Xingyi Eight-form Boxing


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Xingyi Eight-form Boxing


Demonstrator: Di Guoyong

Order No. D1337


EAN: 6937475313714

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

Xingyi Eight-form Boxing is a traditional routine, which is spread most widely in China. It is dapper with only seventeen forms in total. In term of techniques, the routine not only uses chopping (pi), drilling (zuan), snapping (beng), cannoning (pao) and crosscutting (heng), but also adds horse-style, cock-style, crane-style, and tiger-style moves, among others.

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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