Famed for promoting health and longevity, as well as for its effectiveness as a fighting art, Xingyi is practiced by enthusiasts in China and in the West. Designed as a primer or introductory reader and filled with photos, illustrations, and descriptive text, this authentic manual introduces the Five Elements of Xingyi—Splitting Fist, Drilling Fist, Smashing Fist, Pounding Fist, and Crossing Fist—outlining the basic theory and history of the art. Coming directly from an eighth-generation practitioner of a famous lineage, The Xingyi Boxing Manual is a distillation of the knowledge and experience of many of the major figures in the history of Xingyi boxing. Translator John Groschwitz includes previously unavailable materials from the complete original book making this revised and expanded edition an essential guide for today's practitioner of this traditional martial art. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The boxing art of Xingyi is famed in China and the West for the health and longevity of its practitioners. This authentic manual introduces the Five Elements of Xingyi (Splitting Fist, Drilling Fist, Smashing Fist, Pounding Fist, and Crossing Fist) through photos, illustrations, and descriptive text, including the "songs" of the postures that succinctly capture and amplify the internal principles. The newly revised and expanded edition includes nearly one hundred and thirty black and white photos and line drawings, extensive sections on the history and theory of xingyi boxing, and the first full English translation of Yue Fei's "Nine Essential Teachings." The book is designed as a primer or introductory reader for those practicing or interested in learning about the art. Containing approximately 70% new material, this revised edition will enhance the book's appeal to practitioners of xingyiquan and other internal martial arts systems.
Secret training manuals, magic swords, and flying kung fu masters—these are staples of Chinese martial arts movies and novels, but only secret manuals have a basis in reality. Chinese martial arts masters of the past did indeed write such works, along with manuals for the general public. This collection introduces Western readers to the rich and diverse tradition of these influential texts, rarely available to the English-speaking reader. Authors Brian Kennedy and Elizabeth Guo, who coauthor a regular column for Classical Fighting Arts magazine, showcase illustrated manuals from the Ming Dynasty, the Qing Dynasty, and the Republican period. Aimed at fans, students, and practitioners, the book explains the principles, techniques, and forms of each system while also placing them in the wider cultural context of Chinese martial arts. Individual chapters cover the history of the manuals, Taiwanese martial arts, the lives and livelihoods of the masters, the Imperial military exams, the significance of the Shaolin Temple, and more. Featuring a wealth of rare photographs of great masters as well as original drawings depicting the intended forms of each discipline, this book offers a multifaceted portrait of Chinese martial arts and their place in Chinese culture.