Xing Yi Quan and the strategy of Bear Eagle [+APPLICATION]


Going deeper into the strategy of the first animal you learn in our Xing Yi... Bear Eagle and discover the difference in practical application between Yin (the bear) and Yang (the eagle) combined they give the Xiong-Ying Xing (Bear-Eagle Character) from the 12 animals.

We took a couple of movements from the linking sequence and turned them into a little sequence of application.

Note how near the end Paul is also giving some advice on adapting the partner drill because someone did something differently, so the technique was adapted to the new situation (hooking the arm away rather than slipping it).

Jon picked up on some structural issues with his partner having his elbow behind the body, cutting off the flow of energy and breaking the connection to the body mass.

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