First Kung Fu lesson with Yu

Today we had our first regular kung fu session with our new Shifu Yu. Our programme for today included:

  • Warm-up
  • Basic stepping and moving in kung fu
  • Front kicks, including tips on how to gain stability, power and height
  • Light attack and defence sequences
  • Bajiquan strikes
  • Bagua defence techniques (examples)
  • Taiji and Zhangzhuang cool down sequence

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Watch our promotional video!

Here is a short video of what we do during class. Each week, we have a variety of warm up exercises, body conditioning, self defense applications and Bajiquan style forms. Furthermore, we promote a friendly atmosphere among the members and welcome new students who have never done martial arts before.

Baji Quan Documentary

In April 2011, a group of Baji Quan practitioners from Europe went to the villages of Mengcun – Yanshan area of Hebei Province which is considered the birthplace of Baji Quan to investigate more about this kung fu style. This is a 4 part documentary series of the Baji Quan school of Mr Wu LianZhi.

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Bajiquan Kung Fu

Bajiquan is well known for its fast speed and short range powerful strikes especially using the elbows. Bajiquan is also known as “the bodyguard style” because it was the preferred martial art style of the Emperor’s elite guard to protect Pu Yi (last Chinese emperor), Chiang Kai-Shek, Mao Zedong, etc.

Bajiquan uses “Eight Weapons” to strike namely

  • Feet
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Body
  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Arms
  • Head

Here are some videos of one of the main forms or sequence.

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