Xingyi Sword Dual Practice (Shang-style)


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Shang-style Xingyi Quan Series: Xingyi Sword Dual Practice

尚派形意拳系列 — 形意对剑

Demonstrator: Li Hong

Order No. D1330

ISBN: 7887214629

EAN: 6937475373534

Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)

Length: 58 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 Sword Dual Practice was created by Li Wenbin with an emphasis on mastering both the quan and weapons. It pays much attention to “hard attack and hard advance.” It emphasizes the power of Xingyi and the importance of forcefully attacking. It also involves swift changes of the sword method and a variety of body, hand and foot methods.

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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