Left: Xingyi’s "Monkey Takes the Leash in its Mouth"
Right: Chinese Calligraphy (Chi Flow)
The internal arts rely on flexibility and precision to neutralize and redirect an opponent’s aggression. While the movements of the form are patterned after the Chinese character for Monkey, it is the flow, central in forming the characters, that is a constant variable in both the act of drawing and the principles of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua. The internal styles engage the opponent’s aggression with lightness and sensitivity, maintain contact, and exploit weaknesses in the opponent’s situation.
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