by Grandmaster Chen Fusheng

Grandmaster Chen Fusheng

八极者,道家术语。大而无外,小而无内也。宇宙十方无限极远之意,无微不至之精妙也。

Inherent in BaJi Zhandao philosophy, is the Daoist concept that is woven throughout Daoist philosophy; namely the vital and integral theory of Yin and Yang.

That, at the same time something can be large and limitless in its size and entirety, like the infinite expanse of the universe itself; simultaneously there can exist side by side, its opposite of such infinitesimal size, like the tiniest of atoms.

战道者,此种武功乃气•武•健•医•美•技击等多种元素综合而成,而更突出实战功夫性,顾名思义•战道者乃取胜之道也。

Baji Zhandao (Baji Fighting Dao) is the combination of Qi (breath or energy), martial arts, health, medical/therapeutic healing arts, aesthetics, and fighting skills, all of which can be applied to a skillful fighter or to produce an accomplished martial artist. Judging from its name, “Fighting Dao” is the instrument through which the proponent can gain victory.

我自幼习武练习中国传统武术八极拳,劈挂通背,八卦,太极,形意,等多种武术。八极拳始祖吴忠一人三闯(南)少林寺比武较艺,三闯三胜而名声大振。清末皇帝拜他的镖师八极名家霍殿阁为师,孙中山,蒋介石,陈水扁,毛泽东,周恩来等身边都有八极拳师保镖护卫,日本首相也曾在执政期间亲自来中国学习八极拳,皆因八极拳尚功夫实战,没有什么虚套子。

I have been practicing Ba Ji Quan, Pi Gua Tong Bei, Ba Gua, Tai Chi, Xing Yi and many other kinds of traditional Chinese martial arts since I was very young. The great Ba Ji master, Wu Zhong, went to Shao Lin temple to compete in three matches, all of which he subsequently won. Some emperors in the Qing Dynasty learned Ba Ji from Huo Dian Ge, who was then an armed escort in the retinue of Wu Zhong. Many Ba Ji practitioners also served as bodyguards for among others: Sun Yat-Sen, Chiang Kai Shek, Chen Shui Bian, Mao Ze Dong, and Zhou En Lai. Ba Ji’s success in this area is testament to its practicality and martial techniques, which are not flowery or useless moves, but instead a series of deadly weapons.

我曾在国内国际武术功夫大赛中获得过多块金牌,1995年4月被国家编入了《中国民间武术家名典》,并先后有世界15个国家的弟子和学生。

I have won many gold medals in both national and international martial arts contests and in April 1995 was listed in A Compendium of Chinese Martial Artists. My students and apprentices come from 15 different countries around the world.

我于2007年创建了八极战道。以八极为基础,并容纳了太极•形意•八卦•通背•螳螂•戳脚•咏春等多家武术精华而自成体系。八极战道内功(气功)得师傅秘传,并经自己多年习练体悟创编了上气更快,在短时间里有效地结合武术招法,使武术更具威力的八极战道内功。八极战道外功,包括铁砂掌•黄龙掌等多套训练方法。

In 2007, I founded Ba Ji Zhandao, which, with the basics of Ba Ji Quan, also incorporates aspects of Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Ba Gua, Tong Bei, Praying Mantis Boxing, Chuo Jiao and Wing Chun and has developed into a new school of martial arts. The internal training aspect, or Qi Gong, was exclusively passed on to me from my teacher, as I was an indoor student. Following years of practice and my own research, I have developed Ba Ji Zhandao, so that the practitioner can attain even more powerful internal strength and more efficient internal breathing, to time in perfect accompaniment with the martial art moves. Other external strength exercises practiced include Tie Sha Zhang (Iron Palm), Huang Long Zhang (Yellow Dragon Palm), and so on.

八极战道的理念

Ba Ji Zhandao theories

无为不漏法:The method of energy retention and circulation and the creation of a “steel jacket”.

人体重要的几个大穴双脚涌泉、双手劳宫密闭,然后用心意使这个闸门总开关关闭全身所有穴道,用纯净之心内养内求真气,久之可使体内泥而不起之经、筋、膜腾起,进而摩•声•柔•转•合•刚•内•壮达金刚不坏之身,外可御敌抗击,内可祛病延年之圣界。

The body has 4 main acupuncture points, namely the Bubbling Well in the feet and the Lao Gong in the palms. To initiate the retention and circulation of energy throughout the body; first, using the mind the practitioner must “close off” the 2 Bubbling Well points (Yong Quan) and the 2 Lao Gong points; following which the practitioner can begin to close off the remaining acupuncture points throughout the rest of the body.

Although one is closing off these points, this is to close off the points to outside interference or incoming energy/power; one must use the heart and mind to focus the concentration on keeping the inner body’s energy gates open to allow the energy to flow through; doing thus will allow the muscles, tendons, sinews, vessels, organs and energy channels to become stronger and more invigorated, until finally your body will feel like it is made from some kind of indestructible material like a diamond or “steel jacket”, that cannot be penetrated by an opponent’s force, yet will enhance the practitioner’s health and longevity.

八极战道习武的目的

Ba Ji Zhandao’s purpose

弘扬中华武术,加强各国武术爱好者的技艺研究、发展,共同提高、进步,锤炼人体素质,祛病延年,祛除虚假花哨的所谓“武术”,还武术本身防身健体实战竞技祛病之真实面目。培养人的意•智•体和果敢坚毅顽强的精神。

People practice Ba Ji Zhandao to promote Chinese Kung Fu and to enhance communication among Kung Fu fans around the world and to continue to develop the art and their own practice. It can build your body, health and strength, dispel disease, plus bring you a long life. We are committed to bringing out the true martial, health and curative functions of martial arts and clearing the misunderstanding caused by “flowery but useless Kung Fu”. Ba Ji can also cultivate your willpower, intelligence and health, as well as develop a firm and indomitable spirit.

八极战道如何训练

Ba Ji Zhandao training regimen

一:形体外功训练(柔身法)通过柔身而达灵活敏捷之目的。

Body conditioning and training to make your body flexible and agile.

二:刚阳法(黄龙掌•铁砂掌)。训练效果可使双掌具有很大的杀伤力

Gang Yang training (yellow dragon palm, iron palm) is to make your palms deadly weapons.

三:搂桩,撞板,踢球训练。可增强身体各部位的抗击打和打击能力,并能更好的促进血液循环和皮肤的敏感性。

Post training (“engraving the wooden post”), striking the board, kicking the ball can make different parts of your body strong enough to resist blows and defeat your opponent, enhance your blood circulation and make your body more sensitive i.e. Increasing the sensory perception and awareness, in Chinese this is referred to as “Ting Jing”, that is making the body, even the skin, the limbs, the senses and the visual awareness and all perceptory organs/features more and more sensitive, so the practitioner becomes even more aware of what others are doing or even intend to do.

四:空劈掌,每天劈1000掌,目的可使周身灵活强劲似弹簧,双掌练出穿透劲儿(穿甲劲儿)。

Palm chop or hack. Every day you should practice palm chops 1000 times to make your body have the qualities of aliveness, agility and elasticity, plus the coiling, explosive power of a spring, additionally, after training your palm will be able to slice through objects.

五:八极战道内功(气功)训练法,每天两小时,目的可迅速改变人体全方位的功能和武术融合为一体,全身抗击打,随招法击出并具备制敌于死命之神效。

Practicing Ba Ji Zhandao’s internal breathing, energy and strength (Qi Gong) training for 2 hours everyday, can soon change the overall functions of your body and integrate it into the martial arts so that every part of the body can be as hard as a diamond and every movement can be deadly.

六:八极战道内容,战道1—6套,战道匕首,操手训练,实战对练(摔打擒拿,打穴,卸骨)小八极,大八极,六大开,八大招,六肘头,刀枪剑棍,太极,形意,八卦,劈挂,通背,螳螂,等套路。目的培养技术过硬,灵活变化敢打必胜的优秀武术人才,能够应付各种危险场面。

Ba Ji’s Zhandao includes 6 forms, a dagger form, a sparring form, a 2-person sparring exercise, (wrestling and qin na or joint-locking, striking acupoints (Dim Mak) and dislocating the joints) small Ba Ji, large Ba Ji, six big opening, eight big moves, six elbows, broadsword, spear, rapier, cudgel, Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Ba Gua, Pi Gua, Tong Bei, Mantis forms and so on. After some period of diligent practice, successful students will become accomplished martial artists who can deal with a variety of potentially dangerous situations, plus have great skills to fight with and defeat opponents.

七:八极战道的根本元素:八极是道教文化,道教乃是中华国学之根,中华是滋养武术的沃土温床,各门各派武术枝繁叶茂,各具特色,八极战道就是吸收融合了八极,太极,形意,八卦,劈挂,戳脚,通背,咏春,螳螂等多种武术之精华。内功是武术的核心,内功大,功就高。哲学,军事学,心理学,力学,人体经穴学,道学,儒学,佛学及50多年的习武功夫,科学的教学水平及世界15个国家我的海外弟子学生,以上是八极战道的根本元素。

The essence of Ba Ji’s Zhandao: Ba Ji Zhandao has its roots firmly embedded in traditional Daoism, which is the very essence of Han Studies. China is a sound milieu conducive to the development of martial arts. Here, every style and school of martial arts is in full bloom, each with its own respective uniqueness. Ba Ji Zhandao incorporates Ba Ji, Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Ba Gua, Pi Gua, Chuo Jiao, Tong Bei and Wing Chun. Internal breathing, energy and strength are the essence of martial arts, so the better these qualities and components are, the better the martial artist you will be. Inherent within the core of martial arts are also philosophy, military strategy, psychology, scientific theories, the theory of meridian science, Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. All the aforementioned are essential to Ba Ji Zhandao. I have been practicing martial arts for more than 50 years and with overseas students coming from 15 different countries, I am proficient at teaching martial arts in a scientific and efficient way, to allow students to comprehend the material and movements taught.

If you would like to learn more about Baji Zhandao follow the link http://www.studymartialarts.org/school/master-chen-fushengs-martial-arts-academy/35.html

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