Xingyiquan’s Five Elemental Fists

Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit demonstrating Thrust Palm (also known as Splitting Fist) from the Five Elemental Fist set in Xingyiquan. Image taken from www.shaolin.org

Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit demonstrating Thrust Palm (also known as Splitting Fist) from the Five Elemental Fist set in Xingyiquan. Image taken from http://www.shaolin.org

I had a brief discussion with some pals about Xingyiquan after showing them the videos posted below. Here’s what I had to say about this art. One of these days, I’ll have to get my brother (who actually practices Xingyiquan) to make a guest post here…

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Kung Fu: Xingyi Quan, the Kung Fu of Generals

Xingyi Quan is considered one of the three Chinese internal martial arts according to the classification wrought by Sun Lu Tang. Whereas Baguazhang and Taijiquan are often characterized by circular motions and open palms, Xingyi Quan is seen as a far more linear, closed-fisted, and aggressive art.

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