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车派形意拳Che style xingyiquan
Xingyi Wu Xing Gun (Five Elements Staff). Master Di Guo-Yong.(240p_H.264-AAC)

Xingyi Wu Xing Gun (Five Elements Staff). Master Di Guo-Yong.(240p_H.264-AAC)

I know they are already on youtube, but Di Guoyong is one of my favorite Xingyi Players and I like to learn more about Xingyi. Acording to Legend the Xingyi Quan and Shaolin Xinyi Quan was created by Song Dynasty General and folk Hero Yue Fei. Its said he was instructed by his second teacher Zhou Tong in spearplay an archery. And by mastering the spearplay on a very high level he layed the foundation for later creationg the Xingyi Quan. According to written information which survived to this day there is no source which states that it was like that. It is only said that he learned Archery from Zhou Tong and not Spearplay. He should only have learned spearplay from his first teacher Chen Guang. But Chinese History is very special. That something isnt recorded does not mean that it not might happen. So we cant know for sure. Official history most likely credits the creation of Xingyi and Xinyi and also some other sets you also find in China or in the Shaolin Curriculuum to Ji Longfeng from Ming Dynasty. Ji Longfeng( Or Ji Jike or also Ji Gong) was a highy respected Martial Artist who had nicknames as the Divine Spear or at the later part of his life even God of the Lance. Its said he travelled across China where he came to Shaolin temple. There the monks were impressed by his fighting skills and he was allowed to stay there. Which he did for ten years. In this years he should have created the Xinyi( Heart and Intention Boxing ) which had later been modifed to be Xingyi Quan by Li Nunneng.
  • History & Philosophy
    Liu He Men (Six Harmony Gate) is a branch of Yue style Shaolin Gong Fu. It combines soft and hard, internal and external techniques. Liu He is based in the theory of six combinations: Internally: cultivate essence, energy and spirit. Externally: cultivate hands, eyes and body. The purpose of this training is to develop an ideal state of health, protect the body's energy and master self defence and retaliation. This leads to a superior level of martial arts skill, total freedom of defence, a healthy body and a long life. 'Eyes go with the mind, Mind goes with the Qi, Qi goes with the Body, Hands go with the Feet, Elbows go with the Knees, Shoulders go with the Hips'. Liu He movement is firm, forceful, steady and accurate. The heads moves like an inquisitive ghost, the chest sinks in defence and extendsin attack. The body floats, sinks. and soars, jumps like a cat, dodges like a dog, rolls like a rabbit and turns like an eagle. 'When one part moves, every part moves. When one part is still, every part is still. Move when the enemy moves, move like an avalanche.' Liu He Men was the style practiced by Grandmaster Wan Lai Sheng before he took up Zi Ran Men. However Wan Lai Sheng also continuously developed his skill and style of Liu He Men as he deepened his knowledge of martial arts. Wan Lai Sheng then constructed a curriculum of Liu He Men forms which he felt was most for developing skills as a martial artist, so in this way, Wan Lai Sheng's Liu He Men cirriculum could beseen as the forming foundation for the study of martial arts. It was Wan Lai Sheng who once stated that "All Gong Fu requires understanding of the the six harmonies (Liu He). Without understanding it, your Gong Fu will not be solid."
  • Training Method
    Liu He Men practice generally consists of basic muscle and flexibility training, and follows with the study of select Shaolin Liu He Men form sets, and continues until the students can successfully apply the techniques in actual combat.
  • Forms & Weapons Sets
    There are many form sets in the Liu He Men system. Some of the more common ones include: Standard Liu He Men Empty Hand Form Sets Basic Fist Form Liu He Form Green Dragon Form Black Tiger Form Mother and Son Form Two Man Fighting Form Short Arhat Luo Han Form Standard Liu He Men Weapon Form Sets Basic Cudgel Golden Phoenix Single Wing Saber Nine States Cudgel Eight Immortals Straight Sword 24 Golden Spear Hacking Forest Double Straight Sword Two Person Straight Sword
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