ARG Distance


ARG Programs (Associate Research Group):   Join our efforts in feudal Internal Martial Arts preservation- adapted for modern lifestyles, anywhere in the world.  The ARG Distance Monitoring is for serious practitioners only, and for seekers with profound interests in martial arts academic research or instruction in their area. Currently we offer monitoring for Yin Style Baguazhang, Beijing Gongfu Jia Taijiquan, and Wutan Bajiquan- with intensive online tech support and guidance in a convenient monthly format. 

IRFS Feudal Foundations Course (Four Modules)
Preservation and optimization of fighting arts for the modern era require accurate knowledge of its origin.  Feudal Baguazhang utilized by Yin Fu in the Qing era - is sophisticated, practical, and concise. Training is specialized for the average practitioner of a certain division or rank, with emphasis on technique, weapons, and strategy different from modern Baguazhang interpretation The Linking system is advanced with core subtleties- practical for contemporary urban applications or ancient.  Feudal Foundations course is an excellent option for those that favor compact and effective systems in the fast-paced world of today.

Program Details for Yin Style Baguazhang Linking (Feudal Foundations Course):

*He Jinbao presents the full linking routine which extracts essential framework from each of the eight animal systems (Lion, Unicorn, Dragon, Bear, Snake, Rooster, Phoenix, Monkey)

*IRFS presents the feudal context of applications and biomechanical strategy (we will monitor biomechanical progress/ provide tech support for those with research interests in Qing/ Ming Dynasties and factual 1st Generation Baguazhang methods)

Program Details for Bajiquan Linking (Feudal Elements Course):

*Liu Yun Qiao presents the Bajiquan Linking Routine which contains essential elements of Xiao (small) Baji and Da (big) Baji sets.

*IRFS presents the feudal context of applications and structure (we will monitor structural progress/ provide tech support for those with research interests into feudal Bajiquan)

IRFS Feudal Elements Course (Four Modules) Bajiquan descends from the heavy armor era in Ming Dynasty, renown for its simplicity, practicality, and fierce short-range elbows. In the mid-20th century, Bajiquan is often cross-trained with Yin Style Baguazhang.

*The ARG Monthly Program is divided into two tiers-

Tier One: $40

  • Customized monthly lesson plan/ consultation
  • Up to TWO private training uploads (3 min) for review by IRFS/month
  • Receive direct guidance, additional resources, and text summary (including timecodes) via email
  • Benefit from extensive email tech support for any questions on the training material
  • Achieve foundational requirements for a research group in your area

Tier Two: $75

  • Customized monthly lesson plan/ consultation
  • Up to FOUR private training uploads (3-5 min) for review by IRFS/month
  • Receive direct guidance, additional resources, and text summary (including timecodes) via email
  • Benefit from extensive email tech support for any questions on the training material
  • Achieve foundational requirements for a research group in your area
  • Discounted rate for a private workshop in Austin, TX

*The First Modules are available for instant viewing in the links above, the remaining Three Modules are $12 (refer to ARG Distance Guide below) 


STEP TWO:  Proceed to train with the customized monthly lesson plan [Please email: for a free consultation on training guidelines]

STEP THREE:  Utilize the ARG Distance Assessment and submit your private training video for the FIRST MODULE (unlisted Youtube upload/ Don't Be Shy, Your Training Archive Is CLASSIFIED). 3 Minute or 5 Minute Upload- PayPal (F&F option, $40 for Tier One, $75 for Tier Two to: SEND UNLISTED YOUTUBE LINK DIRECT TO

STEP FOUR:  We will review your training and provide an email summary on pointers/ additional instructions, and feedback for Module One- THE STEPS REPEAT FOR THE REMAINING MODULES

Please Allow 24 Hours for email confirmation after receipt of your video link and payment and up to 72 hours for Guide Assessment Processing. We analyze your personal martial arts video to give you feedback on your skills in combination with the training/ research material provided. 

Youtube Unlisted Video Option & Upload Instructions:

  • »Title the file like this: last name-first name-category (which system, module, Taijiquan, Bajiquan, or Bagua)- Tier One/or Tier Two
  • »Check the "Unlisted" option (you’ll have a choice between public, unlisted, or private).
  • »Do NOT ever make the video public on youtube as the information contained is copyrighted.
  • »You may ask questions during each submitted video within the time frame provided including biomechanics or martial applications.

IRFS will confirm receipt of your video link by email. After we review your unlisted youtube upload, you will receive a text evaluation/ summary via email which may include time codes on problem areas, online cross-reference material, strategy, or further instructions). The pointers are precise and detailed, supplemental material or links provided with text analysis are free of charge. It will serve as an invaluable resource to have a feudal historian monitor your progress. Distance monitoring by feudal academia is biomechanically advanced and research driven. It Works Well.

*Repeat steps for layering corrections or submit training video for the next section. Though rare, if you are not improving through the text evaluation of training video submission, a live personal training workshop in Austin TX is recommended- after which the Distance Monitoring will provide continued momentum in progress. Live training for true hands-on fight IQ and biomechanics is essential to mastery- it is recommended once a year through private training workshops in Austin TX. However, ARG Distance Assessment training will benefit research, total understanding, and accurate documentation of raw historical martial arts.

Comprehensive Training Programs:

»Revive Yin Style Baguazhang, Wutan Bajiquan (cross-trained with Chen Taijiquan in feudal era), and Gongfu Jia Chen Taijiquan- the complete systems«

Baguazhang used by Retainers of the Imperial Court, feudal Chen Taijiquan, and Wutan Bajiquan of the Ming Dynasty is now accessible in the comfort of your own home. The nuanced biomechanical and scholarly approach to resurrect the 1st Generation methods of Baguazhang, Bajiquan, and Tai Chi Chuan founding fathers, lost in modern kungfu culture- adapted for contemporary lifestyles. Join the movement in historical restoration of raw Chinese kungfu- it is extinct...

The Yin Style Baguazhang material is provided in video format above. The Lion, Dragon, Phoenix, and Bear Martial Systems provide the core biomechanics/ empty-hand applications which are extracted and recontexted for feudal era or urban strategy... not the qigong and medical material.
Beijing Gongfu Jia Taijiquan and Wutan Bajiquan materials are available for free on the public domain.

THE YSB BREAKDOWN: Yin Style Baguazhang historical routines are short sequences of strikes, preserved from Qing military drilling. One LION SYSTEM form is demonstrated above utilizing Sweeping Strikes (one of eight strike categories/system) and Moving With The Force footwork strategy (one of seven total footwork patterns/system). The He Jinbao/ Xie Peiqi documented material contains a total of Fifty Six (56) short sequences like the one above for each system- which is extracted/ customized for each individual's martial requirements.  In feudal times, it is rare for any one individual to remember every sequence- and not necessary. Yin Style Baguazhang is an art of principle, its programming works similar to learning a new language. One becomes fluent over time and is fully capable of communication without memorizing every vocabulary or textbook example. Generally, for contemporary empty-hand self-defense in the 21st century, one to five Strike Categories (or 7 to 35 short sequences/system), is sufficient. A free consultation will determine the best route (Comprehensive Training) for beginners or enthusiasts.

THE BJQ BREAKDOWN: Wutan Bajiquan historical routines are short and sweet, practical, efficient. The ultra-compact system is essentially feudal Military Boxing of armored Chinese Knights or a feudal version of modern Sanda. In ancient times, Bajiquan is cross-trained with Beijing Chen Taijiquan and Yin Style Baguazhang. The complete system consists of four linear sets (Xiao Baji/ Da Baji/ Linking/ Liu Da Kai). Bajiquan is renown for segmented and continuous long to short-range bursts of power- brutal with collision, often with elbows, shoulders, and piercing fists. Wutan Bajiquan retains the strategy used in the medieval era of armor- fiercely colliding and impacting an opponent, knocking him to the ground to quickly disrupt the Qi.

The CTJQ Breakdown:  Beijing Gongfu Jia Taijiquan historical routines emphasize the Xin Jia 83 System of Chen Fake/ Zhaokui and Cannonfist- the feudal biomechanics and martial strategy are more well-preserved than the popular Lao Jia 74 mainstream instruction (due to the Beiyang New Army connection at the fall of Qing Dynasty). Gongfu Jia Chen Taijiquan consists of more complex and obvious internal spiraling, fierce short range power release, transitions, and dynamic body skill. Beijing Chen utilizes the ancient deductive approach of martial movement: from a single movement to different techniques (refer to pic above).  The online training material is from CHEN YU, the direct son of Chen Zhaokui. Chen Zhaokui is the son of Chen Fake- all martial lineages of Chen Taijiquan are from Chen Fake in Beijing. For Taijiquan enthusiasts who seek original Taijiquan framework pre-dating the two waves of sports modifications since 1928, Gongfu Jia of Chen Yu is recommended.