Xingyi Quan, often translated as “form-intention fist,” is a Chinese martial art and cultivation practice with ancient roots, often traced back to China’s legendary Song dynasty hero, General Yue Fei (1103 -1142). Alongside Baguazhang and Taijiquan, it is one of the three primary “internal” styles of Chinese kung fu, synthesizing ancient Daoist cultivation and martial practices. Like its two sister arts, Xingyiquan emphasizes whole-body power generated through correct body structure and alignment while minimizing the role of muscular tension and contraction. Xingyiquan is known for its focus on explosive power and speed in movements that take ground from an opponent. In its modern form, it is often said to be based on, or inspired by, the art of the spear.  

In this class, we will continue building on the foundation in Xingyiquan practice established during the previous session, focusing intensively on the Five Element fists. If time and students’ progress permits, we will also begin learning the 12 animal forms of Xingyiquan. While this class is intended for current Xinyiquan basics students, others with previous Xingyi experience may be considered for admission to the class on a case-by-case basis, and should contact us prior to registering.

This class will be taught by our teacher-in-training, Jamie Kerman.

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Zoom – 20 sessions

Sundays at 2 PM EST (New York Time)
Wednesdays at 12 PM EST (New York Time)

Registered students can attend either or both of these weekly classes as their schedule permits.

January 29 – April 9

This is a teacher-in-training class by donation.  If you are unable to donate, you are still welcome to attend! Just email us:

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