Xing Yi Applications: Beng Quan's Body Shot

Beng Quan, or 'Crushing Fist' is the second element of the five elements of Xing Yi Quan. It's represented by the Wood element in Chinese qigong theory. As the name suggests, Beng Quan hits with a solid force behind it, like a battering ram.

The elements are best viewed as ideas or concepts instead of single applications, but here Manoj and Andrew demonstrate an idea for using the beng quan movements straight from the form. The idea is to create space with a forward/backward movement of the arms, then slam back into the space that was created. With padwork it's not as clean as a form movement, but the idea's the same.

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Added on December 5th, 2019
Last updated: February 13th, 2020