A modern classic, Shang Yun-Xiang Style Xingyiquan is essential for Xingyiquan practitioners and a useful guide for any practitioner of the Chinese martial arts. While focusing on Shang-style Xingyiquan (derived from author Li Wen-Bin's training under Grandmaster Shang Yun-Xiang), this book clearly breaks down the fundamentals of those movements and forms found in all of Xingyiquan (and other internal martial arts). Rather than simply presenting the traditional, often-cryptic poetry or "songs" to impart martial concepts, Li goes into great detail to explain to readers of all levels the finer points of Xingyi training. Featuring hundreds of original photographs and step-by-step explanation of movements, Shang Yun Xiang Style Xingyiquan is an excellent companion to Xingyiquan training of any style or school.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 In Search of the Missing Points in the Origin of Xing Yi Quan Techniques
Chapter 2 Features of Shang Yun-Xiang Style Xing Yi Quan
Chapter 3 The Foundation for Xing Yi Gong Fu
Chapter 4 Wu Xing Quan 五行拳(Five Element Fist)
Chapter 5 Jin Tui Lian Huan Quan 进退连环拳 ( Advance & Retreat Linking Fist)
Chapter 6 Traditional Xing Yi Weapons