Thursday, May 6, 2010
Xingyi Dragon Discussion
Last week I wrote "Chasing Another Dragon", In which I bumble my way through learning the Xingyi Dragon form with instruction by Jake Burroughs.
As it happens, the folks over at "The Rum-Soaked Fist" have had a lively discussion on the Dragon form the last few days.
The above video was posted in the discussion, and represents three methods of performing the Dragon form. The last version, at 2:10 is similar to the way I am learning it, rising with the kick. Our kick however, is slightly lower and stomps through the opponents knee. It appears that this practitioner retracts the kick a bit.
Otherwise, the form looks nice, and I like the different expressions. As you can see, this is a very strenuous form, great for conditioning.
Check out the discussion over at "The Rum Soaked Fist".