Discover the simple, powerful fighting skills of Xingyiquan!
Performed and Directed by Master Liang, Shou-Yu and Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. Xingyiquan (Hsing Yi Chuan) is a famous internal fighting style created by the Chinese general Yueh Fei around 1127 A.D. which imitates the fighting techniques of twelve animalsthe Dragon, Tiger, Monkey, Horse, Water Lizard, Chicken, Harrier, Swallow, Snake, Chinese Ostrich, Eagle and Bear. Mastery of these animal forms gives you a variety of simple and effective fighting techniques. Xingyi training also builds your Qi (internal energy) and muscular strength for incredible power and vitality.
This video presents each of the Twelve Animal forms individually, with martial applications. It also demonstrates the Five Fundamental Phases sequence and presents a special two-person exercise to improve your reaction speed and attack/counterattack skills. For more information on theory and training, please refer to the book "Xingyiquan" by Master Liang, Shou-Yu and Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, new edition published by YMAA Publication Center in October 2002.
YMAA: Yang's Martial Arts Association was established in Boston, MA in 1982. With the intent of preserving traditional Chinese Gongfu (Kung Fu) and Qigong , Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming began training students in the rigors of Shaolin Long Fist and White Crane Gongfu as well as Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. Dr. Yang also undertook his life-long dream of teaching and researching the Chinese arts and introducing them to the West through many books, videos and DVDs. YMAA Publication Center has been a publisher of high quality traditional martial arts and health books since 1984, and is a pioneer in the cultural exchange between the East and West. While the West has successfully developed the material sciences, the East is celebrated for its levels of spiritual cultivation. During this period of exchange, the building of bridges is critical for the successful integration of the achievements of both societies.