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*THE MYSTERIOUS POWER OF XING YI QUAN: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HISTORY, WEAPONS - 13 edition

*THE MYSTERIOUS POWER OF XING YI QUAN: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HISTORY, WEAPONS (ISBN10: 1848191405; ISBN13: 9781848191402)
ISBN13: 978-1848191402
ISBN10: 1848191405

Summary: The ancient Chinese martial art of Xing Yi Quan is known for its explosive internal power. Closely related to both Taiji Quan and Bagua Quan, Xing Yi is regarded as the most esoteric, and the most dangerous of the fighting arts, though the purposes of consistent practice include health and spiritual development.This in-depth guide is the first to cover the history and traditions of the art in such a comprehensive way, describing the essential Xing Yi Quan movements, and their effects, in fully i
llustrated form, and including the author's research with the Song Xing Yi Quan clan in China. The book contains a comprehensive teaching guide to the practice of San Ti Shr and the Five Element Fists, the core exercises of this potent fighting system, as well as explanations of the underlying principles which give Xing Yi Masters their great depth of skill and refined understanding of combat strategy. The reader will also find clearly illustrated teachings of all the Twelve Animal Forms, linking forms, two person sets, basic skills, and the weapons training.This is authoritative book will be an illuminating and complete guide for anyone interested in the internal martial arts, especially those practicing or teaching Xing Yi Quan or wanting to learn more about it.
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Summary: The ancient Chinese martial art of Xing Yi Quan is known for its explosive internal power. Closely related to both Taiji Quan and Bagua Quan, Xing Yi is regarded as the most esoteric, and the most dangerous of the fighting arts, though the purposes of consistent practice include health and spiritual development.This in-depth guide is the first to cover the history and traditions of the art in such a comprehensive way, describing the essential Xing Yi Quan movements, and their effects, in fully illustrated form, and including the author's research with the Song Xing Yi Quan clan in China. The book contains a comprehensive teaching guide to the practice of San Ti Shr and the Five Element Fists, the core exercises of this potent fighting system, as well as explanations of the underlying principles which give Xing Yi Masters their great depth of skill and refined understanding of combat strategy. The reader will also find clearly illustrated teachings of all the Twelve Animal Forms, linking forms, two person sets, basic skills, and the weapons training.This is authoritative book will be an illuminating and complete guide for anyone interested in the internal martial arts, especially those practicing or teaching Xing Yi Quan or wanting to learn more about it....show less

Edition/Copyright: 13
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Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Year Published: 2013
International: No



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