Bruce Kumar Frantzis – Hsing-I Chuan for Health and Martial Power Vol. 3 – Wood Fist
This training program covers the fundamentals of the wood fist of hsing-i chuan, also known as beng chuan or crushing fist. Beng Chuan is represented by the wood element and it is often compared to the force of a powerful plant growing and expanding through concrete with a steady, inexorable force. The wood element is linked to energy of the liver and relates to taking action and moving through obstacles in the world. “Beng Chuan is often considered to be the most powerful straight punch in all the Chinese martial arts.
” Bruce DVD 1: Liver, Wood Element, and Classic Practice Differing Qualities of the Water and Wood Fists How to Make a Wood Fist Basic Arm Motion Two Person Exercise to Check for Proper Shoulder-Armpit Movement Centerline Martial Arts Lower Hand Height Either at Midriff or Lower Tantien Different Kinds of Footwork and Leg Weighting Technicalities Accurately Determine Function Smothering, Spear and Expanding Actions Tearing Silk and What Tears What DVD 2: Tearing Silk and the Legs Twist the Legs and Energy Channels Footwork Cable Pulley of Different Kinds of Beng Chuan Hung i Hsiang Method – “Spine Penetrates the Foot” Pressing Ball of Foot has Multiple Energetic Effects Sex and electrical diagrams of how chi flows in the body Partner Exercises Moving the Hands and Specific Coordinated Bodily Actions Opening an Opponent and then Hitting Crushing Downward with Forearm on Top Fighting Angles and How Low Does Your Hand Go Liver Chi Rising and Bringing it Down Hand and Arm Sensitivity Practice Session DVD 3: Sit, Visualize and Beng Chuan Important Points Partner Exercise with Beng Chuan Above and Below Opponents Arm Hsing-i Never Fakes or Retreats Two Person Exercise with a Half Beng Chuan Hung i Hsiang’s Beng Chuan Continued Capture the Second Punch and Wang Shu Jing Variation More on the Wrist-Forearm Circle Importance of the Back Capturing Hand Important Masters’ Views on What is Important in Beng Chuan Wang Shu Jing’s Beng Chuan Hsing-i and Spiritual Martial Arts DVD 4: Health and Martial Arts Vis a Vis Masters Hung and Wang’s Beng Chuan Wild Cat Climbs the Tree Big Differences Between Major Hsing-i Branches and Stances More on Rubbing the Arms and Connecting to Grabbing Chi Partner Exercise to Develop not Being Pulled and Maintain Balance Liu Hung Chieh’s Flying Step Beng Chuan Partner Feedback Exercise Way of Tantien Practice and Energy Mechanics Implications for Daily Life DVD 5: Hsing-i Principles (Projecting and linking the tantien, hands and feet, closing the distance gap: various offensive and defensive scenarios,closing and silent rear foot stepping) Another Style of Beng Chuan Q