Baji originated in the southeastern villages of Cang County in the Hebei province of China.
Bajiquan is characterized by being practical, powerful, very fierce and ruthless. Its external appearance is rather simplistic while the usage of internal body mechanics is quite sophisticated.
Its notorious power is derived from the long, harsh, and often unbearable training in basic body usage. During fighting the Bajiquan practitioner would approach the opponent from a long-range position and close to a body-to-body contact distance.