Xin Yi Liu He : Intent and Harmonies Boxing


Xin Yi Liu He is one of those styles which seems to be passed down mainly to strong and skilled practitioners. It is a truth that some styles which do not spread as fast as others often maintain a high "quality control." Here are a number of solid teachers showin what might be called one of the "treasures" of this style, the Xin Yi Liu He branch. Peruse and enjoy.

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Wang Tong on BaguaNEW!! DVD#24296 Four Fists
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The Seven Stars of XYLH are the shoulders, elbows, fists, hips, knees, feet and head. This foundational DVD demonstrates the basics strikes of the Song GuoBin branch of XYLH. Once these are shown with their variations Mr. Hu proceeds with the Four Fist Form, a well-constructed series of roads based on different postures applying these shapes and actions. A key form for the study of XYLH movements. Mr. Hu seems serious about his intention to raise the level of Xin Yi Liu He worldwide. His approach is open and direct, fitting the system he teaches.

60 Minutes Mandarin/ English Subtitles   

 

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Wang Tong on BaguaNEW!! DVD#24297 Liu He Saber
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Due to its association with Yue Fei, the Six Harmony Spear and the 6H Saber are claimed by many styles. This XYLH set is complex but clear with a minimum of rolling and flash movements but showing the key actions of the saber in many variations. This version also displayed a power some might think uncharacteristic of the saber but perfectly representative of XYLH energy. Many held positions and actions emphasizing the correct left handed control of the right handed weapon.

38 Minutes Mandarin/ English Subtitles   

 

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Wang Tong on BaguaNEW!! DVD#24298 Ten Shapes
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Double DVD. One of the treasures of the XYLH system, certainly one of the most popular practices. By shapes we mean animals and by animals we include dragon, horse, tiger, eagle, sparrow hawk, chicken, swallow, snake and monkey. Created by Ji LongFeng during the Ming dynasty, XYLH is a powerful and fierce style. George Xu, an acknowledged expert, has written and spoken on the XYLH idea that animals are not simply clever movements but capture the very essence of the idea of predation. Because of this some people have called XYLH the “cruelest” of the CMA. Instructions by the older but very spry Hu XiuGun.Mr. Hu studied from his father and grandfather, direct disciples of Song GuoBin. All ten of XYLH’s wonderful animals are demonstrated, then some key points are discussed and then show in usage.

101 Minutes Mandarin/ English Subtitles   

 

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Wang Tong on BaguaNEW!! DVD#24299 Liu He Spear
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The Six Harmony Spear is a complex form with very little “showy” movements. Much emphasis on the essential three moves of the spear namely; open, close and thrust. Also a great deal of butt work and use of the spear head in a shortened dart style. A medium long form with a huge variety of movements. Many postures replicate the empty hand positions of the XYLH forms. Not a beginner’s form.

34 Minutes Mandarin/ English Subtitles   

 

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NEW!! DVD#24230 XinYi LiuHe Fist
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Were I to study Xing Yi again I would work in Liu He or Dai style. I think I echo a lot of stylists here. Mr. Liang Hong Xuan, vice-president of the World Association for the promotion of XinYi LiuHe Quan, gives a good performance of his specialty. This is the comprehensive fundamentals form for the style. Nice, detailed instruction with side comment on the structure of the form. No applications shown. Of course if you are already know the form this is reference. There is a section at the end on the theories and methods of the style including some historical background and general principles. Overall a very clear presentation. A nice note: if you are drawn to this form of Xing Yi, there are enough people of high level skills—such as Geroge Xu and company—who teach in America, and that training is available without going to China.

60 Minutes Mandarin/ English Subtitles       

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Wang Tong on BaguaDVD#25134 George Xu & Yu Xiao Lin
Drills, Qigong and Forms
Double DVD with each DVD dedicated to one artist

Part One

Demonstration of part of Chen style by George Xu.
Demonstratioin of some Xin Yi movements with some indication of usage.
Huen Yuan Qigong, lengthy demonstration.
George breaks at points in this series of Qigong for some intriguing and insightful remarks on topics such as Qigong and the Mind. His seemingly casual but actually highly concentrated approach is excellent. So is that feeling from George, given by all too few instructions, that he is a work in progress (as we all should be). Unlike those boring, adamant teachers who give the impression that they've already discovered the Secret and now become fat and smoke more, Xu is always trying to improve himself as though—amazingly— the art was actually worth the effort.

TongBei drills to open the back and shoulder
10 Key movements from Xin Yi, long section.
Chen Saber form demonstrated.

Part Two

Yu Xiao Lin goes into major detail on the Four Energies of Tai Chi. This is one of the most mysterious aspects of Tai Chi to non-Chinese. He doesn't concentrate so much on the endless circling of the Four Hand exercise as breaking down all opportunities to actually use the Four Energies and then showing numerous variations of them.

Then he starts on the Four Secondary Energies and shows many demonstrations of ways in which to apply, Pluck, Split, Elbow and Shoulder. Also a rare treat to to see Vincent Lynch practicing and helping out.

Yu shows quite a number of energy issuing exercises as sequential marching patterns. Very nice, loose and insructive. He following with a "Qi Rolling" exercise where his fingers are entwined for the entire experience, a la Swimming Dragon Body Qigong.
He goes on to demonstrate the Fan Song or Relaxations Exercises, a major consideration in Tai Chi development. 
Finally there is a fascinating demonstration of the first section of the Yang Ban Hou Tai Chi.

About 1 1/2 to 2 hours

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Li Tian Wei on Xing Yi Liu HeDVD#25130 Li Tian Wei on Xin Yi Liu He

Li Tian Wei walks through a lecture demonstration which combines his feelings and thoughts on practicing Chinese martial arts with a sort of walking demonstration . He showsw a number of Xin Yi animals and tries to have us understand their shapes and spirits. Overall a nice lecture, with translation, and particular emphasis on the correct shape and its relation to the meaning of the movement. Translated by Liping Zhu.
Length-18:30 min.      
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10 Animal 6 Harmony Xing Yi10 Animal 6 Harmony Xing YiDVD #25109/10
10 Animal 6 harmony
Training #1 & #2

with Qian Zhao Hong
Two DVDs

This is a pair of DVDs showing the famous ten animals of Xin Yi of, in this case, the Six Harmony (Liu He) branch.

Tape #1 starts with George Xu showing his Chen Tai Chi. Qian Sifu follows with his Xin Yi Quan. His interpretation is high and almost seems (appearances can be deceptive) stiff as he performs this unusual Xin Yi form but at the same time his control of Jing issuance is obvious and immediate. Next comes applications and spontaneous counters. Much of the commentary derives from George Xu reading notes on the basic energies and explaining their meaning. Then comes a kind of round-robin open demonstration from both Xu and Zhao. The focus here is power application and refinement. At this point the seeming "stiffness" of Zhao's interpretation is made understandable in someone utilizing the form, as he should, to refine and demonstrate his particular fighting skills. The overall production is worth the effort but will require concentration and that rewind button. This is a chance to watch two top teachers comparing notes on usage.

Tape #2
Basics are shown with both George leading people through a series of good, solid warm ups and some Xin Yi basics. Then Qian shows his style of Xin Yi basics which seem to lay much importance on “crossing” movements which traverse the medial line.Then each practitioner demonstrates his version of the animal movements.

Walking and Applications follow with focus and posture explained.
Next is a breakdown of all ten animals demonstrated by George Xu then Zhao. It's interesting to see the variations of movements, personality and emphasis between the two practitioners either of which has practiced these basics thousands of times. After each animal George Xu and Qian Zhao Hong each demonstrate many variations of each animal on a student. This open style compare and contrast shows a rich variety of applications and angles. . .
Notes on this instructor ...

Part One 69 , minutes
Part Two 49 minutes

Set of both          $39.95        

Geo. Xu Lan Shou Kung Fu form

DVD #25106 On Being a Predator
George Xu :Chen Tai Chi lecture

George Xu explains his theory of predator energy used in the practice of Chen Tai Chi but really in any Chinese martial arts. This is an extension of his concept expounded some years ago in print on "animal" qualities well distinguished from "animal imitation" boxing where you try to look like the animal.In this lecture, admittedly sometimes difficult to hear and with a little break up, George Xu lists his eight attributes for practice. His ideas are really important and worth a number of viewing. One of the best explanations of what is missing from so much contemporary practice. You'll go back to this one over and over.
Notes on this instructor...

About 60 Minutes        

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Geo. Xu Lan Shou Kung Fu form DVD #25120 & 21
China Camp '07 Form Demonstration

with various artists

Forty-six martial artists from several disciplines and locations in China, USA, Italy, Germany, Norway, and Denmark perform their forms in this prestigious event. Names and styles are provided in titles of each performance, so you get to know who these accomplished martial artists are.

See the list below of demonstrators in this series

#1 about 69 Minutes #2 about 61 Minutes        

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Yu Hua Long Hsing Yi Cha Chuan

DVD#25009 6 Harmony & 10 Animal Hsing-I Chuan (Part 1)
Instruction - 60 min.  See a clip of this set.

"This tape focuses on the Six Harmony / Ten Animal Hsing-I Chuan martial art system of China. It features Master George Xu (Xu Guo Ming) of Shanghai. The particular form of this system taught on this tape is the Two and One Half Ba set. The tape is divided into five parts. It begins with the entire form and proceeds with sections on basic training exercises, form repetition (repeated slowly three times with teaching narration), applications of this particular form, and concludes with the complete form . The narration deals with theories and principles of this system."

Quantity   $49.95 Receive a 10 % discount for ordering two or more from this China's Living Treasures series. See more here...).

Yu Hua Long Hsing Yi Cha Chuan

#25019 Bear and Eagle Fight  (Part 2)
Instruction - 60 min.  See a clip of this set.

"This tape focuses on the Six Harmony / Ten Animal Hsing-I Chuan martial art system of China. It features Master George Xu (Xu Guo Ming) of Shanghai. The particular form of this system taught on this tape is the Two and One Half Ba set. The tape is divided into five parts. It begins with the entire form and proceeds with sections on basic training exercises, form repetition (repeated slowly three times with teaching narration), applications of this particular form, and concludes with the complete form . The narration deals with theories and principles of this system."
Quantity   $49.95 ( Receive a 10 % discount for ordering two or more from this China's Living Treasures series. See more here...).

 


















Participants in China Camp 07:

Disk #1:

Flavio Danielle Chen Tai Chi
Zhi Lu Ping: Dragon Form Taoist Tai Chi
Gao Rui: Bagua
Volker Jung, Liuhebafa
Jiang Bao Kang: 12 Animal Xin Yi
and San Qing Dragon
Liu Bao Yu: Chen Push Hands
Ru Dong Fu: Lan Shou
David Leung: Wing Chun


Disk #2

Qian Zhao Hong & Bruce Bolden: Xin Yi Push Hands
Wang Tong: Bagua Sword
Ji Ah Tong/Li Tian Wei: Yang Push Hands
Wu Mao Gui: Tong Bei Quan
Wu Ji: Lan Shou
Li Tian Wei: Xin Yi Liu He
Don Qian Li: Lan Shou
Yun Yin Sen: Liuhebafa
Susan Matthews: Chen Tai Chi
Xu Guo Xhang & Wang Ren Li: Wu style Push Hands
Giuliana Romanisio: Karate
Lu Ying Liang: Eagle Fist
Roberto Benetti: Chen Sword
Lu Zhi Liang: Yang Tai Chi


























Qian Zhao Hong (also known as "Chainsaw") has defeated more than 50 top Kung Fu experts with his superior san shou fighting skills. An undefeated master, he was known as a serious threat sending people to the hospital. He is a member of the famous Shanghai Wushu Association, Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Bagua Institute, Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Wudong Qigong, and one of the highest (9th Dan, unheard of at this age) ranks in Xin Yi Liu He style.

Master Wu Ji · This master has had much "hands on " experience. He was assigned to China's Special Army Division where he was undefeated in bouts. This earned him the title of the "Copper Skinned/Iron Bone Man". His approach to teaching is to emphasize whole body engagement. He specializes in: 23 principles, marching exercises, six direction power and power stretching. He is an acknowledged expert in Shichuan WuMei Mountain Lan Shou Boxing.

Xu Guo Ming (George Xu) began training in 1966. He started with Zhu Hong Bao, all in the Muslim (Hui) styles Xin Yi Liu He, Cha Boxing and Chi Shu (7 Postures). After this he followed Zhang Qin Lin of Snake Bagua. For his Lan Shou training he studied under Qing Zhong Bao, Cotton Boxing with Yang Tian Gui; Chen Tai Chi with Shuong Guang Ren (student of Chen Xiao Quai); Yang Tai Chi with Shi Wen Dou; and Yu Hua Long (Xing Yi). He is a graduate in Mathematics from Shanghai Normal University. George is also know as a top promoter of the arts. After coming to the U.S. (1981), he has hosted many fine instructors such as: Zhou Yuan Long, (Chen Tai Chi) ; Liou Wan Fu, (China Heavyweight Full Contact Champion); Ye Xiao Long, (Yang Tai Chi & Lan Shou); Ma Hong, (Chen Style Taiji ); Wang Hao Da, (Wu style Tai Chi & student of Ma Yueh Liang); Lu Gui Rong, (Wu Hao Tai Chi); Qian Zhao Hong, (Xing Yi); Wang Zhi Qiang, (Yang Tai Chi); Yun Yin Sen, (Liu He Ba Fa); and Ji Ah Dong, (Yang Style Tai Chi).