On the Value of Yi Quan 

By Han Jing Chen As soon as it emerged Yi Quan rose to fame for its instant and huge explosion of energy in combat. This power is traditionally named as the “Whole Power” or the “Hunyuan Power” – the power of integrating all the elements. The theories and effectiveness of Yi Quan soon interested the Read More

Han Xingqiao

Master Han xing Qiao was born in Shanghai, China in 1909. Master Han Qiaos’ father,(Han you Sun), was a member of the imperial guards in the forbidden city. He was the personal bodyguard of Teng Hou Zhang. His Kung Fu background was diverse, but he was noted as a Ba Ji Quan stylist. The elder Read More

Inside Zhan Zhuang

The first Insides on Zhan Zhuang from Mark S. Cohen can be found here: www.youtube.com/user/MSCCreative Reference: Inside Zhan Zhuang: First Edition by Mark Cohen (This book was published in 2013)

Sole contraction Relaxation activity in Yiquan

In Zhan zhuang nothing but your sole movement, Upward, downward, leftward, rightward, forward and backward movement. Rapidly, slowly and perduring movement. Running, jumping, trampling, rubbing, contraction relaxation movement. Expanding, pronating, sliding, filing and peeling off bone movement, Hand and foot are combining in stretching tendons movement, Pulling powerfully as body unified movement, Amazing springs, hooking Read More

Linking Activity in Yiquan

Local parts of body request: Sole stepping onto the ground, heel slightly lifted, sole like a spring, avoid ankle from shaking otherwise body will quiver. Both knees expanding, buttock tight and leg twisted, anus and belly (retracted as in) inspiration, hip twisting and crotch wrapping. Back and waist keep vertical, chest slightly withdrawn, shoulder expanding Read More

The concept of Space and Time in Yichuan

Master Master Cheuk Fung talks about Hun Yuan strength, space & time in Yichuan “Hunyuan strength refers to oneness, whole body strength or six surfaces strength. It is different from regular strength. The easiest way would be to show you, but, since you’re writing this down the best we can do is compare it with Read More

Martial aspects of yiquan and its fighting application

Internal “Intention” for Health and Self-Defense By Fukui Yang as told to Bob Feldman A Short History of Yiquan and My Family’s Relationship to this Martial Art Yiquan is a relatively new Chinese martial art created by the great master Wang Xiangzhai. Master Wang was the last and favorite student of the Xingyiquan master Guo Read More

Interview with Zhao Daoxin

Recorded by Huang Jitao Translated from chinese by Andrzej Kalisz Zhao Enqing originally was disciple of Zhang Zhankui (Zhang Zhaodong). Later he learned from the founder of yiquan – Wang Xiangzhai and became one of his best students, receiving from Wang a honorary name Daoxin. The original interview was made by Huang Jitao in 4 sessions over Read More

Wang Xuanjie’s Teachings

Wang Xuanjie’s Dachengquan Duanshou by Wang Xuanjie Wang Xuanjie teaches in his siheyuan Dachengquan (Wang Xuejie) Wang Xuanjie was a student of Yiquan Granmaster Wang Xiangzhai. Books: Dachengquan by Wang Xuanjie Hai Feng Publishing Co. May 1988 ISBN: 9622381111 Links: Wang Xuanjie’s videos youtube.com