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Cancelled Events

Greetings! We take your wellbeing seriously and want to continue to focus on that. The National Institute of Health and Welfare in Finland (THL) does not recommend assemblies of over 20 people indoors, and in these assemblies all participants should wear masks and...

Covid-19 guidelines for Baji Association

Hi everybody! We had a talk yesterday with master Lü and everyone present at practise what we can do in Baji Association to prevent the spread of Corona. Especially so since infection rates are escalating in the capital-area. Your health is important to us, and we...

Fall 2020 events

Greetings everyone! This autumn's happenings will be as normal as possible. The board of Baji Association have planned events for the rest of the year and if the government doesn't set any new restrictions, we will do our best to arrange these as usual. However this...

Last minute changes to fall season courses

Due to the situation with corona and the tiny space available in Minerva school, we've decided to not use this training space. This means that Friday Qigong and Chen Taiji 24 -courses will be moved to Thursday and they will replace Thursday's Yang and Chen Taiji...

Good news!

The association's appeals have just been granted and we've received confirmation from the city for training shifts. We have managed to keep the times the same as last season even though the places have changed somewhat. The situation for this fall is as follows:...

Situation with fall courses

Due to the Corona pandemic, many schools, such as the Zacharias Topelius school, has cancelled all evening activity reservations for their halls until the spring of 2021. Baji Association has applied for replacement training facilities as soon as it was possible, but...

August’s Taiji camp!

  Baji Association and master Lü Baochun are organizing a two day Taiji camp in Helsinki 29.8.-30.8.2020. After a long break in organized training it’s time to get back to training routines, and this camp is a perfect way to gain back the lost hours of quality...

This summer’s intensive courses!

Intensive courses start tomorrow!   FIRST WEEK OF SUMMER INTENSIVE COURSES We would like to kindly remind our practitioners of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, and to consider the well-being of yourself and others. Please do not come to train if you feel unwell and...

SUMMER 2020 VOLUNTARY TRAINING

SUMMER 2020 VOLUNTARY TRAINING (Starts 1.6.) Summer is fast approaching and the government is loosening its pandemic restrictions. This enables us to once again provide our freeform summer park training at Hesperia Park. It’s going to be nice to see you again!   Due...

April Situation Update!

Hello dear members, On the 18th of March 2020, the Finnish government decided to apply a general lockdown to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, and this lockdown has been continued until the 13th of May. The lockdown applies to Baji Association as well, as we...

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Training in baji

The basics of training in baji can be divided into four basic level exercises: exercises in standing, the practice of single techniques, the so-called “small form” and finally exercises in pairs. Each of these categories consists of different forms of training, which...

Taiji as a martial art

Despite its roots, Taiji is not very well known as a martial art and is usually considered a health exercise (which it also is). This is not surprising in the sense that to learn Taiji on a level where it is really useful for combat takes a long time and requires...

The Posture Names of Chen Style Taiji’s Yi Lu Form

预备式            yù bèi shì                     Preparatory Posture 金刚捣碓        jīn gāng dǎo duì         Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds the Mortar 揽扎衣            lǎn zhā yī                     Grab the Coat and Tie It Up 六封四闭        liù fēng sì bì                Six...

Yang Style Taiji 85 Form Posture Names

预备式              yù bèi shì                             Preparatory Posture 起势                  qĭ shì                                     Beginning of Taiji 揽雀尾              lăn què weĭ                          Stroke the Peacock’s Tail 单鞭                  dān biān  ...

Wu Zi Jue – The Five Character Secret of Success

五字诀 Wŭ Zì Jué by 李亦畲 Lĭ Yìshē (1832-1892) Five Character “Secret of Success” / ”Tricks of the Trade” (for Taijiquan) 心静    xīn jìng The (heart) mind is quiet, peaceful, still. 身灵    shēn líng The body is agile, nimble, sensitive – includes the idea of sensitivity and...

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