Xingyiquan: The Mother Fists, Volume I
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Xingyiquan: The Mother Fists, Volume I This is the first volume of a comprehensive two set instructional video series that was primarily designed to follow Jiang Rong Qiao's book, "Xingyiquan Mu Quan" (Xingyi Mother Fists) which has been translated by Joseph Crandall. The translation is available in our store, and a special offering of the book with the video is available under the Specials category. Volume I really is the meat and potatoes of the series, and provides concise, specific information on Xingyi Chi Kung, basic footwork and precision of the hands, as well as forms instruction and self defense applications for two of the Five Fists: Splitting and Drilling. VOLUME I: Introduction This chapter presents basic information on Xingyiquan's development by Yueh Wumu (also known as Yueh Fei) to its resurrection by Ji Long Feng, as well as Gerald A. Sharp's direct connection to Jiang Rong Qiao's lineage, and Sharp's teachers: Zou Shuxian (Jiang's daughter) & Cheng Jie Feng, a senior grand student of Jiang Rong Qiao. Xing Yi Qi Gong This chapter presents the entire Xingyi Nei Gong as covered in Jiang's book and taught to him by Zhang Zao Dong. This form has been imitated in other videos covering Xingyiquan practice, but is authentically presented here in stark detail for the first time. See the nei kung and liangong practice based on Xingyi that further served as the basis of development for such practices as I-Chuan. Xingyi Basics Covered are the basic hands and footwork used in Xingyiquan practice in general as well as in the practice of the Mother Fists. A concise, yet comprehensive, examination is presented for the basic fist and palm, Number 8 Palm, Tiger's Eye, Make Ready Stance, Advancing, Retreating, Turning, and Chicken Stepping. Also covered thoroughly are Xingyi Wuji and the San Cai (Three Bodies Taiji form). Also known as the San Ti posture, careful attention is given to establishing the internal frequency, projecting, cultivating, gathering, and storing energy. Pi Quan (Splitting Fist) Sub-Chaptered as Follows (Forms & Applications): Forms: This chapter presents the concept of Splitting that is based on the element (or, phase) of Metal. Both of the traditional Splitting Fist forms are covered in detail. Each form is practiced slowly once, and then with fa-jing (explosive force). Also covered are how to cultivate, gather, and store energy from practice. Applications: In this chapter, Splitting is used in self-defense scenarios to defend against bare-hand and weapons aggression. Covered are Stability, Rooting, as well as Striking, Grappling (Suai Jiao), Takedowns, and Submissions using Splitting as a reference from the point of attack. Zuan Quan (Drilling Fist) Sub-Chaptered as Follows (Forms & Applications): Forms: This chapter presents the concept of Drilling which is based on the element (or, phase) of Water. Both the parrying and upper cut of the traditional Drilling Fist form are covered in detail. The form is practiced slowly once, and then with fa-jing (explosive force). Also covered are how to cultivate, gather, and store energy from practice. Applications: In this chapter, Drilling is used in self-defense scenarios to defend against bare-hand and weapons aggression. Covered are Wrapping to parry or deflect and different ways to use the upper cut, as well as Wrapping to gain advantage in the Standing Position phase of Grappling (Suai Jiao). Also shown areTakedowns and Submissions using Drilling as a reference from the point of attack.