Yiquan Classics Video: The Art of Three Legendary
Warriors - Yao Zongxun, Wang Xuanjie & Kenichi Sawai and
their closest disciples
Art of Three Legendary Warriors - Yao Zongxun, Wang Xuanjie &
Kenichi Sawai and their closest disciples (mpg files)
Samples of video
collection of Top Yiquan experts videos originated
80's and 90's constitutes an important source of reference
any serious practitioner eager to visualize the abilities and
techniques of these direct disciples of Wang Xiangzhai the founder of
the 80's if the level of image technology cannot compared with present
high definition movies, the content of these videos are however still a
vivid testimonial of the level of these Three Warriors: Yao Zongxun. Wang Xuanjie
and Kenichi Sawai.
Each of them had hardly defend a reputation of warrior during all his
life, but also was great teacher whose infuences can still be perceived
beginners and intermediate Yiquan adepts there are so many questions,
doubts and uncertainties which will be alleviated by just viewing them
- what is level of
relaxation to be attained during post standing, shili, fali exercises,
- what is whole body
integration embedded in each movement,
- what is a REAL
explosive power of Yiquan in opposition to many "fake" demonstrations
(becoming more and more popular for marketing issues of
ZONGXUN video: Divided into three parts. Legacy, life, skills and
Total duration: 55 mn - English
Zongxun: 2nd generation Yiquan Inheritor - Part1 (22mn49s).
the beginning of first part, this video presents Yiquan's evolution
from Wang Xiangzhai to Yao Zongxun, how Wang has officially
as his inheritor, some excerpts taken from his daily practice and also
his most talented students: his twin sons Yao Chengguang and Yao
performs some selected techniques which are demonstrated in an order of
Healing posts: Even step supporting embracing post, E.S. resting
pressing post, E.S. descending embracing post, E.S. pushing lifting
post, E.S. lifting embracing post.
Combat posts (normal step): Universal post, Even embracing post,
Expanding supporting post, Hooking pulling post, taming tiger post,
Combat posts (large step): Large step even embracing post, Large step
universal post, Large step expanding lifting post.
Specific posts: Impeding bird from flying post, various styles of
single leg posts...
Fixed step Testing force: Hooking pulling Testing Force, Holding
pressing ball T.F., Divine turtle Emerging From Waters T.F., Parting
pulling T.F., Direct Splitting T.F., Backward downward T.F.,
Steps: Fixed step mocabu, Walking step mocabu,
Testing force with steps: Hooking pulling, Separating pulling, Divine
Turtle Emerging From Waters, Holding pressing ball,
Fixed step issuing force: Even step - Side splitting, T-eight Side
splitting, Backward downward,
Issuing force with steps: Forward, backward downward, Holding pressing
Fixed step Fist issuing force and finally Fist issuing force with steps.
first part is interesting for a double purpose:
isssuing from a whole unified body from non moving to moving exercises,
selection of Yiquan most important exercises such as Divine Turtle
practiced according different levels of difficulties.
Zongxun: 2nd generation Yiquan Inheritor - Part2 (20mn12s).
this second part, Yao performs first Jianwu or "Healing dance" as a
synthesis of his understanding of Yiquan and internal martial arts,
these images are true testimonials of how relaxed whose his body while
able to issue power in any direction and in any posture, this is really
2mn23s or true enjoyment to watch it.
following videos are dedicated to Yiquan Long stick practice by Yao
Zongxun, incarnating the fact that once one's body has reached a level
of body unification and nerve excitation optimization: weapon becomes
just as an extension of one's arm.
last section of this part 2 is decicated to pushing hands. yao is
demonstrating pushing hands with his senior students such as Li Jianyu
(who studied also directly with Wang Xiangzhai himself) we can see how
easily Yao is overcoming his partner even each of them had already an
advanced level in Yiquan.
Zongxun: 2nd generation Yiquan Inheritor - Part3 (13mn39s).
about Yiquan pushing hands: Yao
is performing with several top students including his twins sons Double
pushing hands with issuing force.
about issuing force techniques: Drilling Fist issuing force.
interesting practice of Duanshou, demonstrating his fluidity, balancing
substantial and unsubstantial, making his attack hardly predictable and
keeping constantly control of the combat situation.
inheritors: Training session of his two sons Yao Chengguang and Yao
Chengrong practicing post, steps, testing force, impact training on
sandbag, sparring between two sons...
samples of videos
XUANJIE: Divided into 13 parts, describing in detail his method of
training and favorite techniques.
Total duration: 57mn - English
practitioner who read once his books will enjoy watching his video
where he materializes most of his methods largely written on books.
These 13 parts constitute a good sump up of his method, all scheduled
in a comprehensive pace, as a result this can be a helpful material for
any practitioner to practice with and set up his daily program.
Part1 (2mn06s): Introduction
- Maybe the less interesting, an overview of yiquan taught by Wang in
the 80's and in China, at least we can see like an historical
Part2 (5mn37s): Healing post
standing - This material was so many times to illustrate
Yiquan books but rarely offered as a complete video sequence.
Focusing on lying posts, sitting posts and standing post.
Local mind activity and whole mind activity.
Part3 (9mn03s): Combat post
standing - Contradiction, Nursing baby, Preventing bird
from flying, Landing dragon, Ziwu...
Part4 (8mn34s): Six Testing force
- Wave, Flag in the
wind, Snake entwining hand, Transforming palm etc...
Part5 (1mn12): Testing voice
- Basic instructions to train issuing voice
Part6 (4mn45s): Basic
instructions for Single and Double Pushing hands,
performed by two students.
Part7 (5mn45s): Three methods of
steps with gradual difficulty - Friction - Triangle and
Part8 (6mn54s): Combining issuing
force and testing voice: five elements fists.
Part9 (5mn30s): Combining issuing
force and testing voice: five animal forms.
Part10 (2mn05): Issuing force
(Fali) with fixed steps
Part11 (1mn08s): Jianwu
(Healing Dance) performed by Wang Xuanjie with all his suppleness and
evasive steps but able to issue power in any angle, some will recognize
the influence of Pakua boxing in his Jianwu...
Part 12 (3mn23s):
After a general introduction of sparring
preparation training: Solo training - Five predetermined
Part13 (2mn26s): As
of his Yiquan approach, Wang Xuanjie is performing series of Yiquan
exercises linking them with extreme dexterity and illustrating by his
movements his Dachengquan method.
SAWAI: The soul of Taikiken - Divided in three parts ¨C Synthesis of
Chinese and Japanese martial arts
Total duration: 42mn ¨C English
already mastered various Japanese budo styles, Sawai was the first non
Chinese to access to Yiquan and moreover directly from Wang Xiangzhai
himself. His reputation of warrior was well established and there are
even some saying the redoubtable Karateka Mas Oyama was even defeated
by him and then took secretly lessons with him. In any case his
constant vitality and mental alertness even after 80 as we can see in
the video is also testimony of his great achievement in martial arts.
the two previous videos, this one video presents less material directly
from SAWAI himself but more as a tribute to SAWAI and his method of
combat from one of his closest disciple Iwama Norimasa.
Combat training includes weapons training such as knife, sword or stick.
- Part1(18mn36s): Start with some
preeminent practical aspect of Sawai¡¯s training:
Da Quan attacking techniques (palms and fists), pushing hands, impact
training on trees and sandbag,
training in front of empty handed or armed (knife, sword)
a blend of Japanese/Chinese combat style integrating more kicks than in
traditional Yiquan sparring.
(11mn51s): Lesson of body &s step fluidity, combat application
and issuing power alternating Sawai performance and
Norimasa present method.
- Part3 (12mn03s): Dedicated to
Taikiken steps, this video covers progressively step
training: pure step at a very slow speed, testing
force with steps, upper limbs defense with steps in solo exercises and
"I like the Jianwu by Wang and Yao,
it changes from the "pseudo" Jianwu often seen in current video. Thanks
to CMA to provide easy access to original form of Yiquan. I do not
regret also having Sawai video, it gives a broader angle of further
development of Yiquan."
Richard Chan . - Singapore
"Hum!! Interesting to see Yao ZongX
so relaxed in his testing F. and Issuing F., I hesitated to buy it
since a long time as I saw some small portions but your package
collection makes me decide rapidly and I am happy to have them now. "
Maurice G. West Indies
The Art of Three Warriors -
Yao Zongxun, Wang Xuanjie & Kenichi Sawai and
their closest disciples
English subtitle. Total of 164 mn
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