Eight Extremities Boxing (Bajiquan 八極拳 – also known in Japan as Hakkyokuken) is a traditional fighting style known for its direct and powerful striking. Unlike other fighting sports such as Kick boxing, Sanda or MMA, it doesn’t require strong physical preparation even though it can become a very deadly style if practiced at its highest levels. Its name comes from the eight strongest extremities the human body naturally offers in the case of an attack. Everyone would acknowledge that throwing a punch hurts on impact, although conditioning such as BMC can make that punch became less sensitive to pain. Baji quan works on the principle that human body yet hides specific parts that can be used during a fight, and as a consequence, also non-conditioned part of the body, such as elbow strikes, can inflict even more damage and results in less pain for the striker. Baji quan focuses on these eight naturally-protective extremities to guarantee quick defense and maximum efficiency. It is also beneficial for martial artists who do not want to focus overly on Bone and Muscle Conditioning (see BMC).
Heart of The Orient introduces Bajiquan in Newcastle NSW Australia for the first time, as it is actually considered one of the most effective and powerful fighting style in Chinese Martial Arts, and has been chosen amongst 200 Kung Fu styles for self defense purposes in China and Taiwan. In fact, it has been used for centuries from the bodyguards of the Emperor.
The Shunlian Shenghuo Kungfu Academy allows its Students to learn any style with no limitation. However, we strongly suggest to follow a gradual, 3+2 years program where you will start from the basics to the toughest Shaolin Kungfu styles. Furthermore, this is the only way the Academy recognizes your achievements.