Xingyi Linked Sword (Shang-style)


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Shang-style Xingyi Quan Series: Xingyi Linked Sword

尚派形意拳系列 — 形意连环剑

Demonstrator: Li Hong

Order No. D1326

ISBN: 7887214629

EAN: 6937475373459

Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)

Length: 60 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 application of xingyi force is quite different from that of other ordinary swords. It requires the player to transfer the hand force into the sword. Thus it is said that the sword is the extension of the arm and can be brought into practice freely.

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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