teacher of Nine Dragon Baguazhang

Dr. Painter is one of the pioneers of Chinese internal martial arts in the United States. He has been learning and practicing Jiulong Baguazhang, Taijiquan and Xingyiquan from the Li family’s system as far back as 1953. READ MORE.




Jim Burniche

jim_largeJim was introduced to Chinese internal arts as a young man seeking help with some chronic health issues that were difficult to diagnose. A qigong class was recommended, and in hindsight this class may have been little more than arm waving and high expectations. But, it succeeded in lighting the fire of curiosity. READ MORE



Bronwen Nishikawa

bronwen_largeBronwen has been training in Jiulong Baguazhang with Shifu John Painter since 2004. READ MORE