Single Art tuition


This level is for people who are taking classes in one art, either Xingyi or Bagua. There is no real commitment at this level however the student is expected to practice and to keep up with the training to the best of their abilities.

*NATSTA membership is required.

full tuition


This level gives the student access to all the classes offered, in both Xingyi and Bagua. Maintaining a practice of two arts requires commitment and discipline; the student is expected to maintain their own daily practice. 

*NATSTA membership is required.

NATSTA (North american tang shou tao) Membership
$100/year (annual fee)


At Big Island Gongfu & Healing Arts, we are part of a Gongfu family. The practice and cultivation of Gongfu that is available here in Hawaii is only possible because we are part of a larger community spread out across the globe. We are guided by Vince Black and by our teachers living in China, and we benefit regularly from interactions with other schools practicing the same method as we do. Because of this, joining the North American Tang Shou Tao Association (NATSTA) is required of anyone wishing to study these arts (the exception being the morning Neigong classes which are offered as a community service), in order to support the work of the Association in making these arts available to us.

NATSTA members receive a biannual newsletter, are welcome to attend events such as the annual national conference and regional seminars, as well as being eligible to attend special events such as trips to train in China. You also get a t-shirt.


Prospective students may try their first class for free. 

Contact us if you'd like to come to class, and we will give you the specific location.