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Xingyi Liuhe (Six Harmony) Quan & Eight-form Quan (Shang-style)


Shang-style Xingyi Quan Series: Xingyi Liuhe (Six Harmony) Quan and Eight-form Quan

尚派形意拳系列 — 形意六合拳八式拳

Demonstrator: Li Hong
Order No. D1327
ISBN: 7887214629
EAN: 6937475373497
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 64 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Xingyi liuhe (six harmony) quan emphasizes holding the fists while chopping with the forearm like an axe. Its force does not only come out from shoulders, elbows and joints of the hands, but also from the forearm between the elbow and hand. In practice, eight-form quan emphasizes “harmony of the upper body and the lower one, the unity of the inner and outer power, the uniform of the whole body.”

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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