HSING I - XING YI QUAN
HISTORY OF HSING I - XING YI QUAN
The history of Xing Yi Quan (or hsing i) is lost in the legend, and like the other internal styles has secure historical basis only from its diffusion in 1800.
There are two main figures that stand out in the history of this style. Yue Fei, general of the Song Dynasty, which would have created this style for army officers. And Gou Yun Shen, bounty hunter, imprisoned for killing a bandit, who developed in the years of captivity a fast attack, half a step, linear. Seems unstoppable (thanks to the ball and chain that he had to drag on for three years, says the legend).
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Sun Lutang, in a book about internal martial arts, classify Xing Yi together with Taiji Quan and Bagua Zhang, as: Wudang Martial Arts style.
TECHNIQUE OF HSING I - XING YI QUAN
Xing Yi Quan differs from other internal styles for the "hardness" of his style. And for the apparent lack of grace typical of internal styles (a figure of speech of this classic style: it's not nice to see, but it works!)
Attacks fast and direct, are its main feature, explosive power that's most often applied from a short range. The collision of strength against strength. Concatenation of punches, kicks and blows fast and linear, used as attack and as a defense.
Along with this style of learning, is often joined the Ba Gua Zhang, for complementarity of the two styles (together, along with tai chi, in the style called Sun, developed by Sun Lu Tang)
Weapons: Weapons of this style are: the saber, sword with 2 blades and spear.
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