Form and Will Boxing
(Xing Yi Quan, Ying Yi Kuen)
Originating from Shan Xi province, Xing Yi Style traces its roots back to the 1600’s. The coordination of the body and mind is a principle emphasis of this internal style. Mind focus, or intent of the practitioner is refined to very high levels, creating a very fast, penetrating power that overwhelms the opponent.
Based heavily on Five-Element theory, each technique and step corresponds to a unique interrelationship of creation and control and suppression between wood, fire, earth, metal, and water energetic principles. In addition, the style draws inspiration from various animals.