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Hsing-I: Chinese Mind-Body Boxing
Harmoniously merging the mind and the body, Hsing-I Ch'uan is simultaneously one of the most simple and most complex of the Chinese martial arts. The five forms, based on the Chinese concept of the five elements, provide a toolbox of techniques that the skillful Hsing-I practitioner uses to box with himself, channeling ch'i into spirit and spirit into mindful stillness. Fr ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Blue Snake Books
(first published April 1990)
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Although the form of Xingyiquan practiced in this book is more like a cousin to the style I practice, there is still a lot of useful information in it, chief among that being a wonderful chapter of explanations from some of the most famous masters of the last two hundred years, including Guo Yun Shen and Sun Lu Tang. I wouldn't recommend it as a manual because, quite frankly, learning XYQ that way is impossible, but rather as a useful guide to those who have a proper teacher and are looking to u ...more