Xingyiquan is one of the main systems of Chinese Internal Arts. The art is noted for its apparent sharp, fierce movments and short quick stepping. Translated as Form and Intent Boxing it includes the use of Five Elemental Theory with five key techniques relating to the different elements.
Tzuanquan or Drilling Fist relates to Water Element
Piquan or Cutting Fist relates to Metal Element
Paoquan or Cannon Fist relates to Fire
Pengquan or Crushing Fist relates to Wood
Hernquan or Crossing Fist Relates to Earth
The videos included here will help to give you a sense of the art.
Video 1 “Xingyiquan – Elements & Animals – Damo Mitchell”
Video 2 “Xingyiquan Form & Applications”
Author: Ronnie Robinson
Images: Ronnie Robinson