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...
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...
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...