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Hsing-I: Chinese Internal Boxing
     

Hsing-I: Chinese Internal Boxing

by Robert W. Smith, Allen Pittman
 

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Master Chinese internal boxing or Hsing-I with this illustrated martial arts guide.

Unlike most martial arts, Chinese internal (soft-style) boxing does not depend on muscular strength. The secret behind its power lies in the cultivation and practical application of internal energy—ch'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts:

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Master Chinese internal boxing or Hsing-I with this illustrated martial arts guide.

Unlike most martial arts, Chinese internal (soft-style) boxing does not depend on muscular strength. The secret behind its power lies in the cultivation and practical application of internal energy—ch'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts: T'ai-chi, already well known worldwide, and Hsing-I and Pa-kua, relative newcomers to the West. Although they are not essentially fighting arts but living arts, they are devastating as systems of self-defense.

This martial arts book outlines the history of Hsing-I—a style of boxing given form (Hsing) by the mind (i)—and gives a thorough account of the philosophy behind the techniques. It also presents to the West for the first time the orthodox style of the late Chinese Hsing-i master Ch'en P'an-ling.

Described here in great detail and fully illustrated are the basic techniques, the five fists of Hsing-i, a linked form of the five fists, and the twelve animal styles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462904495
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
07/15/1990
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
771,611
File size:
7 MB

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