Traditional Xingyi Interlinked Double Broadswords (Shang-style)


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Shang-style Xingyi Quan Series: Traditional Xingyi Interlinked Double Broadswords

尚派形意拳系列 — 传统形意连环双刀

Demonstrator: Li Hong

Order No. D1317

ISBN: 7887214629

EAN: 6937475672392

Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)

Length: 50 min.

Number of Disc: 1

Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles

Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House

Price: $14.95

In xingyi quan, it is important that “the weapon and quan work as a whole.” There are different weapons — short or long, single or double — used in different boxing. This set contains the traditional xingyi interlinked double broadswords in the tradition of Master Shang Yunxiang who first demonstrated it in 1936, which caused a sensation in the martial arts world.

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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