Boabom is a system of moving
meditation, active relaxation, and self-defense.Its teachers stress that,
while the movements learned in the art could effectively be used in a combat
situation, the central aim of the practice is to heighten bodily awareness
and help the student attain an optimal state of health, energy, and
This teaching is also
described as a science of physical and mental development, a technique of
self-medicine through movement, relaxation, meditation, and various forms of
physical and psychological self-defense.
Boabom is a general name for a
teaching comprising three distinct arts or branches:
Boabom or Osseous Boabom is a system of quick
movements focused on speed and agility. It is often called the 'Art of
Self-Medicine through Self-Defense'.This branch is dedicated to the study
and practice of movements that develop fast reactions, agility,
self-control, balance, speed, precise reflexes, spontaneity, breathing,
concentration. Also, the teaching differs from other systems for its
movements are taught in a progressive way, resembling a chain in which each
new movement learned is linked to the previous one.
Seamm-Jasani or Gentle Boabom is a slower,
calmer system that consists of slow and fluid exercises that improve
coordination and balance, and help to build an equilibrium between body and
mind through various techniques of breathing and movement.
Yaanbao is a Boabom practice involving the use
of implements. In this Art one studies the perfection of the movement, its
solidity, while using different types of sticks (which differ both in length
and in shape) as an extension of the body.