Bajiquan Origins – Beijing Gongfu Jia Taijiquan

ACT- Bajiquan Qijiguang

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. 

Ip Man vs. Jin Shan Zhao Fight Scene – Cheng Ting Hua

IRFSIp

The fight scene in the first “IP MAN” film between Ip Man and the Northerner, Jin Shan Zhao-  is based on Cheng Ting Hua’s patriotic journeys in 1883.  The movie pays homage to the teahouse skirmish between Cheng Ting Hua and a Southern Chinese militiaman (who challenged Cheng Ting Hua as he was pouring tea).   

 

The Story of Kang Mi Mi, the M-Tattoo Cat – William E. Fairbairn

IRFScomic

The first edition of “The Story of Kang Mi Mi,” the “M-Tattoo Cat”: the Canadian comic book author Sam was inspired by the story of old Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s. The officer cat, Kang Mi Mi, and the Hungry Ghost character’s fighting technique are based on William E. Fairbairn’s “Defendu” System. Defendu is later combined/ adapted with feudal Shaolin (Yin Style Baguazhang)- evolving into the Fairbairn Method.

Truth of the Bagua Symbol – 1928 Internal Martial Arts Fitness Reform in China

formation

The 1928 Internal Martial Arts fitness reform in China standardized Internal/ External kungfu styles into the modern philosophical interpretation.  The benefits of the reform in the mind-body practice- brings destruction to Baguazhang’s feudal context and nuances. 

Eight arrays (Bagua Symbol) are important famous formations of the past generations:  Eight formation changes or the eight combat formations. In feudal times, the generals will adapt the army to various formations according to the different characteristics of the military, the terrain and the number of enemy forces. The eight arrays are divided into square arrays, circular arrays, squad arrays, rushing arrays, rounds, floating arrays, and geese arrays.

The commander’s eight-figure method divides the army into nine points in the shape of a well, and the outer eight in one, and the coach is in the middle. Eight represents eight orientations or eight positions. 

“Array” can be a unit in the military’s establishment, which are soldiers, squads, ministries, generals, and armies, consisting of eight teams.  Eight teams work as a unit, there are twenty-eight thousand and sixty-six people… Eight arrays are variable in context during battle, with sixty-four strategies. “The Eight Diagrams Change” in ancient warfare.

“SUPPORT THE FIGHT AGAINST 1928 KUNGFU REFORM FALLACIES”!!