The greatest practioners of the style were Li Luo Neng e Guo Yun Shen,
who left their mark on the history of martial arts in China.
Guo Yun Shen was famous for his techinique knows as Ban Bu Beng
Xing Yi Quan’s practice is made of five techiques (5 fists): Pi, Beng,
Zhuan, Pao, Heng, collectively known as Wu Xing Quan, and its highest
level is called Wu Xing Lian Huan Zu He Quan. The power of this
strike is very great, its development is limitless, especially the
movement called Gui Che Duan. There’s a saying in China that says:
“Those who reach this level of level of development may conquer
half a world”.
There are twelve animal forms in this style: horse, Lion, rooster,
serpent, eagle, gibbon, crane, dragon, bear, tiger, monkey, and
hawk. Its essence is in the strength, not in the mimicking of movements.
The horse’s strength is in the gallop, the lion’s is ins the roar,
the rooster’s is in the walk, the serpent’s is in the malleability,
the eagle’s is in the stare, the gibbon’s is in the cleverness,
the crane’s is in the standing, the dragon’s is ins the flexibility,
the bear’s is in the fixation of the standing position, the tiger’s
is in the seating, the monkey’s is in the agility of the claw, and
the hawk’s is in the violence with which its claw is used.
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