Baji quan is a Chinese martial art that features explosive, short range power and is famous for its elbow strikes. It originated in Hebei Province in Northern China. Practitioners are encouraged to learn techniques that are aimed to defeat opponents with a single strike, and low stances to develop strength in the legs.
A feature of this art is the loud stomping action that is designed to scare opponents while at the same time developing the practitioner’s internal energy. Attacks are released at close range, using eight different parts of the body to deliver them: head, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, buttocks, knees, and feet.
In the Dead or Alive 5 games, baji quan was mistranslated as "ba ja quan".
As a testament to the complementary nature of the baji quan and pigua quan styles, there is a proverb that goes: "When pigua is added to baji, gods and demons will all be terrified. When baji is added to pigua, heroes will sigh knowing they are no match against it." (八極參劈掛，神鬼都害怕。劈掛參八極，英雄嘆莫及).