Bājíquán (八極拳), or shorter just baji, is commonly known as “the martial art of bodyguards”. It emphasizes the use of attacks that close down the distance as well as explosive close combat techniques such as combinations of elbow, knee and takedown techniques.
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...
From Finnish Fightsport magazine number 6 / 2008. Published with the magazine's permission. The article is unfortunately only available in Finnish.