2015 Baji Communication Competition Results
This last weekend on August 29th, 5 of our students who study Baji Quan took the trip to Chang Chun so they may compete in the 2015 Baji Communication competition, which is a provincial level competition that draws several hundred competitors. Li Shifu, whom is our academies Baji master was confident that all of his students who competed would place in the top of their categories, he was right once again.
In order to save time so the competition could be finished more quickly, age groups of competitors were bundled together. While competitors were still competing in their respective age groups, they were also competing against people from other groups as well to see who was the best representative in their chosen category.
In the age group of 10 to 15, our Chinese students Li Hong Lin and Liu Ji ha competed in single fist form categories presenting the talou, Da Baji ( A form/kata from the Baji Style ). Liu Ji Ha placed first winning a gold medal and Li Hong Lin Placed second winning silver.
In the mens group ranging from age 16 to 55, our foreign students Luke, Ossi and Thomas competed in the single fist form category as well. There was over 50 competitors in this category which gave this division much depth. In the end, Thomas placed first amongst all competitors, winning gold for his age division (31 to 35), Luke placed second amongst all competitors, winning gold for his age division (21 to 25) and Ossi Placed second in his age division after Luke, winning silver (21 to 25).
In recognition of their skill, they were approached and congratulated by the president of the Jilin Wu Shu Association even before the rest of the mens group was done performing.
Li Hong Lin and Liu Ji Ha also competed in the partner talou division as well, displaying Baji Duai da. They won gold in thier age group and outshone all other pairs regardless of their age group.
We would like to congratulate them in thier accomplishments but also give credit to their master, Li Shifu. Their success would not be possible if it were not for his guidence and true skill.
Congratulations to our students, continue to train hard and harvest great skill.