Xingyiquan: Theory, Applications, Fighting Tactics and Spirit

Xingyiquan: Theory, Applications, Fighting Tactics and Spirit

Paperback Language: English / Chinese

By (author) Jwing-Ming Yang, By (author) Liang Shou-Yu

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  • Publisher: YMAA Publication Center
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Language: English / Chinese
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 234mm x 20mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Rochdale
  • ISBN 10: 0940871416
  • ISBN 13: 9780940871410
  • Illustrations note: b&w
  • Sales rank: 346,473

Product description

Xingyiquan is one of the most popular Chinese internal martial arts. This book offers insights that students can use to deepen their understanding and practice of Xingyiquan. The authors demonstrate a variety of Xingyi forms and their martial applications. The practice of Xingyiquan, like Taijiquan, improves Qi circulation around the body and maintains health. In addition, the training builds up an abundant level of internal Qi so that both the phsyical and mental bodies can be strengthened.

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Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong, and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.Liang, Shou-Yu was born on June 28,1943 in the city of Chongqian, Sichuan Province, China. When he was six he began his training in Qigong, the art of breathing and internal energy control, under the tutelage of his renowned grandfather, the late Liang, Zhi-Xiang. Mr. Liang was taught the esoteric skills of the Emei Mountain sect, including Da Peng Qigong. When he was eight, his grandfather made special arrangements for him to begin training Emei Wushu (martial arts).