Energy and Force, some of our Xing Yi terminology

Energy and Force, some of our Xing Yi terminology

Well the blog is back. Updated our theme and it works again! Awesome. So recently I had a short exchange with a guy on facebook who said “Pi Jin is an energy” and I said “No it’s a force”. This kind of highlighted to me that many martial...
TAI XING – Flycatcher

TAI XING – Flycatcher

We’ve just it 1000 subscribers on YouTube, in time for Xmas and the New Year! I hope that we keep this growth going into 2017 and see a good few people check out our online course once it’s ready. But as a little thank you to everyone for watching and...
Meditation and Martial Arts

Meditation and Martial Arts

We’ve all heard people say that meditation is important for martial arts. Some martial arts such as Tai Ji Quan are sometimes referred to as “moving meditation”. In Xing Yi Quan I often hear that standing post methods, Zhan Zhuang, are “Standing meditation” with...
Unification

Unification

The Thesis of Unification, is probably the most important document in my study of Xing Yi. It is from the 10 important theses which are attributed to Yue Fei of the Song Dynasty, the legendary founder of Xing Yi. It’s unlikely Yue Fei actually wrote the theses...
Stay on the fucking bus…

Stay on the fucking bus…

I just read an article posted by James Clear (he’s a business blogger with some good stuff on psychology and habit formation). This was actually all about finding meaningful work. The story he related was from a photographer that was giving a speech to...
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...