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Find a Ba Gua Zhang teacher with New York Internal Arts (NYIA) and Internal Arts International (IAI). IAI Ba Gua Zhang instructors are listed below by location. Simply search the list below and contact them directly.

Xing Yi Quan seminars are offered periodically. Please check the “Classes and Seminars” page for a list of upcoming seminars and events.

  • Opportunities to train Ba Gua Zhang and Xing Yi Quan with Tom Bisio are listed on the Upcoming Classes & Seminars page.
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Senior Advisors:

Ba Gua Zhang

Master Gao Ji Wu

Beijing, China

Xing Yi Quan

Master Song Zhi Yong

Taiyuan, China

Chief Instructor & Founder:

Ba Gua Zhang, Xing Yi Quan

Tom Bisio

New York, NY
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Senior Instructors – Ba Gua Zhang & Xing Yi Quan:

Valerie Ghent (NYC, NY)  Contact

Nelson Tai (Queens, NY) Contact

Wes Tasker (Boston, MA) Contact

Ba Gua Zhang Instructors:

United States

New York

Advanced Level Instructors (NYC)
Aaron Stiles Contact
Thad Wong Contact

New Jersey:
Reginald Haley Contact

Adam Wasserman Contact

Foundational Level Instructors (NYC)
Jonathan Breshin Contact
Chi Chau Contact
Eric Darton Contact
Bill Gallagher Contact
Andy Kriger Contact
Wolfgang Schwalenberg Contact

Brooklyn, NY:
Mark Greenfield Contact
Kelly McDonald Contact

Albany, NY:
Steve Cosimano Contact

Ithica, NY:
Bryan Isacks Contact


Los Angeles:
Eric Deutsch Foundational Level Instructor Contact


Great Barrington:
JohnPaul Magenis Foundational Level Instructor Contact

Rhode Island

Keith Norris Foundational Level Instructor
Contact: Rhode Island Ba Gua Zhang


Greg Johnston Foundational Level Instructor Contact


Joe Wieland Cool Foundational Level Instructor
Contact: Portland Shaolin Center



Marc Bégin
Advanced Level Instructor Contact

Svilen Pronev  Foundational Level Instructor Contact

Stephane Turbide Foundational Level Instructor Contact


Le Beausset:
Pascal Jauffret
Foundational Level Instructor Contact

Mohammed Saïah
Foundational Level Instructor Contact


Pauliina Turunan
Foundational Level Instructor Contact