View Full Version : Ba Ji / Hsing-I Info???

moslem boxer
02-18-2001, 06:10 AM
Greeting's all:
I'm a Hsing-I enthusiast, who is interested in Ba Ji.For me to make a comparison of the two styles,can any one help with the following;
(1)Due to it's issuing of Jings is Ba Ji be considered an Internal Art?
(2)Do the strikes have a similarity to the 5 elements of Hsing-I?
(3)It is said that Hsing-I is easy to learn but hard to master, is that the same for Ba Ji?
(4) Finally is Ba Ji effective in old age?
Thank's all.....
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02-18-2001, 12:02 PM

Well to answer your first question, the explosive energy issueing (Fa Jing) found in Bajiquan is quite similar to Chen Taiji. As a matter of fact, GM Liu Yun Qiao (my teacher's Baji sifu) and Chen Fake met in Beijing during the 1920's. Master Chen observed GM Liu performing the Bajiquan and noticed the fa jing was very similar to Chen Taiji, as did GM Liu also notice the same with Master Chen. The two exchanged ideas and forms in closed doors.

About Baji being similar to the Five Elements of Hsing I, I don't know much about Hsing I to comment. From what I have seen though, they are really different. They are both linear in their attack methods, but the postures resembles Taiji more than Hsing I.

Baji also takes a short period of time to learn. That was the main reason why three of China's leaders picked Baji for their personal guards to learn. But like any other art, to master Baji takes years to master. But to use takes a relatively short time.

Baji being effective in old age, well GM Liu practiced it into his 80's. Although Baji is known for it's stomping, the more advance levels no longer requires stomping to help sink the Qi. It was also recrded that GM Li Shu Wen (GM Liu Yun Qiao's Baji teacher) was still an active fighter into his 70's. Because of his fighting prowess in Baji, he had many jealous enemies who later poisoned him to death.

If you would like more info on Baji, you may want to check out the following sites:

Hope this info helps!

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moslem boxer
02-18-2001, 06:33 PM
Greeting's all:
Thank's bro. Guo Bao Lo the information rendered is very helpfull...