Practical Combat Skills of Continuous Quan (Shanxi Xingyi)


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Traditional Shanxi Xingyi Quan Series: Practical Combat Skills of Continuous Quan

山西传统形意拳系列 — 形意连环拳实用技击

Demonstrator: Zhang Xigui

Order No. D1305

ISBN: 7887215455

EAN: 6937475378652

Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)

Length: 48 min.

Number of Disc: 1

Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles

Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House

Price: $14.95

Continuous quan is one of the traditional routines of xingyi quan. It is based on the theory of five elements, with a short and tightened, but powerful frame. It features stepping forward or backward without a start or an ending.

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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