Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Simple, Versatile Xingyi Pi Chuan



I really like how this guy takes one seemingly simple posture, the "Pi Chuan" or splitting fist and works in so many variations. When you hold the posture still for meditation or strength training, it's called "San Ti", referring to three alignments.

When moving and changing from left to right and back, it's called Pi Chuan:


A very creative use of a seemingly simple posture...

5 comments:

SquarePeggy said...

Video no longer available ?

Ben said...

Of the moves in Xing Yi, Pi Chuan is definitely one of my top 5 all time favorites.

L said...

I like how his whole body moves when when executing technique. That's how it works!

Dojo Rat said...

Square Peggy; Try again, it should work.

Ben; I like that "drinking dragon" pose!

Lori O'Connell said...

That is a very interesting martial arts application. Seemingly simple but with countless uses. Thanks for sharing!