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Xingyi Twelve-style Boxing (Sha Guozheng)


Essential Series of Sha Guozheng’s Xingyi and Bagua: Xingyi Twelve-style Boxing

沙国正形意八卦 — 形意拳十二形

Demonstrator: Luo Jinhua
Order No. D1293
ISBN: 7887213207
EAN: 6937475366635
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 61 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

The twelve-style boxing is an important part of xingyi quan. It imitates the characters and figures of twelve animals and absorbs them into the techniques of attack and defense in martial arts.

Xingyi quan is one of the three major “internal” Chinese martial arts. The other two are Taiji quan and Baguazhang. Xingyi quan translates approximately to “Form/Intention Boxing”, or “Shape/Will Boxing”, and is characterized by aggressive, seemingly linear movements and explosive power. Its origins are traceable to the 18th century and may go back even further. There is no single organizational body governing the teaching of the art, and several variant styles exist.

A Xingyi quan fighter uses efficient coordinated movements to generate bursts of power intended to overwhelm the opponent, simultaneously attacking and defending. Forms vary from school to school, but include barehanded sequences and versions of the same sequences with a variety of weapons. These sequences are based upon the movements and fighting behavior of a variety of animals. The training methods allow the student to progress through increasing difficulty in form sequences, timing and fighting strategy.

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