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||劈||Pī||Metal||Chopping forward and over, downwards like an axe.|
|Drilling||鑽||Zhuān||Water||Drilling forward and upwards diagonally.|
|Crushing||崩||Bēng||Wood||Striking out to the front, like an arrow.|
|Exploding||炮||Pào||Fire||Exploding outward like a cannon.|
|Crossing||橫||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