heir of the Shang’s Style Xing Yi Quan lineage, was born in LeLing County of Shandong Province in 1958. received instructions from Guo Yunshen and Cheng Tinghua. Xing Yi Quan – First Section – Part 6. There is a bird called the "bear eagle", which covers the characteristics of both forms. He was also introduced by Li Jinglin (famous for his Wudang sword skill, general and director of several martial arts institutes) together with M Fu Jianqiu to meet the head of Wudang mountain, Xu Benshan, and became the official disciple of the 17th generation of Wudang Long Men. The movements are simple, concise & effective. Upon returning to Shanghai, he studied for a short while with M Pei Xirong before focusing on his own cultivation. Other renowned Xingyiquan practitioenrs such as Li Wenbin whom only studied for four years with GM Shang Yunxiang, sought Shang Zhirong to learn the spear, saber, double sabers and other materials from her father's legacy. L–1) revealed significant differential expression of 797 genes. M Pei also studied baguazhang with Huang Bonian and Jiang Rongqiao. He even met several of Wang Xiang Zhais’, Zhang Zhao Dongs’ and Shang Yun Xiangs’ … Her inheritor however, become her son-in-law, M Liu Junfeng. Master Liu had an interest in martial art at a very young age. Bu Xuekuan ( 布学宽 1876-1971) was born in Qi county, Shanxi Province and later moved to Taihu county. Bashi Quan combines four elements and four animals into a short compact set. Although he had brothers, they did not take an interest in the martial arts. In 1856, he became a. student of Li Luoneng and became exceptionally skillful. Crossing across the line of attack while turning over. Although well known for his skills, even receiving a ceremonial title by the Qing government, Che Yizhai was very selective in passing on his skills accepting less than 20 disciples in his life. 2. Liu Qilan was known for his shenfa (body method), was praised as ‘Long Xing Sou Gu’ (dragon shape searching for bones). M Li Jinglin recommended Pei to study at the Nanjing Academy which he did. Shang Zhi-Rong practiced with diligence and after a decade of hard work had mastered all the skills of the Shang Style Xingyi Quan and weaponry. Xing Yi Quan (形意拳; pinyin: Xing Yì Quán) translates to Form-Intention Boxing. 2 drill fist Xingyi quan is one of the major "internal" Chinese martial arts, characterized by aggressive, seemingly linear movements and explosive power. Due to his precise techniques and postures, He became one Che's key disciples and led many contributions to Xingyiquan throughout his long and influential lifetime. Like generations before,Taiping Xingyiquan integrates different Xingyiquan lineages (Shanxi/Hebei), however is predominantly based on the Chu Guiting and Shang Yunxiang teachings of Li Cunyi's Hebei Xingyiquan. Chu was known to accept many students even from other styles and has been a big influence on the spread of the internal styles in Shanghai. Step 3 is to determine the most important characteristics / principles of … M Li Jinglin recommended Pei to study at the Nanjing Academy which he did. Further to alignment or structure the practice also enhances the preparation for Intention and the improvement of breathing and associated energic balance. https://martialarts.fandom.com/wiki/Xingyiquan?oldid=3755. Master Liu is the Chairman, Chief Secretary, and Executive Director of the China Shang Style Xing Yi Quan Association, Vice President of the China Shenzhou Li Laoneng Xing Yi Quan Association, Vice President of the Shandong Xing Yi Quan Association, Honorary Chairman of the Dezhou Wrestling and Judo Association, Principal of the Leling Xing Yi Quan Martial School, Consultant and Coach of China Xing Yi Quan Association in Germany. In 1927 Wudang Sword expert GM Li Jinglin invited M Fu to visit Wudang Mountain. M Fu later returned to his hometown in 1922 where he opened a national martial arts academy. Liu Qilan was not only skilled with combative techniques but also, with his scholar background, well known with his Xingyiquan theories and concepts; martial artists who have visited Liu were convinced with Liu's martial abilities and theories. was born in Raoyang in Hebei Province in 1913. Whilst in his later years many Xingyiquan experts sought his advice and further teachings given his vast knowledge and experiences. It is often said the Five phases develop power, the twelve shapes develop skills whilst the eight characters develop fighting abilities. In Xing Yi, "the Bear and Eagle combine", meaning that the Bear and Eagle techniques are often used in conjunction with each other. Liu Qilan is known as the principal contributor of Xingyiquan as Liu lineage is the most influential and most widely spread among all other Xingyiquan lineages. Unfortunately, his two sons and second daughter had died of illnesses,Shang Zhirong was teacher for the Beijing Police force for 8 years, the 1st Chairman of the China Shang Style Xing Yi Quan Association, Consultant of the Xing Yi Quan Association in Shandong and Beijing. In 1919 he had a number of fights against Japanese, Russian and Chinese opponents in the Dongbei region receiving recognition from General Zhang Zhuolin of the Fengtian Clique. Shang worked as a Security Logistics Bureau chief and also martial arts teacher throughout his life. His father was a Chinese TCM Physician, was a member of the Yihetuan and practiced martial arts as well. Li used to held a saber against the army of the Eight-Nation Alliance during Boxer Rebellion, and the nickname of “Single Saber” Li has became famous. After that, he focused on studying, martial arts with Fu Jianqiu (disciple of renowned Xingyi Quan M Li Cunyi). 3. Manure of Five-Element Chain Boxing. Master Liu is not only highly skilled in the practical application, but he is also profound in the academic and theoretical aspect of Xing Yi Quan. and  Bu was later apprenticed to a to a win jar seller and later in a grain store. Includes both Constrictor and Viper movements. While Xing Yi Quan is not common in western countries it is very popular in China. Sometimes Xing Yi is even described as moving San Ti. In Xingyiquan there are basics for each weapon following the five fists (五行棍,刀,剑,枪,大刀等), then Wuxing Lianhuan (five phases linked sets, 五行连环棍,刀,剑,枪,大刀等) sets for each of the four main weapons as a foundation, followed by Liuhe (six harmonies, 六合棍,刀,剑,枪) sets at intermediate levels. Master Shang Zhi-Rong appreciated Master Liu’s honest character and hard working attitude. In this case the most prefered weapons are: Martial Arts Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Traditional history often credits the origins of Xing Yi Quan to General Yue Fei, who lived during the Song Dynasty (1103-1141). The 12 animals are the heart of Xingyiquan, where the five phases are said to be the intention foundation (Yi), the 12 animals represent the structure or shape (Xing). It’s the flexible nature of the spine that is the characteristic we seek to emulate in Xing Yi Quan. Pei also worked in Zhengzhou as an editor and during the time learnt Xinyi Liuhe from M Bao Xianting (after returning to Shanghai he studied with Lu Songgao. Liu Qilan was born in a scholarly family at Shen County, Hebei Province. Li Cunyi later tough his arts at Shanghai Jingwu Tiyuhui (Chin Woo Athletic Association) under the invitation of the association. Practice is with the various stepping variations including advancing or retreating and also shake body, turning body and guiding hand. There are variants to these core as well (e.g. Pei also worked in Zhengzhou as an editor and during the time learnt Xinyi Liuhe from M Bao Xianting (after returning to Shanghai he studied with Lu Songgao. M Shang Zhirong arranged for her daughter to marry Master Liu and Master Liu as the heir to the lineage of Shang Style Xing Yi Quan. In addition to the five punches, other movements practiced are cuts, straight blows, swings, thrusts & so on. Hopefully, that will change. His son Li Taihe (李太和), disciples Guo Yunshen (郭云深, 1820 – 1901), Li Qilan (刘奇兰, 1819 – 1889), Liu Xiaolan (刘晓兰, 1819-1909), He Yunheng (贺运恒) are the students of this period. Although Xingyiquan to the novice is conceptually just linear, there is a great importance in how the lines are best applied. 1900) and also studied Baguazhang under Cheng’s teacher, Dong Haichuan (董海川, 1797 – 1882). Sun Lu Tang was the first known master of the three major internal Chinese schools: Xingyiquan, Taijiquan, and Baguazhang. Features lunging with open-handed clawing attacks mimicking the pounce of a tiger. Bu Xuekuan was one of the most revered Xingyiquan masters of his generation, he lived to a ripe age of 96. Fu Jianqiu (傅剑秋, 1880 – 1956), also known as Fu Xianong, was born in Cao Village, Ninhe, Tianjin (Zhili). These are typically practiced on their own and then together with the Yingzhuo (鹰捉) before they are developed further through the five phases fists. Xing Yi Academy prides itself on teaching a fusion of traditional orthodox and family styles of Xing Yi Quan all of which are connected and passed down to us from the famous Master Guo Yun Shen. In some lineages it is practiced separately from tiger because they are said to clash (this is a minority opinion). The two man sets of Xingyiquan are mostly attributable to Che Yizhai's efforts along with his disciples Li Fuzhen (1855-1930) and Bu Xuekuan (1876-1971). Between 1894 -1900, Li held many positions such as instructor for the Qing army, Liu Kunyi (刘坤一, 1830-1902) in 1890, squad leader for security groups in Zhejiang and Jiangxi, as well as  opening his own Wantong Biaoju (Logistics Security Escort Service). 4. M. Pei also studied baguazhang with Huang Bonian and Jiang Rongqiao. The Xingyiquan of this period is usually referred as Hebei Xingyiquan. This new book on Xing Yi takes an in-depth look at the fighting strategy of Snake. Shang Zhirong was able to pass on the Shang Style Xingyiquan to many students including: Zheng Yijun, Wang Chaoying, Li Wenjun, Huang Shihai, Fan Yongde, Li Shhua, Sun Changjiang, Li Xingqiang, Li Xingwei, Lu Taimin, Sun Dongchang, Xu Keyao, Meng Zhihong, Zhang Desheng, Song Hongguang, Song Lei, Li Wendong, Wang Xiuguang, Xu Zhanglian, and others. The five phases fists include Chopping (Pi 劈), Zhuan (Drilling 钻), Crushing (Beng 崩),  Pao (Explode 炮) and Heng (横) which are all conducted with the fist and are correlated to the five phases theory of traditional chinese Daoist cosmology. There is no single organizational body governing the teaching of the art, and several variant styles exist. However, there is no actual documented history to support this claim. M Shang Zhirong arranged for her daughter to marry Master Liu and Master Liu as the heir to the lineage of Shang Style Xing Yi Quan. Li Luoneng resided to Taigu County of Shanxi Province for business purposes at the age of 37 in 1845 and he began to learned Dai family version of Xinyiquan during the same year. He specialized in Xing Yi Quan, but is also well versed in Bagua, Baji (Qingyun near Laoling is known as the birth place of Wu Zhong, founder of bajiquan), wrestling, Sanda and so on. 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