DVD: Xingyiquan by Liang, Shou-Yu
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Run Time: 45min
Number of discs: 1
Menus/Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: September 2008
Re-mastered New Edition.
Master the Art of Twelve Animals Kung Fu (Gongfu)
Xingyiquan (Hsing I Chuan), or 'Shape-Mind Fist' is a well-known Chinese internal martial art, similar to Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan). Xingyiquan imitates the movements and inner characteristics of twelve animals — the Dragon, Tiger, Monkey, Horse, Water Lizard, Chicken, Harrier, Swallow, Snake, Chinese Ostrich, Eagle and Bear.
Mastery of these animal forms gives you a variety of simple and effective fighting techniques. Xingyi training also builds your Qi (energy) for improved health, and your muscular strength for incredible power and vitality.
The fundamental postures are demonstrated, including the Five Phases, with explanations of their relationships to Five Elements Theory. Senior students demonstrate the two-person Five Phases Matching exercise and Linking sequence, which improve your reaction speed and attack/counterattack skills. Lastly, the Xingyiquan sequence and each of the twelve animal forms with martial applications are shown.
This DVD compliments the book "Xingyiquan", by Master Liang Shou-Yu and Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (YMAA).
DVD Directed by Dr. Yang. (He does not appear in this program)
SPECIAL FEATURES: Multi-Language Menus/Subtitles: English, Spanish • An Shen Pao slideshow • Interactive YMAA Catalog with 50 Additional Minutes of Preview Trailers for All YMAA Videos
YMAA PRODUCTION • LIANG, SHOU-YU • “XINGYIQUAN” • WRITTEN BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING AND LIANG SHOU-YU • PERFORMED BY LIANG, SHOU-YU, WITH KELLY MACLEAN, HUEN SIU HUNG, NARCYZ LATECKI, AND RAMEL RONES • EDITING AND DVD AUTHORING BY OCEAN SILVER • PRODUCED BY DAVID SILVER • DIRECTED BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING AND LIANG, SHOU-YU
Kung Fu - The Natural Way, Tom B. (Amazon reviewer) October, 2010
It's long been one of the ideals of Chinese martial arts that the animal kingdom is beauty incarnate in its balance and being true to its own nature. With each one of the animal forms demonstrated in this video, Dr. Yang shows us how mimicking the movements of animals can be a very effective form of exercise and self defense.
Each segment of the animal forms of Hsing I (xingyi) flows naturally like water down a hill from one animal to the next. From crane to tiger to dragon and all the other animals in between, this is a beautiful and strong adaptation of nature in human form.
If you've ever wanted to learn the animal forms, shy of having a sifu to instruct you, this is the best way you will find to learn the elegant and powerful forms of Hsing I.