Xingyi Linked Staff


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Shang-style Xingyi Quan Series: Xingyi Linked Staff

尚派形意拳系列 — 形意连环棍

Demonstrator: Li Hong

Order No. D1325

ISBN: 7887214629

EAN: 6937475373510

Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)

Length: 56 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 general staff play, the force is on the front of the staff. Xingyi staff and quan are of the same principle. Xingyi staff, like xingyi quan uses “three driving forces.” It uses the waist as the axis and the source of power. Its movements are not in big frame, because it prefers the movements to be agile, quick, strong, and easy to change. Applying the waist force can inflict heavy injury to the opponent’s bone and nerve rather that the skin and muscle.

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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