Nei Jia Kung Fu very often relies on adherence and precision to neutralize and redirect an opponent’s aggression. Xingyi’s linear movements contain a host of angles and circles. While the “Fire Fist” is very often associated with "the firing of a cannonball," some versions also associate the action of Fire with ignition and progression. It’s classic action is a parry with the lead hand and a cross punch with the rear hand , which can be combined with a side step when bouncing or slipping. The character for Fire (or Hua), which is often associated with heat, passion, and summer. While its main action is the “cross punch,” it could be applied as an angular attack or defense in which the neck is compromised by using the opponent’s chin to create a fulcrum. The concept of going with the flow that is central in forming the characters, and is a constant variable in the practice of Taiji and Bagua, as well as Xingyi, is a process that martial artists, external and internal practitioners alike, utilize in order to reduce any unnecessary resistance with opponents.
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.