Dec 30

I want to learn some sort of Japanese or Chinese fighting style/martial art?

What I need are some forms of Chinese martial arts because if I do a Japanese fighting style it would be aikido. What I’d like is something with more palm techniques and something that doesn’t rely on brute force like Ba Ji Quan.

It sounds like you have a tendency towards the internal martial arts and therefore would suggest Tai Chi as a chinese internal martial art. There are many different styles of Tai Chi that are also very martial. Finding a teacher who teaches Tai Chi as a martial art may be a bit challenging but not impossible. Tai Chi does not rely on brute strength at all. It’s techniques are based on pushing, yielding and redirecting momentum to throw your opponent off balance. It also has striking techniques generating power through relaxation. I find it fascinating how much strength one can have just by relaxing into a technique.

BTW Qigong is not a fighting style. It is literally translated as breath work and simply put is breathing excercise incorporating the diaphragm when breathing. It is believed that this kind of breathing promotes good health. While some people incorporate it in their martial arts training it is by itself not a martial art and it is not a part of Tai Chi.

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  1. Everett says:

    My wife and I practiced Ki-Aikido for 2 years before we had kids. It was a great experience. Completely self defense oriented. No kicking or punching techniques which is what we really liked it about Aikido in general. You can only react once some commits to attacking you. Lots of redirection techniques, wrist locking and rolling.
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  2. David N says:

    Tai Chi Chuan
    Baguazhang
    Hsing-I (Xing Yi Quan)
    Qigong
    Chin Na

    How’s that for a start?
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  3. kirkwood87 says:

    you will never find bagi. Go for the more common chinese styles: wing chun, choylifut, hung gar, mantis, five animals, tai chi, or pa kua.
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  4. LIONDANCER says:

    It sounds like you have a tendency towards the internal martial arts and therefore would suggest Tai Chi as a chinese internal martial art. There are many different styles of Tai Chi that are also very martial. Finding a teacher who teaches Tai Chi as a martial art may be a bit challenging but not impossible. Tai Chi does not rely on brute strength at all. It’s techniques are based on pushing, yielding and redirecting momentum to throw your opponent off balance. It also has striking techniques generating power through relaxation. I find it fascinating how much strength one can have just by relaxing into a technique.

    BTW Qigong is not a fighting style. It is literally translated as breath work and simply put is breathing excercise incorporating the diaphragm when breathing. It is believed that this kind of breathing promotes good health. While some people incorporate it in their martial arts training it is by itself not a martial art and it is not a part of Tai Chi.
    References :

  5. amanda.collantes says:

    try wushu it’s china’s national sport and it can be either contact or non-contact
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