1st European Baguazhang Forum
The instructors will include eight highly experienced Italian teachers where Baguazhang is now undergoing resurgence, thanks to the efforts of FIWUK (Italian sport’s promotion entity of the Italian Olympic Committee). Baguazhang is acknowledged by both national and European Parliaments.
Paolo Chilelli -
Imperial Baguazhang, direct student and promoter of Master Zhang Dugan. A professional educator, he is one of the founders of the "International Baguazhang Association" (PRC) and the chairman of FIWUK Baguazhang. Under his direction Baguazhang has become the first gongfu style to be offered in the italian school system and was recently presented to the European Parlament in Brussels.
Enrico Colmi -
Cheng Tinghua Style, oldest italian and european student of Master Liu Jingru. Former Sport Medicine doctor, he teaches now regularly Chinese Traditional Medicine and his the author of a study on athletes posturology. With master Liu he studied also Xingyiquan and Liuhe Tanglang. He teaches also Taijiquan.
Riccardo Ferrara -
Liang Zhenpu Style, indoor student of Master Sui Yunjiang since 2001. He teaches Baguazhang from this tradition in Rome and is the technical director of “WenWu”. He studied also Chinese Traditional Medicine and Tuina.
Cheng Tinghua Style, official student of master Liu Jingru. Technical director together wth Sara Ambu of “BaxianKungfu”, since 2006 visits China to study with famous teachers. He also practices Xingyiquan, Liuhe Tanglang and teaches Chen Style Taijiquan. In 2008 won the Orlando (USA) Kungfu Championship in Baguazhang.
Mauro Ria -
Cheng Tinghua Style. Technical director of the “Nei Jia Phoenix School” in Rome, leads the “Feng Huang” project. He teaches Baguazhang and Xingyiquan (Hebei Style). He is a black Belt 5th Duan in Chinese Gongfu.
Imperial Style Baguazhang, student of master Zhang Dugan. Started training gongfu at 13, PhD in Oriental Languages, remained years long in China where he studied under master Liu Jingru Baguazhang and Xingyiquan. Once back to Italy, he met master Zhang and studied under him. Technical Director of the “Tao Chi” in Rome.
Sun Lutang Style / Wang Shujin Style under master Paolo Magagnato (Wang Fulai, Taiwan). He studied Shaolin, Tanglang, Tamtui, Baguazhang, Wing Chun, Yiquan, Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, Krav Maga, Qigong. Diplomated in Tuina and Chinese Traditional Medicine with Nanjing Academy (PRC). Judge and referee in international competitions, he is guest teacher of many major European events. He researches, practices and teaches mainly practical Baguazhang.