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2021 Autumn Schedule

Hello!Hope you've stayed healthy and enjoyed the hot summer days!Here you'll find the planned programs for this autumn. For example the places and times for courses will be specified before the end of August, and the content and date of the weekend seminars might...

2021 Summer Intensive Courses and Voluntary Training

Summer intensive courses 2021! Hip hip hurray! We arise from our elongated winter-hibernation to offer for the summer intensive courses led by master Lü Baochun just like before. So mark down the dates and join us! Starts tomorrow on the 14th of June! We’d like to...

Updates for the Spring Season!

Unfortunately, the corona restrictions will still continue. Meaning that the doors of the city's training facilities will remain closed at least until the end of March. With these prospects, training will start no earlier than April 1, 2021. We will actively monitor...

The start of the spring season is postponed!

The start of the spring season is postponed!   Unfortunately, the corona restrictions will still continue, meaning that the doors of the city's training facilities will remain closed at least until the end of February. With these prospects, we will hope...

Happy New Year!

Unfortunately, the corona restrictions will continue, meaning that the doors of the city's training facilities will remain closed at least until the end of January. With these prospects, training will start no earlier than Monday, February 1, 2021 - we will actively...

All training cancelled; including outdoor training.

Hello again everyone! As the corona-situation worsens, many regions including Uusimaa, are getting tighter restrictions to try and slow down infection rates. Now all hobbies and training, for both children and adults, is cancelled. So this means taiji and qigong are...

Combat training cancelled for rest of the season

  On Friday 20.11.2020 we got new corona-restrictions which no longer are recommendations but decrees. The important one of these restrictive decrees for Baji Association is the one related to adult's training & hobbies which concerns group and combat sports....

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...

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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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