BojiLite 2.0

Introduction

BojiLite is a condensed learning program to master the basics of Pok Khek Kuen (Bojiquan).

BojiLite helps students to master the basics through the study and development of three basic strikes in respect of accuracy, precision, speed, power and ability to change.

The objective is for the interested party to pick up functional striking skills within 12 learning modules by working of a limited set of techniques. These techniques can be practiced on their own, with a partner or by using a training aid.

Background

Pok Khek Kuen is a compact system of combat created by Grandmaster Nip Chee Fei. Master Leong Lin Heng, who is the number two disciple of Grandmaster Nip, taught it within his system of Tai Chi where it is sometimes referred to as Tai Kik San Sau (太極散手).

The name Pok Khek Kuen (搏擊拳) is written in Hanyu Pinyin as Bojiquan. Hence, our condensed learning program shall be termed Boji-Lite (简化搏擊拳).

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Past practitioners of Pok Khek Kuen have competed successfully in full-contact tournaments. Our purpose of learning BojiLite is for purpose of keeping health, making friends and defending ourselves.

Lineage

Below is our lineage chart for Pok Khek Kuen :-

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Members currently learning BojiLite are listed in the BojiLite Learning Group on Facebook. The group is deliberately kept small.

Learning

Coming up with a program that can be learned with minimum guidance is not easy. To this end the aim is to learn more with less information.

By keeping the learning small you learn to do more with the little that you have. This will teach you to think, imagine and construct new possibilities, thus expanding and deepening your knowledge.

The techniques picked for the 12 modules are stuff that students can pick up easily as they are movements everyone does instinctively whether they are trained or not. We just need to achieve a more controlled way of moving so that we can execute the techniques tighter, speedier and with more penetrating force whilst relying on lesser movements and power to enable them to be applied as efficient combat techniques.

There are three different ways you can learn BojiLite as listed below :-

i) Follow the videos that are put up in Youtube channel (coming soon).

ii) Join the free private online study group for BojiLite on Facebook where you can discuss your learning and get general critiques of your performance

iii) Sign up for personalized 1-to-1 lessons (for residents in Singapore only) to learn the 12 modules

Program

The study of BojiLite is divided into 12 modules as listed below :-

Module 1
a) General principles
b) Basic posture requirements
c) Theory of facing
d) In-situ body turning

Module 2
a) Forming the Boji fist and palm
b) Learning the Yum Chui
c) 3-step power generation
d) Pad practice (distance, timing, accuracy)*

Module 3
a) Basic defence
– Parry No. 1 (side)
– Parry No. 2 (down)
– Parry No. 3 (up)
b) Yum Chui with parries
c) Pad practice*

Module 4
Yum Chui with Leung Yi Ma (forward)
Yum Chui with Leung Yi Ma (backward)
Partner practice* (coordination, distance, timing)

Module 5
Sao Chui with in-situ body turning
Power generation in Sao Chui
Pad practice*

Module 6
Sao Chui with Leung Yi Ma (forward)
Sao Chui with Leung Yi Ma (backward)
Pad practice*

Module 7
Chau Chui with in-situ body turning
Power generation in Sao Chui
Pad practice*

Module 8
Chau Chui with Parry no. 1 (side)
Chau Chui with Parry no. 3 (up)
Partner practice*

Module 9
Study of techniques (top entry) – solo and with partner*

Module 10
Study of techniques (mid entry) – solo and with partner*

Module 11
Study of techniques (bottom entry) – solo and with partner*

Module 12
Study of defensive body motions*
Using the Sao Chui – solo and with partner*

 

Note*
This would require you to get a partner to act as a live dummy or to hold the pad for you

 

Path to Mastery

The contents of the 12 modules are easy and simple to learn. If you keep at it, doing one to two modules per week you can soon complete the learning. Thereafter, you just keep working on the modules.

On the assumption that you do one module per week after twelve weeks you would have practiced the Leung Yi Ma a lot. By then you would also have practiced Yum Chui for eleven weeks, Sao Chui for nine weeks and Chau Chui for seven weeks. You can expect to be able to perform each of the techniques from moderate to fast speed.

At the end of twelve weeks you should also be able to demonstrate some power particularly after learning Module 7 and working on it each week from the seventh to twelfth week.

The one skill which is more difficult to master is the ability to change smoothly from one technique to the other when applying them in response to the opponent’s attack and defense. This is why I have kept the techniques to only three. If you cannot master three techniques then learning more would be pointless.

Conclusion

Mastery is a function of how badly you want to master a skill. If you only read but never put into practice or hardly practice then you will forever be an armchair warrior.

With the study of BojiLite you will have a compact program to guide your learning and progress. As long as you keep working on it you will be able to grasp the techniques soon enough.

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