- Cao Zhiqing – Shang Style Xingyi Shierxing (Twelve-Animal-Form)
Cao Zhiqing (曹志清) from Taiyuan City of Shanxi Province is a famous Xingyiquan author. Cao started martial arts at young age, he has learning Chaquan, Tantui, Xingyiquan, etc. Although Cao is from Shanxi province, he studied his Xingyiquan from Shang Changsuo (商长锁, 1905 – 1972) which has a Liu Qilan (刘奇兰, 1819 – 1889) lineage of Hebei Xingyiquan. Cao Zhiqing’s recent publication of The Theories and Research of Xingyiquan (updated version) was sold out once they hit the bookshelf.