Back to basics…

Back to basics…

Something I see sometimes in myself and in the people I teach and coach Xing Yi Quan is an eagerness to rush ahead do more “interesting” or “advanced” practices. Sometimes you need to push forward and past your comfort zone too, staying too...
New year, New website, reNewed focus!

New year, New website, reNewed focus!

2015 has been great, we’ve achieved a lot and we’re hoping to keep going into 2016 with a renewed focus and enthusiasm. Joe and I still have our day jobs which means that working on Xing Yi Academy inevitably happens when we can make time or find some...
Dragon body example – Sifu Neil Ripski

Dragon body example – Sifu Neil Ripski

Some of you might have seen this from Sifu Neil Ripski going around. This appears to be him teaching a movement from Xin Yi Lui He Quan. Some people refer to XYLH as an “older” form of Xing Yi, in fact both come from the same source so are the same age,...
Developing the Xing Yi Body

Developing the Xing Yi Body

We recently posted a new youtube video with 2 very simple foundational exercises to begin developing the Xing Yi body. This Xing Yi body we refer to means two things, one is that when practising Xing Yi and the foundational exercises you begin to condition the body...
Some training notes for Snake Xing

Some training notes for Snake Xing

Last night we worked ¬†on snake applications again and Joe has some footage he’s working on to show some of this very soon. We worked on some grappling and escape in free application as well as looking at specific applications. I was thinking about the grappling...