Form & Intention Fist
The Art of Moving the Body with Intention
Xingyiquan (Hsing I Chuan) is an ancient style of Chinese Kung Fu, a Taoist internal martial art which teaches self defense and meditation while promoting health, strength, longevity, well being, flexibility, clarity of thought, and unity of body & mind.
Xingyiquan employs a strategy of simultaneous attack & defense, using leverage, angles, and direct fighting tactics with coordinated whole-body movement to generate intense bursts of power from the core.
Forms include barehanded and weapons sequences based on the movements and fighting characteristics of twelve animals and five elements. Training also includes Qin Na, or joint locking and manipulation, vital point striking, as well as qigong, internal exercises, and meditation.
The Twelve Animal Styles of Xingyiquan
| – Dragon|
| – Snake|
– Tai Bird