An old Chinese saying in martial arts is that you only need the space of a dead cow to practice your martial art. This is good to keep in mind this time of the year when the weather might keep you inside. Forms and drills can include several steps, movement and leaps, but one should always be able to adapt the footwork and movement, otherwise the skill will not be useful for real usage. The form movements don’t need to be set, one can and should freestyle techniques. Also one can shorten steps or change steps, but just remember to keep the feet alive, that is an important principle in Baji and fighting in general.

Apologize for the Saturday morning attire and i hope the neighbors don’t mind the noise (they should be used to it by now) ….