The Video: The
Essence of Combat in Yiquan by Li Quanyou gives a special perspective of Yiquan. With
his solid background in internal martial arts, the author is presenting
in this material much more obviously than many others the major combat
techniques originated from Baguazhang (palm techniques and steps),
Xingyiquan (fist techniques) and readapted by Wang Xiangzhai as Yiquan
author: Li Quanyou is
member of the Beijing Martial Arts Association, Expert in History of
Martial Arts and is often animating conferences and seminars.
Since his young age , Li started to learn Yiquan with Wang Guoqiang, in
the 70s he completed his martial studies with direct disciples of Wang
Xiangzhai suh as Han Sihuang and Li Zhiliang.
In the 90s he studied also with the daughter of Wang Xiangzhai, Wang
Yufangto complete his background, since then practicing Yiquan and
promoting actiively his art.
We can appreciate the special touch he gives to
Yiquan with Swimming Dragon and Leg Testing Force exercises.
Li Quanyou1.rm 每
3mn 13s 每 Part1: Swimming Dragon & Combat application
Swimming Dragon: the
ultimate exercise which should help the practitioner to develop his
internal strength during his progression in the seven groups of Yiquan
It is probably the influence of Baguazhang
which lead Li to prefer the term ※Swimming Dragon§ as the synthesis of
his techniques instead of ※Healing Dance§ (Jianwu)
as many others experts call it. Among special techniques hidden inside:
Hooking, pulling, steeping etc＃
Li Quanyou2.rm 每
16mn 17s 每 Part2: Sparring techniques and their training
Yiquan fists techniques are presented with three different training
slow motion and mental activity,
explosive power speed,
- Third: its combat applications with partner.
Fist), Zuan Quan (Drilling Fist), Pi Quan (Splitting Fist), Quan
Chui (Circling fist), Pao
Quan (Pounding fist).
(Chopping Palm), Ye Zhang (Thrusting Palm), Da
Zhang (Repeating palms)
Li Quanyou3.rm 每
5mn 31s 每 Part3: Practical Pushing hands techniques
Introduction of four hands
practical drills: twisting, rolling, drilling and filing drills
existing within pushing hands. Step combinations leading to various
combat applications from pushing hands such as ejecting, kicking and
Quanyou4.rm 每 4mn 38s 每 Part4: Fali within double pushing hands methods
Introduction of springing
techniques - Preliminary sensing technique 每 Shocking springing 每
Touching striking issuing force 每 Hooking Hanging issuing force.
Li Quanyou5.rm 每
1mn 55s 每 Part5: Swimming body: step and sparring training with
Li Quanyou6.rm 每
25mn 21s 每 Part6: Yiquan＊s basic techniques including post standing,
testing force and friction step.
post-Contradiction post-Single leg mental induction post-Landing dragon
post-Taming tiger post
Pressing testing force fixed and with steps 每 Hooking pushing fixed and
with steps 每 Divine Turtle emerging from Water 每Rolling ball testing
force.Many leg testing force
and mud step exercises.