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".

15 comments:

B said...

Nice form! Going that slow would kill me - I'd definitely have to adjust to that.

What's with those Chinese and their deep stance!

Dojo Rat said...

Bob;

From what I understand, the Chinese had an aversion to wrestling on the ground.
This was part cultural, part military soldier thinking-- it was death on the battlefield to go to the ground.
But- in low stances you are still on your feet.
Great conditioning too!

Tianshanwarrior said...

The military Xingyi taught at the Huangpu Academy at Nanjing discouraged low and extended stances.


Cheers

William

Tianshanwarrior said...

The military Xingyi taught at the Huangpu Academy at Nanjing discouraged low and extended stances.

Dojo Rat said...

William;

I think the low stance in Dragon is more of a training exercise and conditioning.
It definately includes drill, stomp kick, and leg trapping takedown (wildcat climbs tree) for application.

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