Archives for the month of: February, 2015

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This is the second part for the article about defence in Baji, to go a bit deeper into the subject. In striking oriented arts the term defence usually means defending incoming attacks by arm or leg movement, body movement, stepping or positioning of stance. The goal being to not get hurt by the incoming attack and allow for your own attack to be launched. In Baji we need to consider all ranges of combat, kicking, striking, wrestling and also very importantly everything that happens in between. I propose an extension of the term defence to also include defending ones structure. Read the rest of this entry »

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Today Baji Wasa had it’s first weekend intensive training course. Six people were working hard on their Baji skills. Subject of the day was basic training for applying Baji techniques, drills and exercises done with a partner to develop skills needed for using Baji. The first half of the day we worked on defense and the second half we added attack. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese martial arts usually is said to include four categories of techniques, da (striking), ti (leg technique), na (seizing/joint attacks) and shuai (wrestling). All of these should be addressed in one way or another within the techniques of a martial art. In some arts shuai is considered the basis for fighting skill, from which the practitioner will develop further into striking, kicking and joint attacking. Read the rest of this entry »

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Baji training starts from day one with attacking methods, through single technique training. Single punches, single elbows and other movements are designed specifically to develop a strong attack. But for an attack to work against a real life opponent the practitioner needs to develop skills to get his attack through his opponents defence and not get knocked out in the process. In Baji we have an important principle of combining attack and defence into one motion. In pair training we start by training our ability to defend incoming attacks, but from there we need to evolve the defence skill to include attack. Read the rest of this entry »