General Xingyiquan posts and articles.
It has been five months since the first part of Inside Xingyi Wuxingquan has been published at XingyiMax.com. Previously, we look at the background and the definition of Five-Element-Fist and the logic behind doing Splitting-Fist first, part two of this series brings you into the logic behind the learning/training sequence of Five-Element-Fist. The logic behind [...]
Part 2 of Collection of Santishi Photos series looks at the SanTiShi (Three-Body-Posture) of Sun Lutang Style Xingyiquan lineage. First Generation Sun Style Xingyi Santishi Second Generation Sun Style Xingyi Santishi Third Genration Sun Style Xingyi Santishi Fourth Generation Sun Style Xingyi Santishi First Generation Second Generation Lineage: Sun Lutang » Sun Jianyun Note: Sun [...]
It has been awhile since I’ve written part one of Zheng Mingxing’s Xingyiquan Concept, here is part two. Back to the basic. Xingyiquan is a martial arts, therefore Xingyiquan practice should base upon its effectiveness, combat and martial applications. The current traditional Chinese martial arts trend is running in the opposite direction of the original [...]
Collection of Santishi Photos is a new series of XingyiMax.com which is a collection of SanTiShi (Three-Body-Posture) photos of past and present Xingyiquan practitioners. This series starts by looking at the “genetic” links of Santishi of Shang Yunxiang Style Xingyiquan. Shang Style XingYi SanTishi Second Generation Shang Style Xingyi Santishi Third Generation Shang Style Xingyi [...]
Background of XingYi WuXingQuan There were Animal-Form before the “invention” of the Wuxingquan (Five-Element-Fist). The Five-Element-Fist is the essence of Xingyiquan which was extracted from the Animal-Form as the basic and core of Xingyiquan. Ancient Xinyiliuhequan does not have Five-Element-Fist, it has only Animal-Form. When Xinyiliuhequan was passed on to the Dai family at Qi [...]
Over the past few months, I’ve received some emails questioning why my posts of Sabah Xingyiquan category only shows Wuxingquan (Five-Element-Fist) videos. Traditional Xingyiquan practitioners spend a great deal of time on Wuxingquan training from day to day basis, there has been an old saying that “if you can do Wuxingquan properly, then you can [...]
I’ve received numerous emails asking about “What style(s) of Xingyiquan does Zheng Mingxing practice or teach?”, I hope this post will answer your question. What style of Xingyiquan does Zheng Mingxing practice? My shifu (sifu), Zheng Mingxing, has only one shifu, Ma Zhenzong (马振宗, 1910-1993), however he has studied under a lot of teachers throughout [...]