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The return of the popular Shuai seminar!

SHUAI SEMINAR ON SATURDAY 04.03.2023 Cheerful spring salutations all! The all the way from abroad requested Shuai seminar is upon us once again! This one-day seminar will be held at the Vuosaari sportshall tatami. No special clothing is needed, a regular t-shirt will...

Information packet for spring 2023 2023

Hey all! Here's the relevant times and dates for spring 2023. If you have any questions, feel free to poke the board via email or at training! The spring season starts Monday 09.01.2023 and ends Wednesday 17.05.2023.We've planned the following events for the spring...

Possible electric outages during winter 2022-2023

An interesting winter ahead of us Hi everybody, The city of Helsinki has warned all venue renters that the upcoming winter is a time of saving on electricity. We have been warned that temperatures in training venues can be dropped drastically. So please prepare for...

Christmas Party 17.12.2022

Greetings! It's time again to get together to relax and feast at our association's Christmas party. We'll be gathering at the already familiar Chinese restaurant Happy Food Garden (Kalevankatu 23, 00100 Helsinki). We will celebrate on Saturday 17.12.2022 at 6 PM, and...

Autumn’s Seminars

   Hello! You can find all the information on the upcoming seminars during the autumn. Registrations are made in the usual way with the registration form. Put the seminar days on your calendar and see you then. TAIJI SEMINARS – ERLU Baji Association organizes weekend...

(Cancelled) Lapland camp at Rokua 04.-07.01.2023!

  The legendary Baji Association’s Lapland Camp is back! Once again we will gather our international Baji family together in a new location a little more down south in Rokua. The camp is for all master Lü Baochun’s students no matter your level. We are training...

Open Doors & Autumn Season

Greetings! The summer is drawing to a close and the autumn approaches. Welcome to the open doors day of Baji Association in Kulosaari! We will introduce our association and the styles of martial arts we offer. We have long-term students of Master Lü ready to showcase...

Autumn 2022 Program

Greetings! We’ve updated our website with this autumn’s program - the Thursday training is still a bit uncertain, but we’ll update you on Thursdays as soon as we can. Besides the weekly training, we’ve confirmed with Master Lü some upcoming events for the autumn and...

Association’s 20th Anniversary

WELCOME TO THE BAJI ASSOCIATION 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY! In 2001 master Lü Baochun and his first students founded our association… Time sure flies. As the pandemic is slowly calming down, it’s finally time to party! We welcome you to join us on Sunday 31.07.2022 in...

News on upcoming association activities

Hey all!2022 has kicked off rather nicely. Here’s some updates on upcoming events.Summer intensives are approaching again! The schedule can be read on our website. We offer twelve intensive courses throughout three months of summer - book your dates and join...

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The return of the popular Shuai seminar!

SHUAI SEMINAR ON SATURDAY 04.03.2023 Cheerful spring salutations all! The all the way from abroad requested Shuai seminar is upon us once again! This one-day seminar will be held at the Vuosaari sportshall tatami. No special clothing is needed, a regular t-shirt will...

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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