means the shape and it comes first. Yi
means the mind’s intent which is developed later. However, as you
become proficient your mind’s intent will respond more quickly. As your
mind and movements become coordinated, your response to an attack will
become second nature.
- Sifu Liu Xiaoling
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part, by WuDang Martial Arts and Xiaoling Liu
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Xing yi quan 5 Element fists; Hsing i;
Xing-i; Wu xing;5 xing
Xing yi quan is one of
the major “internal” (neijia) Chinese martial arts. Xing yi quan
translates approximately to “Shape/Mind Boxing”, and is characterized
by seemingly simple movements and explosive power. The 5 Element Fists
(wu xing or 5 xing) are the foundation for building speed, Power,
breathing, and stamina. The practice of these 5 exercises is designed
to develop a martial artist’s skill and understanding of Chinese Kung
Fu.Master Liu Xioaling is a highly skilled and respected teacher of
Xingyiquan, and is well known in his native China for his skill and
excellent instruction in this traditional Chinese art.
DVD is broken up by each of the 5 elements with English subtitles and
English voiceover. (Pi, Zuan, Beng, Pao, and Heng.) each one has a
submenu containing these categories: Introduction; Front view;
Legwork/stepping Hand details; Dantian movement/Breathing; Line Drill
w/Variations. There is also a SanTi standing section that contains
similar details plus theory. In the applications section there is a
submenu for each of the 5 Fists they include many strikes, parry, and
takedowns. There is one particular take down towards the end involving
Heng Quan or crossing countering a kick that is real
Just wanted to let people know how to switch languages
when they are viewing a multi language DVD with
voiceover: In your DVD remote control there is an "audio" or "language"
button. So when you are watching the DVD you can easily toggle Chinese
and English voiceover by just pressing this button.
2. The interview section is the only part that doesn't have English
voiceover. But all the instructions have it.
3. Also, we've been asked if this is a DVD-R burned disc and the answer
is NO. This is a factory replicated DVD just like the ones you would
buy at the store. So if you can play Pirates of the Caribbean, Then you
can play this DVD.