Fist (Baji Quan)
The full name of Baji Fist is "Kaimen Baji Quan",
which means the mysterious changes between Yin and Yang,
which ultimately ends with eternity. It has a long history.
Over the years, it has been gradually refined, and now
has a distinctive style, with unique character and form.
In each era, there have been some outstanding men who
have mastered Baji. It has had a profound influence on
the development of Chinese Martial Arts.
These are some pictures of Baji at school
This kind of fist began from the Meng village in Cang
County (now the autonomous Hui clan county). In the fifth
year of the Yongzheng emperor in Qing Dynasty, a great
but strange man, called Lai, who was skilled in Martial
Arts used to roam the village. He found Wu Zhong practicing
Chinese Fist very hard. He gave 15-year-old Wu Zhong instruction
and taught him martial arts. Wu Zhong asked Lai to come
and stay at his home and learnt from him for three years.
During this period, Lai also taught him other fists and
Spears.The day before Lai left, he gave him a secret book
on Martial arts. Nowadays, there are many records about
Lai in Chinese history books.
Eight years passed and Wu Zhong went to the Shaolin Temple.
There, he took on wooden models of people and monkeys
that disguised attacking weapons. Many accomplished martial
artists had been previously wounded by this challenge.
But Wu Zhong entered this temple three times and to people's
great surprise, he wasn't injured once. He quickly made
a name for himself all over Southern China and his unusual
story spread out as far as the Qing Dynasty Palace. A
martial official named Aixinjueluo.Yun requested him to
attend the palace. This official showed him great respect
and challenged him to compete with him. They agreed that
he who drew the first blood, would lose.
During the duel, the official was hardly aware that a
small trace had been left in his eyebrow when Wu Zhong
humbly stopped the competition. This victory helped Wu
gain another great name: "Wu Divine Sword".
Wu Zhong became even more famous than before.
Baji Fist focuses on actual combat. As a martial art,
it is characterized by its development of strong power
The basic theory includes 6 "Kai"and 8 "Hitting-Forms".
6 Kai means taking different ways of form, which are DING,
BAO, TI, KUA, KAN TI and Chan. Each points to the different
ways of practicing the fist forms and their application.
8 Hitting-Forms corresponds to the 8 parts of your body
(head, arms, elbows, hands, hips, knees, feet and nails.),
which can cooperate well with each other to produce many
unpredictable moves, especially in actual combat.