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The Spiral Takedown
Left: Xingyi's 12 Animals: Eagle/Bear Shape
Right: Baguazhang: Fire Palm
Spiraling takedowns can be an effective way to create space when you’re tied up with an opponent. They can also be applied with less effort if you don’t rely on grabbing clothing (or a gi) and utilize the opponent’s joints as hinges and doors instead. These two applications present a clear contrast of the styles. Baguazhang is more circular, and, in the case of the Fire Palm, uses a horizontal spiral with an arc-like turn to lead the opponent off balance. Xingyiquan’s Eagle/Bear combines a vertical spiral with a linear arm drag to capture and turn over the opponent’s central equilibrium. Like T’ai Chi, both styles engage the opponent’s aggression with lightness and sensitivity, maintain contact, and exploit weaknesses in the opponent’s situation.
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Our Chi Kung Duo
We have combined two of our best stand alone Chi Kung instructional videos to create the Chi Kung Duo (Ancient vs. Modern). The Swimming Dragon Chi Kung, is thought to have originated with the Yellow Emperor, and, with one look at its shapes and simplicity of movements (based on the Five Elemental Phases) it's easy to conclude that this may very likely be something special that has survived the ages-not to mention the fact that some people swear by the wonders it does for their spine and posture. The Soaring Crane Chi Kung was created by Zhao Jin Xiang in the 1970s, and is one of the most popular forms of Chi Kung the world over. With its specific focus on therapeutic points, patience, and stillness in movement, it rivals the chi cultivation sets of the ancients. The unique "sixth section" (or, Advanced Meditation) is a marvel amongst any and all Chi Kung practices. While we don't advocate practicing two types of Chi Kung at the same time, these two popular and useful forms of Chi Kung practice, that we have combined in the "Chi Kung Duo" are certainly worth utilizing to compare, contrast, and ultimately cultivate.