July 6

Hsing-I Chuan – Mind Intention Boxing

The Great Mr. BP Chan in "Santi Stance"
Courtesy of Richard Raab

Learn the Five Elements of Power in Hsing-I Chuan
(Mind Intention Boxing)

The First - Chopping - The Metal Element
The Second - Drilling - The Water Element
The Third - Crushing - The Wood Element
The Fourth - Pounding - The Fire Element
The Fifth - Crossing - The Earth Element

"Non Action is the real action. One hundred acts are not as good as one moment of silence. One hundred movements are not as good as one moment of standing still. Big movement is not as good as small movement. Small movement is not as good as no movement"  
- Wang Xiang Zhai 
 
(from the great book "Xing Yi Nei Gong" by Dan Miller and Tim Cartmell)

Our class begins with Standing in the Santi Stance. This is the foundational practice in Mind Intention Boxing (Hsing-I Chuan).

The reason we train like this is to release tension and blockages within our bodies. This "Stance Keeping" helps to release tension, and promote relaxation in different "movement chains" in the body.

It helps to build certain qualities, strengths, and lines of connection from the practitioner to the ground...

This posture we hold while concentrating on our breathing is very simple but not easy. We stand longer and longer in this stance to ​Build our Physical and ​Mental Strength.

​Mr. Chan in Transition

​We Start With the Element of
​Metal - Known as "Pi Chuan"

​Splitting or Chopping Fist

Our class begins with Standing in the Santi Stance. This is the foundational practice in Mind Intention Boxing (Hsing-I Chuan).

The reason we train like this is to release tension and blockages within our bodies. This posture helps to release muscle tension in different areas of the body. It also builds certain qualities, strengths, and lines of connection to the ground in the practitioner.

This posture we hold while concentrating on our breathing is very simple but not easy. We stand longer and longer in this stance to build our physical and mental strength.

"Dragon Tiger Intersection"


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