Pigua & Baji Taiwan - Not Wutan

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Pigua & Baji Taiwan - Not Wutan

Postby Bob on Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:57 am

Not familiar with this line from Taiwan - anyone familiar with this group?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6k7Z3xoq0M

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Re: Pigua & Baji Taiwan - Not Wutan

Postby bailewen on Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:41 am

Says "Li style", but looks like mostly Pigua actually
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Re: Pigua & Baji Taiwan - Not Wutan

Postby Graculus on Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:14 am

Although I don't practise it, the form (especially the rhythm and footwork) seem somewhat reminiscent of the baji I have seen that was passed down from Li Yuanzhi. (I have seen this referred to as Li style...not to be confused with Li Shuwen, of course).
I believe Li Yuanzhi's main teacher (for baji/pigua) was Ma Yingtu. As to the pigua, I have never seen any of his style, so I can't say whether that would confirm this supposition.

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Re: Pigua & Baji Taiwan - Not Wutan

Postby Bob on Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:30 pm

I see the movements from pi gua, xiao baji, da baji and baji linking form in the various applications - the one applications uses the 45 degree kicks found in the opening of the xiao baji I have been taught and practice. However, there are variations in the forms and applications that are different (I like what they do).

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Re: Pigua & Baji Taiwan - Not Wutan

Postby vietle87 on Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:49 pm

If I am not mistaken, he originally practiced Wutan baji, but reconnected with his family's baji on the mainland later. Hence it looks similar but different. Likely his approach is a hybrid.
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Re: Pigua & Baji Taiwan - Not Wutan

Postby Bob on Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:22 pm

Come to think of it that sounds familiar - thanks
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Re: Pigua & Baji Taiwan - Not Wutan

Postby C.J.W. on Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:27 pm

It's Ji style Baji and Pigua (季式八極披掛) as taught by Master Ji Zhaohua 季昭華. Master Ji was a student of Liu Yunqiao and later went on to study Ji style Baji passed down by his great grandfather Ji Yunlong, a famous Baji master.

Among all the Baji guys who teach openly in Taiwan, I like his style the best in terms of apps.

https://youtu.be/18bA48YKsWY
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