Theory and Techniques of Xingyi Quan (Sha Guozheng)


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Essential Series of Sha Guozheng’s Xingyi and Bagua: Theory and Techniques of Xingyi Quan

沙国正形意八卦 — 形意拳拳理拳法

Demonstrator: Luo Jinhua

Order No. D1291

ISBN: 7887213207

EAN: 6937475366635

Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)

Length: 54 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 quan is good for practicing internal and external energy. The forms are grandeur and elegant, with condensed and pure techniques, complete force, spirit and shape, fast and agile movements. It focuses on moving simultaneously with spirit, qi, mind, force, hands, eyes, body and steps. With emptiness and solidness, you can use it for both attack and defense.

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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