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.
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.
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HISTORY IS FUN! Fairbairn was a Royal Marine Soldier who is credited as the pioneer of modern close quarters combatives. In 1907, Fairbairn joined the Shanghai Municipal Police and served as the Primary Chief CQC instructor - Shanghai was considered to be the most dangerous city in the world at the time. Fairbairn founded and trained the Shanghai Reserve Unit (the Riot Squad) — which is the first Special Weapons & Tactics Unit in the world, and became the precursor for modern S.W.A.T. and S.R.T. teams. In China, Fairbairn studied and became proficient in Baguazhang under the instruction of Tsai Ching Tung (Cui Zhendong, Bagua student of Yin Fu), who was employed at the Imperial Palace, Beijing, as the instructor to the Retainers of the late Empress Dowager. Fairbairn later made a dedication in his book All In Fighting/The Fairbairn Method (1942) to Cui Zhendong calling him a man of "terrifying prowess." The Yin Style of Bagua is an integrated part of modern martial arts branching from “The Fairbairn Method” of William E. Fairbairn. One of William E. Fairbairn’s students was Ian Fleming who went on to write the James Bond series of books.