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The Exhaling (Blowing) method

Inhaling and Exhaling

The air blowing of Bajiquan is the basic element of the strength characteristics of Bajiquan, and it is the unique method of using air in Bajiquan. As the saying goes, "Practice one breath inside and one skin outside." This is the experience of boxers. Chinese traditional Wushu emphasizes both internal and external training, and has always attached great importance to Qi training, which is also the main difference between Chinese traditional Wushu and other fighting skills. There are many methods of practicing Qi in Wushu, and their manifestations are different, but there are mainly two kinds: internal and external nourishment, and the method of blowing Qi is the most applicable method in actual combat. Inhaling to the dantian is an related but separate topic.

Exhaling Carbon Dioxide

Air blowing is a very important basic technique of Bajiquan. Its main functions are as follows: first, it can stabilize the disc, second, it can strengthen the strength, third, it can strengthen the muscles and bones, and fourth, it can promote the combination of six.

The so-called steady down. It is through blowing gas to promote internal gas downward penetration, that is to say, Dantian gas is injected into both feet through both legs, and is emitted downward from Yongquan Point, so as to stabilize the footwall. The so-called "calm is stable, floating is floating" is this truth. In the application, when the other party tries to fall you and power the moment, you can blow down and sink, then the other party is very difficult to fall you, which is what people call "jack" kungfu.

The so-called boosting force. It is through blowing air to stimulate Dantian Qi, which is emitted by the power point of the limbs, thus increasing the strike force of the power point, and can penetrate into the body of the other party, injuring its internal organs. Therefore, offensive techniques accompanied by air blowing can increase the impact.

The so-called strong muscles and bones. It is in the moment of blowing air, so that all parts of the body are filled with real gas, like an inflatable ball, can fight, but also rebound. When the opponent is attacked and unable to evade, blowing can make the external force can not penetrate into my body, thereby increasing the ability to fight in all parts of the body; and can use blowing to generate rebound force, injury and opponent, the greater the strength of the opponent, the more serious the injury. When practicing the body-beating skills such as backrest and stake-leaning, accompanied by air-blowing can avoid visceral injury and promote the growth of power.

The so-called promotion of six-in-one. It is not only to promote the realization of the six-in-one requirement of boxing. Boxing all talks about six-in-one, of which the three-in-one "hand and foot, elbow and knee, shoulder and crotch" (as well as the speaker, eye and body), is the requirement of the body shape coordination. "Heart and Intention, Intention and Qi" in the inner triad is the requirement of human internal factors and spiritual aspects, while "Qi and Qi" is the key link to communicate inside and outside. That is to say, only the combination of strength and strength can make the inside and outside fit, and the inside and outside fit can achieve the six-in. Eight-pole boxing is a specific way of combining strength and strength. If it can't be used properly or not, it will lead to internal and external disagreement, and it will be difficult to enter the hall for a lifetime.

Exercise problems

As a basic technique of Bajiquan, blowing Qi should be practiced at the beginning of practicing it. And it is also the key to the six-in-one of eight-pole boxing, so we should attach importance to it as soon as possible. There are many problems in the air blowing technology, which need to be solved in time. These problems can be summarized in five aspects: first, there is no exhaustion, second, mechanical imitation, third, the main points are not clear, fourth, the time is too long, and fifth, the strength is not enough.

No blow: The main reason is the superficial understanding of Bajiquan. Imagine that without the combination of strength and strength, there are six combinations of boxing. If the combination of strength and strength is not enough, the essence of boxing will be lost. Are you still practicing Bajiquan? Some people practice Bajiquan with their teachers for many years, but they still can't blow their breath. When they ask the teacher how to blow their breath, the teacher says, "You haven't practiced it yet, if you practice early, you will make a mistake." As a result, even the disciples who have been practicing Bajiquan for decades can't blow their breath. They all practice "Qiba Quan". I really don't know when he can teach "Qi blowing"? I'm afraid he's only heard about it himself. He hasn't practiced it at all, has he? This is really a mistake.

Mechanical imitation: Most beginners are liable to make mistakes, the main reason is the coach's problem, or conservative thinking is serious and unwilling to elaborate, or they do not know why, so they can not explain. So the students have to imitate the teacher mechanically, the teacher "hum" the students follow "hum", the teacher "ha" the students also follow "ha", and even each action and "hum", "ha" the seats, which is the most obvious feature of mechanical imitation.

The main point is unclear: refers to the principle of air blowing is not known, the method and steps of practice are not clear, the use of air blowing in different situations is ambiguous, resulting in deviation. Some only blow their breath through the nasal cavity. When the power is high, their faces turn red because of the narrowness of the nasal cavity, which leads to the upsurge of blood and gas. It not only causes the rupture and bleeding of the capillaries in the nasal cavity, but also has adverse effects on the cerebrovascular and cerebral nerves. Some require the tongue to lick the upper jaw, which is correct when the force is small and only nasal air is blowing, but when the force is large and the mouth is needed to participate in air blowing, the tongue hinders the airflow and participates in the air blowing process, which affects the normal operation of air blowing, and for a long time it is difficult to improve the quality of air blowing.

Over-time: refers to the time spent in the process of air-blowing is significantly prolonged, so that not only can not play the due role of air-blowing, but also make the body venting, self-defeating, contrary to wishes. Like a deflated ball, weak, neither can increase strength, nor can it improve the ability to fight.

Force incompatibility: Several situations mentioned above will affect the combination of strength and strength in boxing. But what I'm talking about here is that the lack of strength mainly refers to the fact that the exhaustion is not synchronized with the exertion, either ahead of time or behind time. Mainly manifested in the following aspects: first blow, then blow, and some blow for longer time than the exertion time, and so on.

If these problems are not solved in time, the habit of forming over time will directly hinder the improvement of the technical level of boxing and affect the correct understanding of the technology of Bajiquan, which will greatly discount and even produce side effects. Therefore, we must take these problems seriously, correct the wrong practices in time, and make our boxing level develop smoothly.

Correct method

Bajiquan's air-blowing voice is different from the voice of other kinds of boxing, and it is not the same as the shout of practicing boxing. There are great differences between them in essence. Therefore, the following points should be made clear when practicing air-blowing.

1. To clarify the process and requirements of air blowing.

The air blowing of Bajiquan is to expel the buoyancy in the body quickly at the moment of exertion, so as to make the internal gas run down and the true gas memory. The key to blowing gas is that the whole process should be completed in a very short period of time. It should be produced at the same time with the power, and at the same time the end should not be advanced or lagged by either side. Only in this way can the effect of combining force and force be achieved.

2. Clarify the essence of "hum-ha" two Qi

Usually when Baji boxers talk about blowing their breath, they say that they have "hum-ha" two breaths, and some of them implement it into specific actions, which actions are "hum" and which actions are "ha", but they are intuitive and easy to understand and remember. But the author thinks that "hum-ha" two Qi is only the exterior image of blowing Qi, not the essence of blowing Qi. If only the exterior image is used to understand and guide the practice of gong, it will inevitably lead to deviation.

The difference between "hum" and "haw" is determined by the degree of blowing, and the degree of blowing depends on the force, that is to say, blowing and the force should be highly consistent in degree. When the strength is small or the strength is dark, the air blow is slight, and the amount of air discharged is also small. It can be accomplished only by the nasal cavity. Because the sound of air flow through the nasal cavity is similar to "hum", boxers call it "hum". When the force is large or full, blow is heavy. At this time, the amount of air discharged is large, and the nasal cavity is narrow, which is obviously not enough to complete the task. At this time, oral supplement, or even oral cavity is needed to ensure the smooth completion of the blowing process. Because most of the high-speed airflow is passed through the mouth, the voice is similar to "ha", which boxers call "ha". This is the cause and essence of the formation of "hum-ha" gas.

Therefore, in the process of practicing air blowing, when to use "hum" and when to use "ha" are determined by the size of the exertion and the weight of air blowing. If we only use one or two minutes to practice a rack, it is enough to blow air only through the nose, then the sounds are similar to "hum". To use the expression of "hum" and "hum" is to practice the rack with "hum". If we use seven or eight minutes to practice the rack with breath mainly through the mouth, then the sounds are similar to "ha". Then we use "ha" to practice the rack again. But when the strength is light or heavy in practice, the "hum-ha" two Qi have both.

In a word, if we grasp the above principles, we can easily handle the relationship between "hum-ha" and "gas", and everything will go according to its nature. There is no need to stipulate "hum-ha" and "gas" separately in each action and tactics.

3. Notices for Exercising Air-blowing Techniques

The best way to practice blowing is under the guidance of experienced boxers, which is quick to get started, easy to grasp the essentials, and not easy to deviate. Second, we should adhere to the principle of gradual progress from light to heavy. Practice carefully when the essentials, find the right feeling, when you feel that has met the requirements of the essentials, then gradually increase. Thirdly, air blowing should be completed in a very short time, but it can not consciously cut off the air flow. Fourthly, air blowing should be closely coordinated with power generation. First of all, it should meet the requirement of "simultaneous generation and concurrent termination". Fifthly, when you feel uncomfortable, you should find out the reasons in time, adjust in time, correct the mistakes, and consult the teacher in time when you are confused, so as not to form bad habits and be difficult to correct, or even deviations and injuries to the body, which will not only affect the improvement of boxing skills, but also leave endless regrets.

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