Jun 22, 2011

Bajiquan: The Bodyguard Martial Art

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The more prominent a client, the bigger a target he or she is, and therefore the more skilled the bodyguard must be. What martial arts do the bodyguards of China's most senior public figures turned to in the early part of the twentieth century (1900s)? Bajiquan, the fist of the Eight Extremes - the martial of choice of:
  • Huo Dian Ge, bodyguard to Pu Yi, the last Emperor of China.
  • Li Chen Wu, bodyguard to Mao Zedong
  • Liu Yun Qiao, instructor of the bodyguards of Chiang Kai Shek.
All students of renowned, take-no-prisoners Bajiquan Grandaster Li Shu Wen. In this brief clip, Finland-based Bajiquan Master Lu Bao Chun shows why this art might deserve its impressive historical reputation. We will feature more Bajiquan in our next post.

Related Post: Bajiquan Combat Intent

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