Shan Xi Style Xing Yi Boxing

Here is a survey of different Xing Yi sets. Some of this Shan Xi style Xing Yi also harkens back to Xing Yi's connection, according to legend, with the Yue Family style. Both claim the same ancestor, at least according to some. Xing Yi "Ban" or thin club is also covered. The instruction on these VCDs is solid the practitioner showing a strong familiarity with his information. Some less common forms such as Chicken Boxing are represented.

Demonstrator: Zhang Xi Gui. Among his teachers were Hao Xue Ru, a student of Sheng Zi Rong, of Ba Fan Shan style. Both of these teacher had studied under Wang Xin Wu. His Ba Fan came from Ji Zi Xiu. From Liu ShiJun. He is expert in Xing Yi, Long Fist, Short Fist, Bagua Zhang, Taijiquan and whip stick .

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Xing YI ShanXi style

DVD #11281 Chicken Shape Four Ba Boxing
About 1 Hour, English Subtitles

Of the basic analogies in Xing Yi such as Tiger head, Bear shoulders, Dragon body there is one called "Chicken Leg." This leg technique is a pose and also a specialty where the practitioner lifts his leg but sinks his weight simultaneously. This is a good form with quick motions: a traditional Xing Yi Mixed fist showing numerous angle changes and combined techniques. Zhang Shifu explains usage during the teaching but does not demonstrate on anyone else.

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DVD #11282 Linked Self Defense
About 1 Hour, English Subtitles

Linked Fist Self Defense Next to the basic element and animal practice this is the most commonly performed of all Xing Yi Fists. This version is strong, sharp and mature. Teaching is function oriented with at least verbal explanations of the meanings of the movements.

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DVD #11283 Zha Shi Hammering
About 1 Hour, English Subtitles

Xing Yi's Hammering Form is a series of lines in which the practitioner moves up and back repeating certain moves on both sides. It is a good form for consolidating movement and increasing the power moves of one's style. This version has more than forty practical fighting movements. Execution here is strong with clear moves well demonstrated.

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DVD #11284 Hun Yuan Xing Yi
About 1 Hour, English Subtitles

This is a highly sophisticated form with many changes. The version here if Hun Yuan (Primordial Chaos) branch of Xing Yi. This form is shown clearly. The movements cover a larger range of actions including retreating, cloud hands, some BaGua like transitions, sudden weight shifts. The verbal instruction in Chinese gives insight into usage. Many "roads."

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Xing YI ShanXi styleDVD #11285 Hun Yuan San Shou
About 1 Hour, English Subtitles

This is a very interesting set for a Xing Yi practitioner. It contains over 75 movements. It combines Shaolin, Xing Yi, Praying Mantis, Fan Zi and Short Fist actions. Hands move very fast in flurries of combinations. There are a number of more difficult kicks such as spinning leg actions. A sophisticated set where the practitioner much make fast and radical changes. Zhang himself created this form and it is a clever and non-repetitious combination of techniques. He breaks everything down into eight sections. Best for a student with at least intermediate experience and a good sense of line and footwork. Something for the knowledgeable student who can appreciate the synthesis.

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DVD #11286 Hun Yuan Usage
About 1 Hour, English Subtitles

This is the previous set, Hun Yuan San Shou Boxing, performed once again and then broken down into applications with demonstrations performed on a student. Clear and honest usage.

 

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DVD #11287 Yue Family Ba Fan Usage
About 1 Hour, English Subtitles

Yue Family Style is supposed to have derived from the work of the famous Chinese folk hero, Yue Fei: a true historical figure. For many centuries this straight forward and direct style was never said to leave the Yue family. This style was also connected to Ba Fan or Eight Tumbles Boxing. Here is a usage VCD showing many of the Yue style ploys which blend grappling, striking and throwing organically. This is somewhat like "trapping hands" of Wing Chun with more emphasis on body throwing and tripping. Similar in some ways to Mantis usage.

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DVD #11288 Xing Yi Whip
About 1 Hour, English Subtitles

Xing Yi Bang. The "whip club" is a thin staff about as tall as armpit height. It is fast and facile. Here is a form broken in to parts with applications shown against straight sword, spear and double sabers. Good form with many changes, a real compendium of the usage of this weapon. All usage follows classical principles which, in the case of weapons, it would be pretty hard to beat.

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DVD #11289 Middle Level Competition
About 1 Hour, English Subtitles

One aspect of competition forms is the lack of repetition of movement which, in and of itself, is more for training than performance. This Xing Yi competition has many of the major moves in an interesting and pleasing array. Not as much content for training but a good, balanced performance piece.

 

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DVD #11290 High Level Competition
About 1 Hour, English Subtitles

Fast footwork combine with a complex and lengthy form to create a high level performance. Animals and elemental movements of Xing Yi are combined in this long and quite varied mixture of major Xing Yi actions. Emphasis here lies on variety and transitions.

 

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DVD #11291 Push Hands and Rules
About 1 Hour, English Subtitles

This is an explanation and demonstration tape. It shows the elopements and energies of push hands competition from a Xing Yi standpoint. It contains many of the energies the same as Tai Chi such as Beng , Lu, Ji and An but then there are a number from Xing Yi. The first second demonstrates these energies with two partners. The second section concentrates on competition rules and stages a little competition workshop to show the principles in action.

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