Xing Yi Quan – Close Range Fighting Concepts

Xing Yi Quan is an ancient internal Chinese martial art that offers us numerous concepts for health, spiritual development, and fighting practices. Often, practitioners of other martial arts don’t understand how traditional arts are applied in real fighting situations. The basics may seem abstract and too distant from practical application. However, just as an MMA fighter builds strength through power training, a Xing Yi practitioner utilizes traditional basics to develop power while simultaneously fostering healthy movement habits and various skills. This doesn’t imply that a fight should mimic the basics; after all, an MMA fighter doesn’t do push-ups inside the ring. Therefore, in our recent Xing Yi Camp, I explained how we progressively integrate basic exercises into more realistic fighting scenarios within close-range combat. I hope you enjoy.

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