Bafaquan Eight Methods

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Ba Fa, or Eight Methods, is a martial art developed by Li De Mao (李德茂) during the Qing dynasty. He combined the techniques of Fanziquan, Paochui, Tantui, Tongbeiquan and Xingyiquan into a new style based on the theory of eight methods.

This style includes both forms as well as weapon training including, spear, saber, sword and the Big Spear (Da Chiang). Ba Fa Quan is popular in regions such as Shan Xu, Da Tong, inner Gu He and Yuen Cheng City.

BaFaQuan, or Eight Methods Boxing, was developed during the period of Qing dynasty by kung fu expert called Li De Mao. He compained 5 different styles of kung fu to develop his own style, Ba Fa Quan. He companined various elements of  Xing Yi Quan (Hsing I) Pao Chui, FanziQuan, TongBeiQuan, and TanTui to form a new style which emphesis the theory of eight methods.

The eight methods of Ba Fa Quan are the Shake, Support, Outer trap, Inner trap, Stab, Chop, Reel and Flick. Bafaquan have both weapon and empty hand training. They uses  saber, sword and spear are the weapons included in Bafaquan kung fu. Bafaquan’s spear system -Da Qiang or Eight Methods Big Spear is famous and known as Big Pole.

Big Pole is developed by compaining the principles of eight methods with Pear-flower Spear, Yue family spear  and Liuhe Spear system. Big Pole, aka Da Qiang or Eight Methods Big Spear system can be easily executed from a hourse back or on foot.