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Xing Yi Quan Linking Forms

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Presented here are the names of the movements in the Xing Yi Linking Forms as they are practiced in the Xing Yi Quan of Master Li Gui Chang. Knowing the names of the movements helps one to remember and understand them.

Also included is a poem detailing the key points of the Chicken Form Four Method Fist and a list of Xing Yi Quan’s Eight Words and Six Harmonies (Liu He and Ba Zi), which are the basis of the Six Harmony or Catalog Fist Form: Mu Lu Quan.
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Thirty-Two Words of the Ba Gua Jian (Sword)

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The Thirty Two Words of the Ba Gua Jian (Chinese straight sword) traditionally refer to each weapon, describing a method of using and training that weapon. The “words” are the basic techniques and methods of usage. In Li Zi Ming’s Ba Gua Zhang there are 32 methods using the Jian.

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Stepping Patterns, Rhythms & Internal Movement in the Internal Arts and Five Animal Play Exercises: Part 1

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Walking, along with breathing, sitting and standing, is one our most primal movements. Very early on in China there was a recognition that these primal movements could have profound effects on human consciousness and physical functioning. Indications of this awareness appear in some of the oldest known medical documents unearthed from the Zhangjiashan (Hubei province) and Mawangdui (Hunan province) tombs. Read More…

Master Chen Quan Gong on Xing Yi Quan Theory and Training – Part 2

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Part 2 of a discussion of Xing Yi Quan theory and training by Li Gui Chang’s senior disciple, Chen Quan Gong. Master Chen talks freely and openly about how to train Xing Yi correctly and the subtle changes that take place in the body in the practice of San Ti Shi and the five fists.

Originally posted online in Chinese, this English translation is offered by Huang Guo Qi, Tom Bisio and Martin LaPlatney. Read Part 1 of this discussion HERE. Read More…

Master Chen Quan Gong on Xing Yi Quan Theory and Training: Part 1

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A rare treat!! Li Gui Chang’s senior disciple, Chen Quan Gong, leads an in-depth discussion of Xing Yi Quan theory and training. Master Chen talks freely and openly about how to train Xing Yi correctly and the subtle changes that take place in the body during the practice of San Ti Shi and the Five Fists.

Originally posted online in Chinese, this English translation is offered by Huang Guo Qi, Tom Bisio and Martin LaPlatney. 

李桂昌先师论形意拳

记陈全恭师伯在太原市太极拳协会的讲话 白建云

Master Li Gui Chang On Xing Yi Quan

Speech of School Uncle Chen Quan Gong, at Taiyuan Tai Ji Quan Association

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Li Kui-Yuan Discusses Xing Yi Quan

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We are pleased to be able to share one of the most succinct and cogent discussions of the correct practice of Xing Yi Quan by Master Li Kui-Yuan, a student of the famous Guo Yun-Shen.

In four short sections, Master Li discusses the levels and layers of Xing Yi training, the profound depth of the art, how to train correctly and the common pitfalls in training. Excerpted from The Real Explanation of Boxing Meanings by Sun Fu Quan (Sun Lu Tang).
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Ba Gua Lian Huan Zhang 八卦连环掌 (Ba Gua Chain Linking Palm)

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The names of the movements in the Ba Gua Lian Huan (Ba Gua Chain Linking Form) of Master Gao Ji Wu.
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Ba Gua Zhang Thirteen Elbows 八卦掌十三肘

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The names of the movements of the Ba Gua Zhang Thirteen Elbow form as taught by Zhang Hua Sen, disciple of Li Zi Ming.
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Xing Yi Quan’s Twelve Animals: Excerpted From ‘A Detailed Collection of the Xing Yi Quan Skills’ by Liu Wen Hua (Part 1)

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Liu Wen Hua was the son of the famous Xing Yi Boxer, Liu Qi Lan. Liu Wen Hua’s book, A Detailed Collection of Xing Yi Quan Skills, is a gem. More than a mere how-to manual showing posture and form, the book gives practical descriptions on the internal actions and feelings inherent in the physical movements.

This first excerpt begins Liu’s discussion of the 12 Animals of Xing Yi Quan.

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Longevity Tonic for Martial Arts Practitioners

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Martial arts practitioners often use Longevity Tonics, or training formulas and herbal tonics, that help replenish vital energies often over-taxed through hard training. These kinds of tonics aid the body in replenishing qi, blood and jing (essence). In turn, these basic energetic and physical substrates nourish the organs and brain, as well as sinews, bones and muscles.

The particular longevity tonic outlined here is attributed to General Yang Shen, a warlord from Sichuan province who lived to be 99 years old. Read More…

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