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Xingyiquan, The Mother Fists, Volumes I & II
 
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Xingyiquan, The Mother Fists Volumes I & II

This comprehensive two set instructional video series was primarily designed to follow Jiang Rong Qiao's book, "Xingyiquan Mu Quan" (Xingyi Mother Fists) which has been translated by Joseph Crandall. The translation is available in our store, and a special offering of the book with the video is available on the Specials page at an additional savings.***

This series sets a new standard in martial arts videos in art, content, and technology. It offers both information covered in Jiang Rong Qiao's classic and then some including thorough insight into solid basics and internal applications, advanced variations and training methods, and striking and grappling concepts based on the Five Elements (or, phases) of early Chinese philosophy.

Most striking is the artistic layout coupled with the most recent advancements in chaptering and sub-chaptering which makes for easy access to the abundance of in-depth information presented on both volumes as follows:

VOLUME I:

Introduction

This chapter presents basic information on Xingyiquan's development by Yueh Wumu (also known as Yueh Fei) to its resurrection by Ji Long Feng, as well as Gerald A. Sharp's direct connection to Jiang Rong Qiao's lineage, and Sharp's teachers: Zou Shuxian (Jiang's daughter) & Cheng Jie Feng, a senior grand student of Jiang Rong Qiao.

Xing Yi Qi Gong

This chapter presents the entire Xingyi Nei Gong as covered in Jiang's book and taught to him by Zhang Zao Dong. This form has been imitated in other videos covering Xingyiquan practice, but is authentically presented here in stark detail for the first time. See the nei kung and liangong practice based on Xingyi that further served as the basis of development for such practices as I-Chuan.

Xingyi Basics

Covered are the basic hands and footwork used in Xingyiquan practice in general as well as in the practice of the Mother Fists. A concise, yet comprehensive, examination is presented for the basic fist and palm, Number 8 Palm, Tiger's Eye, Make Ready Stance, Advancing, Retreating, Turning, and Chicken Stepping. Also covered thoroughly are Xingyi Wuji and the San Cai (Three Bodies Taiji form). Also known as the San Ti posture, careful attention is given to establishing the internal frequency, projecting, cultivating, gathering, and storing energy.

Pi Quan (Splitting Fist)

Sub-Chaptered as Follows (Forms & Applications):

Forms:

This chapter presents the concept of Splitting that is based on the element (or, phase) of Metal. Both of the traditional Splitting Fist forms are covered in detail. Each form is practiced slowly once, and then with fa-jing (explosive force). Also covered are how to cultivate, gather, and store energy from practice.

Applications:

In this chapter, Splitting is used in self-defense scenarios to defend against bare-hand and weapons aggression. Covered are Stability, Rooting, as well as Striking, Grappling (Suai Jiao), Takedowns, and Submissions using Splitting as a reference from the point of attack.

Zuan Quan (Drilling Fist)

Sub-Chaptered as Follows (Forms & Applications):

Forms:

This chapter presents the concept of Drilling which is based on the element (or, phase) of Water. Both the parrying and upper cut of the traditional Drilling Fist form are covered in detail. The form is practiced slowly once, and then with fa-jing (explosive force). Also covered are how to cultivate, gather, and store energy from practice.

Applications:

In this chapter, Drilling is used in self-defense scenarios to defend against bare-hand and weapons aggression. Covered are Wrapping to parry or deflect and different ways to use the upper cut, as well as Wrapping to gain advantage in the Standing Position phase of Grappling (Suai Jiao). Also shown areTakedowns and Submissions using Drilling as a reference from the point of attack.

VOLUME II:

Beng Quan (Bursting Fist)

Sub-Chaptered as Follows (Forms & Applications):

Forms:

This chapter presents the concept of Bursting which is based on the element (or, phase) of Wood. All four variations of the traditional Bursting Fist form are presented and covered in detail. Each form is practiced slowly once, and then with fa-jing (explosive force). Also covered are how to cultivate, gather, and store energy from practice.

Applications:

In this chapter, Bursting is used in self-defense scenarios to defend against bare-hand and weapons aggression. Covered are Entering to strike the body and shin kicks and take downs for the "Cat Goes Up and Down the Tree," an integral aspect of the Bursting forms practice. Also covered are Striking, Grappling (Suai Jiao), Takedowns, and Submissions using Bursting as a reference from the point of attack.

Pao Quan (Pounding Fist)

Sub-Chaptered as Follows (Forms & Applications):

Forms:

This chapter presents the concept of Pounding which is based on the element (or, phase) of Fire. Both the angular manipulation of the center line and the canon punch of the traditional Pounding Fist form are covered in detail. The form is practiced slowly once, and then with fa-jing (explosive force). Also covered are how to cultivate, gather, and store energy from practice.

Also presented are the advanced training methods of "Fists of Fire" and "Corners of Fire" for developing fluidity in both striking and moving.

Applications:

In this chapter, Pounding is used in self-defense scenarios to defend against bare-hand and weapons aggression. Covered are techniques for manipulating the center line to optimize Striking, Grappling (Suai Jiao), Takedowns, and Submissions using Pounding as a reference from the point of attack.

Heng Quan (Crossing Fist)

Sub-Chaptered as Follows (Forms & Applications):

Forms:

This chapter presents the concept of Crossing which is based on the element (or, phase) of Earth. Both the circular manipulation of the center line and the close-in hook of the traditional Crossing Fist form are covered in detail. The form is practiced slowly once, and then with fa-jing (explosive force). Also covered are how to cultivate, gather, and store energy from practice.

Also presented are the advanced training methods of "The Crossing Fist Method" and "Rotate Like the Earth" for developing f luidity in striking and turning.

Applications:

In this chapter, Crossing is used in self-defense scenarios to defend against bare-hand and weapons aggression. Covered are techniques for manipulating the center line to optimize Striking, Grappling (Suai Jiao), Takedowns, and Submissions using Crossing as a reference from the point of attack.

Linking Sets:

Sub-Chaptered as Follows (Internalization, Mutual Creation, Mutual Destruction, Single Linking, and End Credits):

Internalization of the Five Fists:

This form presents each of the Five Fists and their variations practiced continuously, form by form. Each fist is practiced slowly, and then upon returning to the San Cai form the breath and pulse are relaxed. Having done that, each fist is followed by a vigorus repetition (with fa-jing) to develop strength and stamina. This is an advanced internal challenge and workout.

Mutual Creation of the Five Fists:

This form presents each of the Five Fists and their variations practiced continuously, one to the next. A scrolling introduction to the form presents the legend to evoke morality in the warrior who practices this form. Encouraging enlightenment of the mutual creative cycle of Five Elements in the natural world around us.

Mutual Destruction of the Five Fists:

Thought originally to interpret the destructive cycle of the Five Fists, this form actually presents another "visceral mantra" meant to encourage the warrior who practices it in the importance and harmony of both the creative and destructive cycles and their interdependence in the natural world.

Most significant is the ending form, "Two Fists Diverge in the Woods," which calls upon the practitioner to consider both the straight and curved, and embrace both for clarity and harmony.

Single Linking of the Five Fists:

This form is the traditional linking of the Five Fists and both their creative and destructive cycles. By doing so, the practitioner is introduced to the changing shapes and variations that develop when concepts are infused and combined. Most notably is the twisting Splitting Fist that is likened to the Chinese Water Lizard.

Linking Forms Applications:

In this chapter, applications and concepts of the Mutual Creation of the Five Fists and the Single Linking of the Five Fists are used in self-defense scenarios. Covered are techniques for manipulating the center line to optimize Striking, Grappling (Suai Jiao), Takedowns, and Submissions connecting concepts of the fists together continuously from the point of attack.

End Credits:

In addition to thanking the people who made this video a reality, four year old, and Famous Grandmaster, Jeremy Yun Sharp, demonstrates what may be the original form of Xingyiquan as created by Yueh Wumu (also known as Yueh Fei), and then puts the ultimate "wammy" on his top student, Gerald A. Sharp, in a series of applications that's sure to bring a grin to the most serious of martial artists past, present, or future.

***NOTE: Check out the Specials page to pick up this video combined with a translation of the "Xingyi Mu Quan (the Mother Fists)," by Joseph Crandall. See "Your Mother" Fists Xingyiquan Book & Video Package.

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