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1929 Hangzhou Leitai Tournament

My recent translation of an article on Pei Xirong sparked my interest¬† in the 1929 Leitai tournament in Hangzhou, which seems to have been the largest bare-hand Leitai competition in recent history. The following translation draws on several sources, mainly … Continue reading

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Pei Xirong

The following translation is an excerpt taken from this article . “Pei Xirong was born in 1913 in Raoyang county in Hebei province. His father was a core member of the Yi He Tuan [1], and his mother had also … Continue reading

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Xingyiquan of Shang Ji

Professor Shang Ji of Xi’an Highway University Shang Ji is a master known for his efforts in spreading xingyiquan in Xi’an as it was passed on to him by his master Ma Litang, who was a grandstudent of Guo Yunshen … Continue reading

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Song style xingyi in Shanghai – Li Guoliang

¬† Below is a translation of an excerpt from this article: “The Song-style xingyi master Li Guoliang is a noted fighter who received the full transmission from Hao Zhanru, who was a student of Jia Yun-gao (one of Song Shirong’s … Continue reading

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Song style Xingyi in Tianjin – Li Xuzhou

Song style xingyi, noted for its unique power generation and relatively ‘softer’ approached compared to Hebei variants of xingyi, is one of the rarest of the main xingyi styles, even in China. The vast majority of practitioners remain in Shanxi … 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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