Xingyi Quan Five Elements

Ollie Smith training Xingyi Quan Dragon

Xingyi Quan Five Elements are a series of drills that help with coordination, timing and deliver powerful strikes using whole body power.

Xingyi Quan Five Elements Basic Movements

The five basic actions are based on the five primary earthly elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth

Each element generates the next as follows: Metal generates Water, Water generates Wood, Wood generates Fire, Fire generates Earth and then Earth generates Metal.

The 5 Elements movements are both regarded as natural as well as dangerous.

Chopping Metal Chopping forward and over, downwards like an axe.
Drilling Zhuān Water Drilling forward and upwards diagonally.
Crushing Bēng Wood Striking out to the front, like an arrow.
Exploding Pào Fire Exploding outward like a cannon.
Crossing Héng Earth Crossing across the line of attack while turning over.

A good example of drilling xingyi fist can be seen here: Xingyi Quan Drilling Fist

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Kung Fu Instructor Kung Fu Styles: Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Taijiquan with a background in external kung fu and western boxing.

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