Sunday, April 17, 2011
"Xing Yi Quan is like a tank.” - Luo Dexiu
This is the basic concept of attack in Xing Yi Quan, overwhelming force. Generally, it is less refined than Ba Gua Zhang or Tai Ji Chuan in its usage, expression and generation of power. When used the mind and power come together to cut through, smash or crush the opponent using the arms like a battering ram, always aiming to break the structure. It does not matter what defense they have, you smash through. Xing yi ’s fighting philosophy is the idea of overwhelming force. It will overwhelm anything in its path. This is its strength and it’s weakness. If it encounters overwhelming odds it will be in trouble."
— Luo De Xiu