First, be advised that all of these VCD's are IN CHINESE ONLY. In our opinion that doesn't matter much because the instruction is clear and the quality of photography very good. But we will not accept returns just because people didn't read... IN CHINESE ONLY. Given that, these are really tremendous deals for the money. Each of these special VCD's can be played on a computer for full enjoyment. Made for PC's they are also Mac compatible by downloading Quick time (for free) and any similar VCD player program. Also playable on most DVD players. For less than $10.00? Wow!
XING YI BOXING (Shang Style)
Zai-Hua is a 3rd generation inheritor in Shang style Xing Yi. He
is a disciple of master Li Hong. A winner of a national championship
for International Xingyi Competition, he demonstrates the concepts
on this fundamental VCD. The narrator is his teacher, Li Hong .
Master Li is the the son of master Li Wen-Bin, last disciple of
"Iron Buddha" master Shang Yun-Xiang.
VCD#162 Shang Xing Yi Essence of Xing Yi
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
This VCD is a very clear explanation and demonstration of "Shang" style Xing Yi. It has a slightly unusual format in that while Master Hong talks his student, a national champion, executes move in the background. Not only are there explanations about many details of Xing Yi such as hand, foot and postural considerations; but Master Hong talks about his style, teachers and history regarding Xing Yi. The bulk of the instruction is based on the Five Elemental Fists. Very clear.
Shang Xing Yi Basic Routine
very good sequence of fundamental Xing Yi moves but in interesting
and appropriately challenging forms. Everything pretty much based
on having a strong sense of the Five Elements; these sections of
a longish routine take the Xing Yi player through a pretty thorough
form for practice or competition with shows many changes with a
limited number of basic movements. A well constructed and nicely
Shang Xing Yi Intermediate Level
disk shows forms of more varied movements. Nicely demonstrated and
explained with some fine points shown by Master Hong Li himself.
A fuller view of the types of movements in which animal and elemental
fists are mixed. A lengthy and very sophisticated form with changes,
backward movements, turns, spins long and short punches. It's easy
to see why routines like this might have won at international competition
Shang Xing Yi Advanced Level
long, complex form with emphasize on fast changes of body position,
more animal expression and more kicks. Also evident in this form
is the greater attention to more specific striking such as sequences
of finger pokes, tight punches and angled techniques. Overall these
Shang tapes show a logical progression of technique and difficulty
as the forms build.
Shang Xing Yi Shang Saber
A medium length set involving the saber or broadsword. Nicely constructed the main point here is that the set faithfully demonstrates its grounding in the Xing Yi style. Many times sets form certain styles look interchangeable with the same weapon from ANY style. Not only are the Five Elemental moves visible but this version of the saber shows Xing Yi's distinctive timing with held pauses and sudden rushes. Learnable with some work. The tape ends with a slow motions "gen Wo tzu" section where you play along with champion Zhang Zai-Hua performing Xing Yi Saber.
Shang Xing Yi Shang Spear
A medium length set involving the spear. Nicely constructed the main point here is that the set faithfully demonstrates its grounding in the Xing Yi style. Having seen literally hundreds of spear sets we are always impressed when this "King of the Long Weapons" is represented as a real, working instruments and not an over-length fishing pole. Xing Yi's Five Elemental moves are visible in this version along with Xing Yi's distinctive timing. Learnable with some work and also a few surprise moves.
Shang Xing Yi Shang Staff
A medium to longish length set involving the staff. This set faithfully demonstrates its grounding in the Xing Yi style. In our opinion one of the best weapons of this particular series. This is a longish stick, more than eyebrow length. The movements are fluid but interrupted to issue power so they create a sense of movement then hesitation. Not a particularly fancy set but a huge variety of motions. The stick is handled northern style with right palm down and left up. Learnable.
Shang Xing Yi Shang Sword
A medium to longish length set involving the straight sword. This set faithfully demonstrates its flavor as Xing Yi style. If you want one to cover a football field this is it. The sword is handled lightly and rapidly but with Xing Yi's famous driving, running forward motion. Not a fancy set. But numerous changes and a wide variety of angles and motion. This set would be a bit of a challenge for some newer student but definitely learnable.