Master Shi Feng Qi
Master Shi Feng Qi has
studied Yiquan(Yi Chuan) with Yang Demao, he started at the age of 19.
Originated from Hebei Province, he practiced Shaolin style before
meeting his Master Yang. He uses to explain to his students that before
practicing Yiquan(Yi Chuan) a friend of him who was practicing Tong Bei
Quan, used to beat him in combat. But later after just a few years
practicing Yiquan(Yi Chuan) he beat his friend with one punch knocking
Master Shi has also quite
famous students in Europe, as he used to replace the famous Wang
Xuanjie in Yiquan(Yi Chuan) classes. Member of the Beijing Yiquan(Yi
Chuan) Federation, Master Shi is now over 70 and is still very powerful.
Master Shi used to teach in Beijing's Ren Ding Hu Park under the shade of large trees. His teaching is quite
traditional: insisting in zhan zhuang especially for beginners.
Anyone who will start with
him will need to reach the target of one hour of pole standing...
After zhan zhuang, his
students will practice shili (testing force exercises) and mossabu
The class will end with a
round table where everyone can ask freely any question about their
exercises. His focus is also on helping each student to perceive by
himself progress and readapt each practice accordingly.
M. Shi Feng Qi likes to remind to his students the link between
Yiquan(Yi Chuan) and Xingyiquan(Yi Chuan). By evoking the legendary
meeting between Cheng Ting Hua and Guo Yun Shen:
According to him their
where not really a combat exchange during this exceptional meeting but
only a mutual presentation of skills:
- Guo Yun Shen performed
one of his favorite fist and each one who was assisting to this meeting
could even feel like a breeze shaking slightly the curtain several
meters beyong Guo, there was really a feeling of power in one single
- Cheng Ting Hua performed
his Bagua steps and everyone could appreciate how fast and
unpredictable were the steps of Chen,
This exchange of skills was
so richfull, that each one concluded to join their skills and exchange
students. Even later Wang Xiang Zhai assimilated both skills of Bagua
and Xing Yi Quan(Yi Chuan) to create his own style: Yiquan(Yi Chuan).
In his teaching Master Shi
feng Qi includes also the ¡°Yiquan(Yi Chuan)¡± version of the five fists
originated from Xingg Yi Quan(Hsing Yi Chuan).
Pi Quan (Splitting Fist),
Zuan Quan (Drilling Fist), Ben Quan Quan (Smashing Fist), Pao Quan
(Pounding Fist) and Heng Quan (Crossing Fist).