Chinese Mind-body Boxing by Hsing-I

By Hsing-I

Hsing-I, chinese language Mind-Body Boxing is a seminal paintings within the box of chinese language martial arts. It was once one of many first actual courses in English approximately those little recognized arts, and is still a vintage. It covers all of the most vital features of studying this old boxing procedure, together with the background, the philosophy, the educational units and the two-person combating concepts. First released in 1974, this booklet has been wanted through creditors ever in view that.

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Heng is done on a wavy alignment contrasted with the direct path of p'i, peng, and tsuan, and the zig-zag of p'ao. Heng's target is the opponent's upper body. In sum, going one way p'i is done three times; peng, four; tsuan, three; p'ao, four; and heng, four. To illustrate the orthodox style, Master Wang Shu-chin does the five basic postures: p'i, figures 50-56; peng, figures 57-60; tsuan, figures 61-63; p'ao, figures 64-67; and heng, figures 6871. 50-71 Let us briefly compare the two styles. In the orthodox method, peng is used to strike the opponent's upper body; in the modified, it is directed against the navel or groin.

It correlates with the kidney. If the ch'i is harmonious, the kidney becomes strong; if the exercise is done incorrectly, the kidney will become weak. Ending peng, after going only one way, you are anchored on your right foot, your left foot on its toes and your left fist forward. As you turn leftward toward the opposite direction, simultaneously 30 swing your left fist circularly and raise your right arm; twist your left fist, palm up, out from under your chin straight ahead of your 31 nose as your left foot goes forward.

Alternatively, tsuan can be used without stepping for54 THE FIVE BASIC ACTIONS ward, merely by shifting out of the path of the punch and impaling your opponent on the fist. This requires no deflection and can be done with either foot forward. Finally, the fist may be articulated 128-29 to either jab upward or to club downward. THE FUNCTION OF THE FIVE FORMS 55 4. POUNDING (P'AO-CH'UAN) Although the orthodox and modified versions use the same direction for p'ao—a diagonal approach to the opponent—-the target and technique are somewhat different.

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