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  • Baji Quan
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  • Baji Quan's origins are difficult to trace as most information about it is oral, and any reliable written information is very scarce as many were destroyed. But, some writers believe the first reference to the style was in the military treaty, Jixiao Xin Shu, written by famous Ming general, Qi Jiguang. Qi gives a list of martial art styles that existed during his time, and writes the sentence: "The spear method of the Yang family and the Staff of PaziQuan are both famous now.". Some author report that in the CangZhou region, Baji Quan was called by Pazi Quan or Bazi Quan. Pazi Quan may be a deformation of Baji Quan, or Pazi (which translates into rake) and may mean the shape of the loosely open fist that is used in the style. Because of this many people believe that Qi Jiguang reference to
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  • Baji Quan's origins are difficult to trace as most information about it is oral, and any reliable written information is very scarce as many were destroyed. But, some writers believe the first reference to the style was in the military treaty, Jixiao Xin Shu, written by famous Ming general, Qi Jiguang. Qi gives a list of martial art styles that existed during his time, and writes the sentence: "The spear method of the Yang family and the Staff of PaziQuan are both famous now.". Some author report that in the CangZhou region, Baji Quan was called by Pazi Quan or Bazi Quan. Pazi Quan may be a deformation of Baji Quan, or Pazi (which translates into rake) and may mean the shape of the loosely open fist that is used in the style. Because of this many people believe that Qi Jiguang reference to Pazi Quan indicated that the style existed during the sixteenth century but, beside the similarities between the words, Baji Quan and Pazi Quan, there is no indication by Qi Jiguang that the two are identical to each other.
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