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Students must realize that just as Rome was not built in a day, becoming a Kung Fu instructor requires years of dedicated practice.
The basic horse stance training and punching must be carried throughout the life of the practitioner and this will also hold true of most basic jiben training whether it is the big spear or pigua exercises. At a very superficial level the art appears to resemble the routinized patterns found in Western exercise systems. It is at this point that the student may split into one of two directions. Some conclude that the teacher is holding back "secrets", so it's time to leave.
While others retreat into the Eastern mysticism of the system in order to avoid enduring the hard training. They sound good but their form lacks content. Contemporary wushu may be very appealing because of its different training path. Contemporary wushu and traditional wushu both require great effort and commitment to attain skills. However, the goals and methods are different.
Performance forms are available in contemporary wushu systems and so a sense of achievement is reached much earlier in contrast to traditional wushu. Many of the students who continue to stay on embrace this as a moment of redemption. Yes, some feel that "the mystical qi transforming exercises will now make the ordinary man into a god!
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Collectively, these exercises are termed the "bajiquan harmonic method". Mysticism and magic aside, the exercises stretch tendons and muscles, massage internal organs and coordinate breathing with movement. Some of the exercises are designed to exhaust the major muscle groups in order to develop the seldom used minor muscle groups. The primary purpose of these exercises is to help insure full body usage in the fighting applications of the system. Dissolving energies hua jing and an energy associated with short punches an jing are begun partially in this phase and are further developed in many of the two-person fighting application sets.
With regard to health, the exercise system also produces superb conditioning. The two primary exercises comprise the baji qigong set. Other exercises help develop relaxation and breathing coordinated with movements. Done properly, internal organs are effectively massaged and blood flows are shifted to areas seldom reached in modern Western exercise systems. Of these exercises, the most important are "reversing the spine" ju bi hou shen and baji qigong exercise. Reversing the spine, figure 1A-1F, stretches the tendons, loosens the back, and requires coordinated deep breathing.
The baji qigong exercise is simple in appearance but complex in effect. Like many modern qigong exercises, baji qigong combines all the internal strengths hui yuan yi qi , masssages specific internal organs, and helps loosen and relax the body. According to Liu Yunqiao, although the movements of the qigong hun yuan set are simple, the blood and qi move through all the twelve meridians, three yin channels, and three yang channels. This is a nurturing method that turns essence jing into energy qi and finally into spirit shen. The remaining harmonic methods with the exception of tai bi rao huan are more oriented toward martial art application and training even though they involve slow movements and deep, coordinated breathing.
Bai bi niu yao swinging the arms and striking the waist, shoulder and back areas is of a pigua nature and requires developing the waist so as to whip the arms against the body. Although it stimulates numerous acupuncture points and a number of organs, its primary purpose is to condition the body to withstand blows from an opponent and bring blood into the palm. Other exercises zuo you cheng zhang , na bu gang chui , and zuo you deng tui are variations of relaxed pigua palm strikes, employing the waist with a horizontal collapsing palm, punches with fajing from horse to bow to horse stance, and relaxed, slow heel kicks from front and side.
From this point, one can proceed to the deceptively internal baji spear training methods. These methods are similarly found in both the Yang and Chen taijiquan styles 1. Without this training, the real potential for delivering power in baji applications is severely limited. Figure 3A. Figure 3B. The first exercise Figures 3A and 3B requires the practitioner to hold the spear in a relaxed horse stance posture and then to move into a bow stance while simultaneously turning the palms and spear over while rotating and slowly thrusting the spear forward.http://forum2.quizizz.com/superlpez-la-semana-ms-larga.php
BAJIQUAN SEMINAR – DA JIA AND LIU DA KAI
From the bow stance, the spear is turned counterclockwise as the practitioner simultaneously returns to the horse stance posture. The chan si jing literally starts with rotation of the feet, dan tian, arms, shoulders and back. Although simplistic in appearance, it is one of the most superb conditioning neigong-like exercises the breath is also coordinated with the movement. Many students are lucky to successfully execute thirty to a side, for the exercise requires far more than simple external strength.
This exercise must be practiced daily for many, many years. Figure 4A. Figure 4B.
The second exercise, Figures 4A and 4B tong qiang , involves thrusting the spear forward from the horse stance position to the bow stance position and incorporates all of the movements from the previous exercise plus the explosiveness of the punch. The body goes from a relaxed state to a split second tightening in the explosive thrust and back to a relaxed state. In drawing back the spear, three circular spirals should be observed when the practitioner reaches a high level of practice. This exercise is similar to the basic static punching routine described in Part I of this article.
Figure 5A. Figure 5B.
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Figure 5C. Shaking the spear, Figures 5A - 5C develops not only external muscles i.
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The practitioner holds the spear outward in a horse stance until the tip of the spear stops shaking and then slowly returns the tip to the ground. Figure 6A. Figure 6B. A similar exercise, bong , is illustrated in Figures 6A and 6B. This involves moving forward while simultaneously circling the spear clockwise until the tip of the spear is thrust upward in a burst of power while the practitioner simultaneously sinks into a half horse, half bow stance.
Although this appears external in nature, the practitioner must remain relaxed until the split second burst of power. Breathing is coordinated as in the other exercises. A final variation of the spear methods is presented Figures 7A through 7E. Advanced training requires two-person applications similar to the pictures found in Olson's book in the chapter on "Two Man Drills for the Thirteen Spear" Olson, , pp. Figure 7A. Figure 7B.
Figure 7D. Figure 7E. Originally, these styles were taught only to armored guards and were kept secret to outsiders. Anyone who was not associated to the bodyguards were not allowed to learn these styles. Ba Ji and Pi Gua have advanced concepts that involve internal and external power working together. Our training method includes strengthening both the internal and external parts of the body and mind. With each hit, the opponent feels the the strength of the entire body.
To gain this kind of power, it takes a lot of training. Using Pi Gua and Ba Ji together will cover both close combat and long range fighting. One quotation that rose during the Ching Dynasty stated that during peaceful times, Tai Chi will help the country. When war comes, Ba Ji will make the world justified. Videos Articles Contact. Upcoming Events There are currently no events.
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