Tag Archives: Shanxi Xingyi

3rd stop, Taigu: Song Guanghua

The small town of Taigu in Shanxi province holds a special place in xingyiquan circles as the home of the founders of both Song and Che styles of xingyi. Even today, there are still many xingyi masters teaching in Taigu … Continue reading

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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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Wang Jiwu on hidden power

Many xingyi practitioners will be familiar with the ‘3 stages of development’ codified by Guo Yunshen, dividing the power generated by a xingyi practitioner into ming jin [obvious power], an jin [hidden power] and the highest level, hua jin [changing … 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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