The basic foundations of Baguazhang are equivalent to, or beyond most first 1st degree black belt levels of conditioning and training of other arts. It is an advanced movement art and contains exceptional body flow training. The stepping methods condition the fascia and structural strength of the body in a very unique way that is often not understood until actually trained. The basic methods of Mud Stepping and Circle Walking alone contain a whole system of movement. Once learned, Mud Stepping and Circle Walking are further refined with Moving Forms and drills.