Tag Archives: Form

TBBF Always in Flow – Online / Live Trainings for Free: Up-coming Session 2 “Latina Form”

TBBF Always in Flow – Online / Live Trainings for Free: Up-coming Session 2 “Latina Form” Tomorrow we’ll be continuing our free training session, covering the “Latina Form”. Don’t forget to join us. You missed the first session? No worries – in this post you find all about it including a link to the recording. […]

Allways in Flow – Learn the “Latina Form”

Allways in Flow – Learn the “Latina Form” As announced, Taiji BailongBall Federation (TBBF), the organizational successor of TBBA (more on this in a coming post), is offering a series of online sessions. You have the chance to learn three different BailongBall forms from their creators – and it is totally for free! The TBBA […]

TBBF Always in Flow – Online / Live Trainings for Free: Session 1 “Latina Form”

TBBF Always in Flow – Online / Live Trainings for Free: Up-coming Session 1 “Latina Form” We are taking our Zoom offer, “TBBF always in flow”, to the next level. Every two weeks any and all interested BailongBall players can join our free training session (60 min. each) . We will show you three small […]

BailongBall Forms – an Example, Part 5

BailongBall Forms – an Example, Part 5 In this series of blogs, we introduce you to BailongBall Forms. After having launched respective series on the disciplines of Multiplay and Freestyle, this series covering the discipline Forms, aims to complete your picture of our sport. The series breaks down a particular BailongBall Form into several parts. […]

BailongBall Forms – an Example, Part 4

In this series of blogs, we introduce you to BailongBall Forms. After having launched series on the disciplines of Multiplay and Freestyle, this series on the discipline of Forms aims to complete your picture of our sport. This series breaks down a particular BailongBall Form into several parts. In each part, we cover round about two elements. At the end of the last part, you will have the entire picture of the Form and tips and tricks in your bag as you have progressed thru each part.

In the first part of this series, we explained what sets a Form apart from the other BailongBall disciplines. We introduced the preparatory element of a particular form, followed by a second element, called “The Mirror”. In part two we covered elements three and four – the horizontal turning and the “Cloud Hands”. Part 3 features a variant for changing directions, as well as the “dynamic 8”. As with the first three parts, this part will also introduce two new elements. And again, we pick up exactly where we left off the time before.

TBBA always in flow – online BailongBalling session

A lively start to the new year: TBBA started 2021 with an online session, today. Everyone interested in / having fun playing BailongBall was invited. And so we just returned from a session with good old friends and many new players who met online for the first time today. Quite fascinating that one sport can unite people from countries across 3 continents in one event!

BailongBall Forms – an Example, Part 3

In this series of blogs, we introduce you to BailongBall Forms. After having launched series on the disciplines of Multiplay and Freestyle, this series on the discipline of Forms aims to complete your picture of our sport. This series breaks down a particular BailongBall Form into several parts. In each part, we cover round about two elements. At the end of the last part, you will have the entire picture of the Form and tips and tricks in your bag as you have progressed thru each part.

BailongBall Forms – an Example, Part 2

In unserem ersten Teil der Serie haben wir erklärt, was Formen unterscheidet von den anderen BailongBall Disziplinen. Von der vorgestellten Form haben wir dann das einleitende Element, sowie ein zweites Element, den Spiegel, vorgestellt. Wie auch im ersten Teil, werden wir wieder zwei Elemente vorstellen. Sie führen genau an der Stelle fort, bei der wir den ersten Teil beendet haben – die kleine “Vorschau”, mit der wir den Beitrag beendet hatten.

BailongBall Forms – an Example, Part 1

In this new series of blogs, we introduce you to BailongBall Forms. After having launched series on the disciplines of Multiplay and Freestyle, this series on the discipline of Forms aims to complete your picture of our sport. This series breaks down a particular BailongBall Form into several parts. In each part, we cover round about two elements. At the end of the last part, you will have the entire picture of the Form and trips and tricks on your bag as your progress along each part.

But before we get started, let us shed some light on what a BailongBall Form is all about. Like with the other two disciplines, you can practice alone or with others. Like with Multiplay, a Form features a certain repertoire of moves, actually elements, to perform. While Multiplay moves are finite (after all, there are only so many techniques of playing a ball to your partner), Forms strech possibilities much further into your realm of imagination. Much like Freestyle, you move the ball with your rackets, to the music. Unlike Freestyle, however, your moves are precisely predefined and often meticulously “timed”. It is a bit like ice skating – you can play ice hockey (Multiplay) or perform figure skating with free elements (Freestyle) and compulsory elements (Form).

Of course, there are many other BailongBall Forms you can practice. Every Form has its unique highlights, different focus and even particular style. This one is just an example and it cannot be respresentative for all the others. However, it features many elements, that you will also find in other Forms. But without further ado, let us get started. The first elements you will learn, are the preparatory element and a version of the “mirror”.

The preparatory element is to get yourself ready and to set the stage for the Form. Remember though, you are following a script and every move is linked to a plan. We will show you different camera perspectives, including leg and footwork, to make this plan easier to follow