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Xingyi Five-element Staff


Xingyi Five-element Staff


Demonstrator: Di Guoyong
Order No. D1342
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 55 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

Movements of five-element staff are very easy to learn. Its skills are clear, its methods are explicit, its strength is great, and its ability to attack skillfully is strong. Unlike five-element boxing, five-element staff has no jazzy forms and techniques; it pays great attention to strength — the whole strength, the body strength and work strength. When exercising five-element staff, put the body to the main position, put the waist strength to the upper position and adjust the whole body strength to the best.

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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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 08 June, 2007.

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