Xingyi Interlinked Broadsword (Shang-style)


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Shang-style Xingyi Quan Series: Xingyi Interlinked Broadsword

尚派形意拳系列 — 形意连环刀

Demonstrator: Li Hong

Order No. D1323

ISBN: 7887214629

EAN: 6937475373466

Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)

Length: 49 min.

Number of Disc: 1

Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles

Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House

Price: $14.95

The most significant feature and advantage of the traditional xingyi weapon is that the quan and weapon perform as a whole. Both the chopping broadsword and chopping palm of Shang-style Xingyi use the same “three riving forces” — waist that drives shoulder, shoulder that drives elbow, and elbow that drives wrist. Xingyi
interlinked broadsword does not use the arm force individually but use borrowing force to chop, push and rub.

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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