The Xingyi Boxing Manual, Revised and Expanded Edition
Famed for promoting health and longevity, as well as for its effectiveness as a fighting art, Xingyi is practiced by enthusiasts in China and in the West. Designed as a primer or introductory reader and filled with photos, illustrations, and descriptive text, this authentic manual introduces the Five Elements of Xingyi—Splitting Fist, Drilling Fist, Smashing Fist, Pounding Fist, and Crossing Fist—outlining the basic theory and history of the art. Coming directly from an eighth-generation practitioner of a famous lineage, The Xingyi Boxing Manual is a distillation of the knowledge and experience of many of the major figures in the history of Xingyi boxing. Translator John Groschwitz includes previously unavailable materials from the complete original book making this revised and expanded edition an essential guide for today’s practitioner of this traditional martial art.
About the Author
JOHN GROSCHWITZ is currently an Instructor in Shen Long Xingyi and Cheng School Gao Style Bagua with the North American Tang Shou Tao Association. He has also studied Liang Zhenpu Bagua, Song Shirong Xingyi, Kajukenbo, Northern Shaolin, Lanshou Quan, Water Boxing, Yang and Wu-Hao Taiji, and various systems of Qi Gong, in the U.S. and Mainland China. Groschwitz has studied Chinese language and literature for more than twenty years and has worked as a translator, interpreter, and lecturer. He graduated with B.A. degrees in Chinese and Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and with an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. Most recently he translated the Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual.