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Articles: Xingyiquan

Marshal Yue, Fei's Ten Important Theses

Marshal Yue, Fei's Ten Important Theses—Part 3

Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, January 12, 2015

This discussion starts with striking and postures.  When talking about about postures, we first discuss Qi.  Man has five viscera, which therefore form the shape. From the five viscera, the Qi is born. Therefore, the five viscera are really the original bearers of human nature (i.e., life) and the source of growing Qi. More >>

Marshal Yue, Fei's Ten Important Theses—Part 2

Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, December 29, 2014

It is seldom heard that he who discusses striking, also discussed Qi. About the Qi, it is mastered as one but can be divided into two. What are these two? They are inhaling and exhaling. The inhalation and exhalation are the Yin and Yang. The striking cannot (be done) without moving and calmness. More >>

Marshal Yue Fei

Marshal Yue, Fei's Ten Important Theses—Part 1

Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, December 22, 2014

Marshal Yue, Fei's Ten Important Theses on Xingyiquan can be considered the essence or the root of the art. We can clearly see that all of the available documents and books written in the last 60 years derive almost all of their theories and principles from these theses. More >>

Popular Chinese Internal Martial Arts

Popular Chinese Internal Martial Arts

Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, July 8, 2013

Because all Chinese martial styles utilize some Qigong training, it is difficult to distinguish the external styles from the internal. Traditionally, almost all of the Chinese martial styles were taught in secret, and it was not until the last 100 years that these secrets were gradually exposed to the general public. There are many styles that are still taught secretly. More >>

Fundamental Moving Patterns of Xingyiquan

Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, December 6, 2010

We will begin this discussion by introducing the most basic stationary posture of Xingyiquan, the three body posture (San Ti Shi). This posture is also commonly called the three power posture (San Cai Shi) or Taiji posture (Taiji Shi). More >>

Marshal Yue Fei

Marshal Yue, Fei and Xingyiquan

Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, October 13, 2008

The Song Dynasty (960-1280 a.d.) in China was a sorrowful time for the Chinese. Wars with the northern barbarians (the Jin race or Mongolian), corruption in business and government, and the specter of starvation constantly oppressed the people. More >>

Dr. Yang and Master Liang in Xingyiquan stance

What is Xingyiquan?

Liang, Shou-Yu, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, October 6, 2008

In order to survive in what is oftentimes a violent and cruel world, animals must very quickly develop the ability to protect themselves from natural dangers and other animals. More >>

Videos and Podcasts...


Episode 1

Episode 1.
Chinese Martial Arts Definitions

Episode 2

Episode 2.
Retreat Center Interview PART 1

Episode 3

Episode 3.
Retreat Center Interview PART 2

Episode 4

Episode 4.
Northern and Southern Chinese Styles


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