Xingyiquan has been translated into a variety of names in English such as Form and Will Boxing or Meaningful-Shaped Fist. This internal martial art (like the sibling arts of Taiji and Bagua) is based more in resiliency and flexibility than in speed and strength. The Hebei style of Xingyiquan is based on the Five Elemental Phases which are different than the Greek Elements, and instead base their cues from celestial bodies observed in the sky by ancient agricultural societies to produce food and foretell seasonal and atmospheric changes. The Movements are based on the orbital motions of these bodies and thereupon open the door for a vast array of applications for the associative actions of splitting, drilling, bursting, pounding, and crossing. Because Xingyiquan relies more on flexibility, rather than force, it is not learned overnight. While there are enormous benefits and insights in the near term, harnassing Xingyi’s seemingly linear practice and eclectic applications is often a longer road, than its simple-looking movements would initially suggest.
Bagua Power Duo! Our Bagua Power Training Duo Video Series combines 2 Complete Video Series in One: Bagua’s Power Training (Standing Meditation, Bagua Gong, Internal and External Strength and Flexibility Training, and the rare Bagua Push Hands) with Bagua’s 72 Leg Techniques (Bagua’s "Leg" form with Kicks, Sweeps, and Crushes, Advanced Stepping Methods, Standing and Ground Applications)
The book Chi Kung, of the Wu Style written by Gerald A. Sharp and Patricia Kessler is also one of our most successful book and video combos. Wu’s Chi Kung is organized in two series as follows: The Eight Methods and the Five Elements, both of which are inter-related, yet address various aspects of chi flow and connective tissue enhancement. With over 300 illustrations, it is published in a horizontal format with a wire binding, in order to make it easy to stand up; much like an easel for easy reference during practice. Check out this highly informative and practical Chi Kung book and video special.