What Xingyi Can Teach You About Martial Power

Xingyi Quan “form and intention boxing” is the most esoteric of the internal martial arts, and the most aggressive. Xingyi overpowers an opponent with fast, close-range strikes. But how do you develop the internal power needed for Xingyi? Xingyi martial power is developed through practice, and practice starts with standing meditation. Unlike seated meditation or…

Xing Yi Quan and the Legend of Yue Fei

Of all of the martial arts that I practice, Xing Yi Quan (形意拳, Form and Intention Fist) is one of my favorites.  Xing Yi Quan is the oldest internal martial art, and is the most no-nonsense. I first encountered this style in 1995, when I was living in the martial arts academy.  We were initially…