The Important Points of Xing Yi Practice

The important points of Xing Yi practice are as follows. The first is setting down the waist; the second is dropping the shoulders; the third is hollowing the chest; the fourth is propping up; the fifth is lifting up; the sixth is making clear crossing and following; the seventh is distinguishing the components of rising, drilling, falling and overturning from one another.

Setting down the waist means lifting up the coccyx to raise the Qi of Yang; this belongs to the principle of the Du 1) channel. Dropping the shoulders means draw back strength with two shoulders. Hollowing the chest means to open the chest for circulating the Qi and allowing the Qi of Yin to go down; this belongs to the principle of Ren channel. Propping up means to prop up the head, the tongue, and the hands. Lifting up means to lift up the anus. Crossing means beginning; following means falling; rising means drilling; falling means turning over. Beginning is crossing and falling is following. Rising is the beginning of crossing and drilling is the end of crossing. Falling is the beginning of following and turning over is the end of following.

The head is drilling when it is propping up and it is turning over when it is contracting. The hand is drilling when it is beginning and it is turning over when it is falling. The foot is drilling when it is rising and turning over when it is falling. The crossing is concealed when beginning and crossing ; the following is concealed when falling and following. Rising is going and falling is biting; but really both rising and falling are biting. To bite in rising and falling is just like the turning of the waves. However, as the rising, drilling, falling, and over turning change to and fro, the elbow should always be close to the heart. All stated above are the important points of Xing Yi boxing. Understanding these important points means to find out the proper entrance of Xing Yi boxing.

1) The DU channel is one of the eight special channels. Its route is from the central point between the anus and the genitals through the central line of the back and across that of the head to the upper teeth.

Reference: Xing Yi Quan Xue The study of Form-Mind Boxing by Sun Lu Tang
ISBN: 0865681856

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Qian Zhao Hong

Grandmaster Qian ZhaoHongWACIMA
Master Qian Zhao Hong is one of the best Xing Yi fighters in China: member of Shanghai Wu Shu Association, Vice Chairman of Institute of Shanghai Pa-Kua, Vice Chairman of Institute of Shanghai Wu Dong Qigong, and Highest level Ninth Generation of Xin Yi Liu He Quan (10 Animal Xing Yi). He has defeated more than 50 masters, earning his nickname “Chainsaw.”

His specialty is wild ring fighting. He has a strong presence/electric field around him. He is a legendary fighter. Every inch he moves and every point on his body is a fist attacking you, every time. When he was young, if his defense touched your arm, your arm would break, his kick would break your leg. If his finger touched your body, you go to hospital. He is the most respected and undefeated master.

”Cultivating Emptiness to Enter the Dao”, Tai Chi Magazine oktober 2004.
Qian Zhao Hong, a high level internal martial artist from Shanghai and noted fighter and push hands practitioner, discusses internal principles and techniques. Qian is said to be one of the top fighters in all of China. He has trained in Xingyi, Wudang Taiji, Chan (Spiral) Taiji and a number of other martial arts, starting when he was a child in a Shanghai neighborhood called Wushu Village because so many martial arts masters lived and taught there. Most martial arts focus on becoming stronger and stronger. His emphasis is on becoming empty to get freedom of response.

Qoutes: ”The dantian power, he said, should be deep, hidden and very concentrated. ”It should be like a wild ball or ring that is floating until it moves and can then move spontaneously.” In movement, he is like a ball always in contact, as opposed to moving from point A to point B, where a gap is implied in attack and defense. … because Qian uses a balllike motion, the ball rotates in response to the opponent – his hand rotates, his dantian rotates, the whole body rotates together. ”His outside hand is in harmony with the dantian. Therefore he never lets you feel him point to point, which would create a gap and an opportunity to attack.” Because of the ball motion,… opponents are surprised and cannot fully deliver force to his body while he can easily redirect force. ”Because of the ball motion, he is like a chainsaw. The body at every point is like a chainsaw with teeth that can hurt the opponent. It is continous, spontaneous, rolling, with no beginning and no end.”

”A million harmonies” … this means that the whole mind, physical body and energy are completly harmonized so that they act as one, otherwise power is lost. While everything works together, yet everything is relaxed as water… …this comes from smooth training with focus on the dantian. ”There is deep invisible and smooth training so that all movements are smooth and the whole body is involved. This power does not come from punching the bag or lifting weights or hitting the sand bag. It comes from harmony and smoothness.”

”Big brightness.” This is like being crystal clear and giving off an aura. First you have to be empty and quiet as if you have no physical body. Then your qi starts moving. There is no physical trace or technique. The qi rises without physical effort. It is as if a tiger looks at you and you cannot move.

… fighting should not be against the opponent but should focus on sticking to the opponent and connecting to him. ”Let your force be empty. Follow your opponents force to use your opponents force. Don’t use force against force. You should always redirect the opponent’s force.”

Videolinks:
Qian Zhao-hong Xin Yi Liu He Quan 1 youtube.com
Qian Zhao-hong XinYi Liu He Quan 2 youtube.com

Links:
Every point on his body is a fist kung-fu.se (swedish language)
Xin Yi Liu He Quan – Vissa kommer aldrig att förstå kung-fu.se (swedish language)
Qian Zhao Hongs kraftprinciper kung-fu.se (swedish language)
Tillbaks till rötterna kung-fu.se 2005-11-01 (swedish language)
Xin Yi Liu He Quan och en vacker dojo wing-tsun.se (swedish language)

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