XingYi Quan - Twelve Animals Linking Form (Instructional Workshop)
XingYi Quan is one of the major "Internal" stylesof Chinese martial arts. The term translates to "Form & IntentionBoxing" or similar. Whilst the precise origin of XingYi Quan is unknown, legend credits the creation of XingYi Quan to the famous General Yue Fei of Song Dynasty (960-1279).
The characteristics of this style are aggressive, linear movements and explosive, piercing power. Typical movements in the style include chopping, drilling, crushing, exploding, crossing (forming the 5 elemental fists), and a few low kicks. The characteristics of these movements stem from the spear and military influences of the art.
Apart from that, XingYi Quan movements are also influenced by the fighting techniques and tactics of animals. Hence the Twelve Animals (Linking) Form, which links the movements of twelve animals into one form. This is one of the most popular XingYi Quan forms, and combines the 5 elemental fists and movements of twelve animals.
Follow the instructional workshop on these dvds and learn as if you are in the class!
Duration: 2hrs 50mins (2 Discs)