Xingyi Boxing Manual: Hebei Style's Five Principles and Seven Words

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Famed for its clear-minded, unstoppable practitioners, the martial art of Xingyi is known for both its street fighting quality and its spiritual practice. Written in China before World War II and never previously available in English, this is an invaluable illustrated guide for today's practitioner of this traditional martial art. Coming directly from an eighth-generation practitioner of a famous lineage, this book is a distillation of the knowledge and experience of many of the major figures in the history of ...
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Overview

Famed for its clear-minded, unstoppable practitioners, the martial art of Xingyi is known for both its street fighting quality and its spiritual practice. Written in China before World War II and never previously available in English, this is an invaluable illustrated guide for today's practitioner of this traditional martial art. Coming directly from an eighth-generation practitioner of a famous lineage, this book is a distillation of the knowledge and experience of many of the major figures in the history of Xingyi boxing. It offers a rare and unique perspective on the martial and healing aspects of the internal art of Xingyi Quan.
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The Xingyi Boxing Manual is a light, poetic read with profiles of Masters dating back to over 900 years ago. For the Xingyi boxers out there, this book will add to your collection.”
Dojo Rat
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556434730
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 11/10/2003
  • Pages: 67
  • Sales rank: 439,166
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Jin Yunting was a student of Shang Yunxiang and Sun Lutang and grand-student of Li Cunyi.

John Groschwitz began his martial arts training in 1995 with the study of Northern Shaolin. He began training in Xingyi Quan in 1996 and is currently an Assistant Instructor in Xingyi with the North American Tang Shou Tao Association. In addition to continuing study in the above arts, he has also studied Lanshou Quan, Gao-style Bagua Zhang, Water Boxing, Yang-style Taiji Quan, and various systems of Qi Gong, in the U.S. and Mainland China.

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Table of Contents

Calligraphy ix
Calligraphy x
Photo xi
Calligraphy xii
Translator's Preface xv
Foreword xvii
Foreword xviii
Foreword xix
Foreword xxi
Foreword xxii
Foreword xxiii
Foreword xxiv
Foreword xxv
Foreword xxvi
The Five Principles 1
Preparatory Posture 2
Pi Quan--Splitting Fist 4
Discussion on the Rising and Falling of Splitting Fist 7
Beng Quan--Smashing Fist 8
Discussion on the Rising and Falling of Smashing Fist 11
Zuan Quan--Drilling Fist 12
Discussion on the Rising and Falling of Drilling Fist 15
Pao Quan--Pounding Fist 16
Discussion on the Rising and Falling of Pounding Fist 19
Heng Quan--Crossing Fist 20
Discussion on the Rising and Falling of Crossing Fist 23
The Seven Words 25
The Seven Words and Twenty-One Methods of Xingyi Boxing 27
Calligraphy 31
The Essential Points of Xingyi Boxing's Six Harmonies and the Extremities 32
Afterword 35
Lineage Biographies 37
Jin Yunting's Xingyi Lineage 38
Note on the Biographies 39
Biography of Yue Fei 40
Biography of Ji Jike 45
Biography of Cao Jiwu 47
Biography of Dai Longbang 49
Biography of Li Feiyu 50
Biography of Guo Yunshen 52
Biography of Liu Qilan 54
Portrait of Li Cunyi 56
Biography of Li Cunyi 57
Biography of Sun Fuquan 59
Portrait of Sun Fuquan 61
Portrait of Shang Yunxiang 62
Biography of Shang Yunxiang 63
Endnotes 64
Bibliography 67
About the Translator 68
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