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2nd stop, Taiyuan: Cao Zhiqing

Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, is definitely not the China you see in the coffee table books. Shanxi is the centre of China’s coal-mining industry, and it shows. Anyone planning a long-term stay in Shanxi should first consider whether … Continue reading

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‘Iron Arm’ Wang Fuyuan

Flicking through Dan Miller and Tim Cartmell’s excellent book ‘Xingyi Neigong” (pictured below) the other day, I was curious about the master Wang Jiwu, whose exercises are profiled therein.     It turns out Wang’s branch of xingyi is an … Continue reading

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Che Style Prohibitions

Che style xingyiquan, and professor Che Xiangqian, have been very ably introduced by Jarek Szymanski in his article here. Below is a translation of an article written by Prof Che on a Chinese martial arts forum (www.wushu2008.cn) which puts forward some interesting viewpoints on … Continue reading

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Che style Xingyi of Bu Bingquan

Because most practitioners of xingyi in the West belong to the Hebei branch, the giants of that subset (Guo Yunshen, Li Cunyi and Sun Lutang to name but three) are, if not household names, then at least familiar. However, the … Continue reading

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