Song Zhi Yong is one of the top disciples of Li Gui Chang (1914-2000), legendary master of Xing Yi Quan and Tai Ji Quan. Master Song rarely talks about Xing Yi outside of teaching his own disciples. We are grateful to him for sharing his insights and experience in this interview, which took place in August, 2018 in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province.
The interview was conducted by Master Song’s school brother, Tom Bisio, with Mr. Huang Guo Qi translating. Master Song’s disciple, Valerie Ghent, filmed the interview.
Master Song talks about training with Li Gui Chang, and the importance of Xing Yi Quan foundational training: Zhan Zhuang (San Ti Shi), Tu Na Si Ba (Four Method Breathing Exercises), and Pi Quan (Splitting Fist).