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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.