Fascinating Crafts in Hebei③丨Mastering an ICH in eight minutes: Bajiquan
Jul 11,2023 Great Wall New Media


Bajiquan is a traditional martial art. Its full name is "Kaimen Bajiquan", meaning "Open-door Bajiquan". It was created 300 years ago in the town of Mengcun, the now Mengcun Hui Autonomous County, Hebei Province. It has been passed down to the 14th generation. Its practitioners can be found throughout China. It has been spread to such countries and regions as Japan, ROK, and Singapore, where hundreds of thousands of people are practicing it. In 2008, Bajiquan was inscribed into the second list of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage. It features simple moves, the combination of short-and-long range explosive power, its powerful elbow strikes, punches, hip checks, and strikes with the shoulder and repeated use of elbow methods, with the feet firmly planted on the ground. This episode "Bajiquan" will enable you to enjoy the unique charm of Bajiquan.

总监制:李 遥

Chief Supervisor and Producer: Li Yao

策 划:杨建民 张 健

Planners: Yang Jianmin, Zhang Jian

统 筹:郑 白

Coordinator: Zheng Bai

编 导:李文培 宋立芳

Choreographer-directors: Li Wenpei, Song Lifang

摄 像:王守一 张荣鹏

Cameramen: Wang Shouyi, Zhang Rongpeng

剪 辑:赵博轩

Editor: Zhao Boxuan

字幕翻译:宋立芳 李石(实习)

Caption Translators: Song Lifang, Li Shi (Intern)

文字校对:李文培 米雯婷(实习)

Script Proofreaders: Li Wenpei, Mi Wenting (Intern)

指导单位: 河北省委宣传部

Instructor Unit: the Publicity Department of the CPC Hebei Provincial Committee


Acknowledgment: Bajiquan International Training Center, Mengcun Hui Autonomous County

Editor: Song Lifang