Master Dr. Her Yue Wong in his younger days performing Xing Yi Quan
Ching Yi Kung Fu - Atlanta
Xíng Yì Quán. Translation: Form and Will Boxing
Xing Yi Quan (abbreviated as Xingyi, Xing Yi, Hsing Yi or Hsing-i) is rather straightforward and simplistic in appearance when compared to other Chinese arts, yet is famous for its effectiveness in combat through the centuries. As the name suggests, the overriding emphasis of Xingyi is unifying the will – or the “mind” – with the physical movements.
Economy of motion is key; attacking and defending are simultaneous. Basic training in Xingyi consists of five actions which correspond to the Chinese cosmological interaction of the five elements, earth, fire, metal, water, and wood. Students then learn intermediate forms combining the 5-element actions. Advanced training includes twelve animal forms, various other combined forms, self-defense applications and weaponry.
The style of Xingyi Quan taught at Ching Yi Kung Fu - Atlanta is: Shandong-Hebei style