Loading Events

« All Events

XingYi Quan (形意拳) and Chinese Spear – One-Week Workshop

LOCATION: Daoist Gate Center Xuan Ju, Francestown, NH
WHEN: Sunday, August 11 – Saturday, August 17, 2024
Arrival, Sunday, August 11; departure, the morning of August 17
Training – 5 hours with Master Zhou and 2 hours of self-practice. 5 days of full practice, Monday through Friday.

XingYi (形意拳) and Chinese Spear Workshop

In this workshop, Master Zhou will focus on Xingyi Quan, an “internal” or “Nieja Quan” discipline. The day will be divided into Xingyi Quan and Chinese spear controls—an essential competency to deliver the short, powerful strike elements of Xingyi Quan.

Xingyi Quan (Form and Intention Fist) is the most esoteric of the three main internal martial arts: Taiji, Bagua, and Xingyi. It is a direct and practical style that uses whole-body movement to deliver powerful short-range strikes. At its core are the five fist techniques associated with the Five Elements of Chinese Cosmological Theory: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth, known collectively as the “Mother Fists,” which make up the building blocks of all Xingyi techniques. Five Elements practice develops physical integration of power, using the joints of the body as mechanical gears to transfer kinetic force through the fists and to their target. 

Xing Yi Quan is simple and practical; strength can be developed quickly. In application, the attacks are well coordinated with the footwork, such that each step can manifest as an attack, and each attack corresponds to a step. Within a defense is an attack, and within an attack, there is a defense. Attacks can be singular and direct or continuous and unrelenting, like lightning.

To learn more about Xingyi Quan, click here.
See the power of Xingyi Quan as demonstrated by Master Zhou.

Schedule: A typical day

One-Week Camp/Workshop
7 – 8   Qigong Xingyi 5 Elements
8 – 9:30  Breakfast
9:30 -11:30 – Xingyi Practice
11:30 – 2 Lunch and self-practice
2 – 4 – Xingyi Practice and Chinese Spear
4 – 5 – Self-practice
6 – Dinner

Personal training – 5 hours with Master Zhou and 2 hours of self-practice. 5 days of full practice, Monday through Friday.


Full Tuition: $1,100; this pricing includes training, boarding, and meals
Tuition $680, Food $180, lodging $240


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking “Get Tickets” will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
XingYi Quan (形意拳) and Chinese Spear -One-week Workshop
Full Tuition. This pricing includes training, boarding, and meals
$ 1,100.00
9 available

Visiting Xuan Ju and Our Stay Policy:
For general stay policy, lodging information, pictures of rooms, food, and a packing list, click here.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

  • A full refund will be given to participants who cancel their event attendance up to 30 days before the event.
  • Cancellations within 30 days of the event will only result in a credit toward a future event; no refund will be given.


Please read the Liability Waiver and Photo & Video Release. At check-out, you must indicate that you have read and agree to the terms provided.


If you have any questions, please email us at info@daoistgate.com.

If you plan to stay with us before or after the workshop’s start and end, please let us know so we can invoice you accordingly.

August 18 @ 7:00 am August 24 @ 8:00 am EDT