First, be advised that all of these VCD's are IN CHINESE ONLY. In our opinion that doesn't matter much because the instruction is clear and the quality of photography very good. But we will not accept returns just because people didn't read... IN CHINESE ONLY. Given that, these are really tremendous deals for the money. Each of these special VCD's can be played on a computer for full enjoyment. Made for PC's they are also Mac compatible by downloading Quick time (for free) and any similar VCD player program. Also playable on most DVD players. For less than $10.00? Wow!

YI QUAN (Mind Boxing)

Yi Quan (Mind Boxing) is also known as Da Cheng Quan (Great Achievement Boxing). Though seemingly a simple system Yi Quan is subtle and deep emphasizing mental training as much as physical. Though originally derived from Xing-Yi Quan, this style simplifies even more completely eliminating Tao Lu (forms). Rather than this traditional practice Yi Quan has a number of other methods. These include Zhan Zhuang (Standing meditation drills), Tui-Shou (Partner Exercises), San-Shou (fighting training), Fa Li (Issuance of Power), and others, Shi Li (testing force).

Yi Quan puts a lot of time into training mind, fist and strength. To accomplish this Yi Quan attempts to eliminate outdated practices and approach Quan-Xue, that is to say the Science of Boxing. Yi Quan sees three main approaches to martial studies for self defense, health and the joy of study itself. By streamlining this process, it is felt, more people can safely and enjoyably study the arts. Students start with Standing exercises for health then progress to standing exercises for self defense. Then begins its other methods of single and partner practice.

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Yi Quan StandingVCD#1557 Yi Quan Standing Practice
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In this series instructor Zhang Guang Yu breaks down Yi Quan with his own comments and tips. In this first VCD he shows the details of standing practice with variations and refinements. He also has students demonstrate the standing postures abilities to withstand blows with hand an foot and also the Peng energy which may turn a blocking action into a counter. His individual corrections are quite revealing and some of the postures are considerably more extreme than those generally shown. NOTE: Zhang Guang Yu presides over Xu Zhou HunYuan Wushu, Jiang su Province. He also sits on committee member for the Chinese Wudang Boxing Association.
Yi Quan Trying StregnthVCD#1558 Yi Quan Trying Strength
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This VCD shows the minimal movement exercises which start to build up Yi Quan's force. The moves are taken slows, with numerous corrections from instructor Zhang. There is not a lot of demonstration on partners but a wide variety of actions many of which are key to Yi Quan are surveyed.
Yi Quan Boxing ArtsVCD#1559 Yi Quan Fist and Foot Arts
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The application of previous sections of training is the theme here. Zhang now shows the strikes, many derived from Xing Yi, of Yi Quan. There are sections of loose, playful striking where each major blow is demonstrated spontaneously. Actions are linked and footwork is scrutinized.
Yi Quan Power VCD#1560 Yi Quan Introduction to Distant Power
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This final VCD of this particular series shows the important Swimming Dragon practice of Yi Quan. It also shows a lot of hands on training much like Push Hands and Sticky Hands combined which, while exclusive to Yi Quan, is nonetheless intensely exploited by the style. Some quite useful discussions on angles, defense, strategies and the uses of the skills derived from the other phases of practice. To our mind Zhang is one of the clearest presenters of the style we have seen to this point. His demonstration of repelling energy with his body is one of the better examples we've seen of Yi Quan's Peng power.
Yi Quan Anniversary
VCD#1481 120th Anniversary Celebration
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This is a major piece. Here is a convocation of top Yi Quan practitioners all celebrating the 120th anniversary of Wang Xian Zhai. Among the participants is Wang's daughter, Wang Yu Fang who, though in a wheelchair, gives some spirited instruction. This is a unique experience for Yi Quan practitioners. Though all of it is in Chinese, there is a wealth of information here.

#1: Basically introductory, including attendees such as Di Guo Yong, Chen Zheng Zhong, Wu Bin and others. Comments by many such as Yu Yung Nian. Most of the remainder previews such things as group practice, paying respects to Master Wang, and other ceremonies of the conference.

#2: After a brief presentation by Mr. Huo Zhen Huan, the hall is filled with practitioners demonstrating standing practice, force exertion, boxing dance, push hands and light full contact sparring.

#3: A pretty wonderful VCD of daughter Wang Yu Fang talking about Yi Quan and giving instruction to such teachers as Li Quan You who demonstrates his skills; further seated instruction by Madam. Wang and comments by the elderly but sprightly Mi Jing Ke. Also Wang Laoshi performing lying down Yi Quan health exercises.

#4: Long discussion moderated by Wu Shi Jun: Wu Guo Zhong, Zhang Shu Xin, Cheng Yan,and Huo Zhen Huan.

#5: Instruction given by famous instructors Wei Yu Zhu, Wu Guo Zhong, then a general practice session with instructors like Cheng Ming and Wang Li Xin each showing their stuff through Push Hands and Yi Quan dance, finally a fascinating section with chair-bound Wang Yu Fang practicing just about everything including Push Hands .

Yi Quan MassageVCD#1531 Yi Quan Flowing Strength Massage
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Gong Li Fan You An Mo A Double VCD
Yi Quan is a martial system with a health component. This VCD demonstrates the basics of massage (AnMo). The routine covering TWO vcds is systematic and clear, really quite a well organized approach. If you have used martial massage these movements are very clear. An excellent summary.
Yi Quan Health RestorationVCD#1533 Restoring Health to the Handicapped
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This branch of Yi Quan, shared by many arts but almost lost in many more, shows the approach to handicaps and injuries using a combination of QiGong, massage, exercise and other strategies. Instructor Gao works directly on a handicapped patient and shows many methods all derived from Yi Quan. Much kudos to the brave patient who aids in the demonstration.
Yi Quan Primordial EnergyVCD#1534 Fostering Primordial Energy
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A major component of Yi Quan practice is the use of standing and stationary exercises. One might say this is the main concept that makes Yi Quan "Chinese". This VCD gives a wide variety of methods for meditative posturing and goes into more variations than normally shown such as lying on one's side, seated, lying on one's back, etc. In essence the point is that any one may indeed practice Yi Quan regardless of restrictions.
Yi Quan InjuriesVCD#1535 Torn Tendons & Broken Bones
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Recuperation after broken bones and torn tendons can certainly be aided by the proper exercises, massage and procedures. This shows Yi Quan's approach to this with an entire series of movements that move Qi and muscles. This is great for those who think that acupuncture is the totality of Chinese medicine. Nothing could be further from the truth and so many judgments are made on the efficacy of Chinese medicine when, in reality, only a thin slice of its range of options. This is the Chinese equivalent to Physical Therapy but, in many ways, is probably superior.
Yi Quan ApplicationsVCD#457 Yi Quan Applications
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With Li Quan You. No form here just straight applications. They all have the character of Yi Quan's directness and power. A good version with many applications of basic Yi Quan actions. Probably more information along these lines than any other single VCD we sell. Starts with and expands on Swimming Dragon actions. Shows some real skills.

Yi Quan Issue PowerVCD#118 Yi Quan Issue Power
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This is a disk on "Fa Li" or "issuing power" This phase of Yi Quan's (Mind Boxing) method concentrates on essential martial movements and the proper energy or power issued with their practice. A number of exercises lightly but definitely issue the correct actions for martial application. As is typical of Yi Quan the attempt is to strive for simplicity and motions that are natural yet truthful. This aspect of the training is more martially than health oriented but retains Yi Quan's directness and accessibility.
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Yi Quan Push HandsVCD#119 Yi Quan Push Hands
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This aspect of the training, known as "Tui Shou" after its T'ai Chi inspiration, is a series of partner movements that are good exercise and yet safe for two-person practice. These movements emphasize body alignment and subtlety of perception. They fit into Yi Quan's overall scheme beautifully and give partner's a chance to help one another to progress.

Yi Quan Free HandsVCD#120 Yi Quan Free Hands
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This aspect of the training, known as "San Shou" which implies "Free Hands" or applied self defense. This is a little more straight forward from the self defense standpoint that its sister method of "Tui Shou" or Push Hands. Yi Quan fighters surprised many people in the 1920's with their powerful showings in certain tournaments and, at the same time, their deceptively simple methods of training: right out of the heart of their mother system, Xing Yi.
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Yi Quan Single ActionsVCD#121 Yi Quan Single Actions
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In this disk the Yi Quan (Mind Boxing) is explored with single action movements. A number of exercises are given with details of structural considerations such as body and spinal alignment. Keeping to the Yi Quan philosophy of simplicity the actions are easy accomplished by the kind of essential movements that could be explored for a lifetime.
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Yi Quan Standing PracticeVCD#122 Yi Quan Standing Practice
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The basis of Yi Quan's practice lies in a series of standing postures where the student "relaxes while practicing, and practices while relaxing". Recalling its basis in the internal martial arts, Yi Quan starts with stance training that is dynamic and helps develop internal strength for both self defense and health aspects. It is here that health, martial practice and meditation meet.
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Yi Quan Testing StrengthVCD#123 Yi Quan Testing Strength
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In this DVD the Yi Quan (Mind Boxing) is explored with specific movements. A number of exercises are given with details of structural considerations and proper alignment for creating power. Keeping to the Yi Quan philosophy of simplicity the actions are easy accomplished by the kind of essential movements that could be explored for a lifetime.
See this series in DVD format with English subtitles.

Yi Quan Testing Strength

VCD#SO356 Yi Quan style Testing Strength
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This is unusual for us. To our jaded eyes Li Zhao Shan does not appear to have much talent or understanding. It just goes to show that strong styles can have weak practitioners. In this lecture/demonstration format in front of what looks like a revival meeting photo projection Li stumbles, grunts and generally shows a low level of competence. But as they say in the writing trade, some times you learn the most from others' bad writing. If you disagree mail us your opinion. We are always open to respectful dissent. Still, possibly useful for Yi Quan enthusiasts.

Yi Quan Standing Practice

VCD#1306so Yi Quan Standing Practice
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This method of Hun Yuan Primordial Chao Standing is an essential of Yi Quan practice. The two methods, health and fighting, differ not in form but in the Yi or intent of the method. The demonstrator for this series is Huang Jing Wen, a third generation practitioner.

NOTE: Since many Yi Quan instructional aids repeat the same sections, we are keeping this series as a SPECIAL ORDER. If you want it we will be happy to order it for you. Turn around time is probably about the same as normal orders.

Yi Quan  Shi LiVCD#1307so Yi Quan ShiLi
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The use and practice of power or force is a feature of Yi Quan training. The force is built from the standing postures then issued. If linked and spontaneous it takes, in some ways, the place of routines - which Yi Quan - doesn't have. Again, health and fighting use essentially the same structure with subtle differences. The demonstrator for this series is Huang Jing Wen, a third generation practitioner.

NOTE: Since many Yi Quan instructional aids repeat the same sections, we are keeping this series as a SPECIAL ORDER. If you want it we will be happy to order it for you. Turn around time is probably about the same as normal orders.

Yi Quan Fa Li

VCD#1308so Yi Quan FaLi
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Now that the power is built the force can be issued. In some ways this is the full flowering of the standing postures, issuing energy and checking to determine angle, structure and timing. The demonstrator for this series is Huang Jing Wen, a third generation practitioner.

NOTE: Since many Yi Quan instructional aids repeat the same sections, we are keeping this series as a SPECIAL ORDER. If you want it we will be happy to order it for you. Turn around time is probably about the same as normal orders.

Yi Quan Footwork Push Hands

VCD#1309so Yi Quan Footwork & Push Hands
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There is an old saying in Kung Fu that teaching body arts is far more difficult than striking arts. The footwork of Yi Quan: triangle, phoenix, circling and rubbing is explored here. From FaLi this is the natural progression to movement and stepping patterns.

NOTE: Since many Yi Quan instructional aids repeat the same sections, we are keeping this series as a SPECIAL ORDER. If you want it we will be happy to order it for you. Turn around time is probably about the same as normal orders.

Yi Quan Sparring

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Now that every aspect is trained the Yi Quan practitioner puts it all together into fighting techniques with applications to real situations. The direct result and culmination of the previous training which, for those interested only in health, can be modified and de-emphasized. The demonstrator for this series is Huang Jing Wen, a third generation practitioner. A Double VCD.

NOTE: Since many Yi Quan instructional aids repeat the same sections, we are keeping this series as a SPECIAL ORDER. If you want it we will be happy to order it for you. Turn around time is probably about the same as normal orders.