Rolling Enrollment. Beginners Welcome.

Monday – 6 – 7 pm EST
Friday- 5:30 – 7 pm EST

In this class, our certified teacher, William Bentley, will teach beginning students San Ti Shi, the foundational standing meditation practice of Xingyi, and the Five Element Fists: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. 

These movements and their applications are the fundamentals for building a solid Xingyi practice. 

Intermediate students will continue to hone their Five Element Fists as well as the 12 Animal forms of Xingyi: Dragon, Tiger, Snake, Horse, Monkey, Rooster, Swallow, Hawk, Water Strider, Tai (a mythical bird), Eagle, and Bear. 

Both beginning and continuing students will learn the theoretical, strategic, and tactical applications of Xingyi and practice linking movements and forms together for greater situational efficiency. 

More information and details about Xingyi Quan. See below.
Please email William Bentley at info@daoistgate.com

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ABOUT XINGYI
Xingyi Quan is a direct and practical style that uses whole-body movement to deliver powerful short-range strikes. At its core are the five first techniques associated with the Five Elements of Chinese cosmological theory: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth, known collectively as the “Mother Fists,” 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. 

Our certified teacher will teach the core foundational practices of the Five Elements of Xingyiquan: post-standing (standing meditation), movement patterns, techniques, and basic tactical applications. The goal is to learn and internalize proper body mechanics, structural alignment, timing, opening, turning, and closing, and the synchronization of footwork with the Five Element pathways of force: Pi (Chopping), Beng (Crushing), Zuan (Drilling), Pao (Cannon) and Heng (Crossing). A portion of the class will be devoted to the basic Five-element theory and the practical health-building benefits of Xingyi Quan.