Bajiquan Origins – Beijing Gongfu Jia Taijiquan

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Chen Fake’s system (refined by Chen Zhaokui) is unique due to its integration of BAJIQUAN elements popular among armed escorts of the late Qing and Republic of China era. Both medieval Chen Taijiquan and Bajiquan descend from late Ming Era, Qi Jiguang treatise. The feudal Chen Taijiquan is Shaolin military with an approach similar to Bajiquan- the empty-hand methods of feudal Bajiquan are very much a part of Beijing Gongfu Jia Taiji.