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XIAO Style Nei-Jia Boxing

Xiao style claims to have many antecedents and resources. On the Tai Chi side it combines Hao (Wu) and Yang styles and Mr. Xiao is actually a fifth generation representative of the Yang branch. Other influences include TongBei, Xing Yi, and both Cheng and Yin styles of BaGua. Xiao style as exhibited here revolves around a core of Tai Chi actions which are supplemented with health and power issuing exercises. Some of this additional training structure should be adopted by more Tai Chi instructors. An interesting hybrid.    

Demonstrator: Xiao Tie-Seng 

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Xiao inernal Kung Fu Post Heaven methodsVCD#651 Xiao style Post Heaven Methods
About 1 Hour, VCD pricing, Chinese Only
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Hou Tian Fa. This is a short, very direct form about Power Issuance using the very essential movements such as punch and elbow stike. The main thrust of this branch of the Xiao style is its connection with Tai Chi. Seen from that angle it does give an extraordinarily in depth dissection of the elements of Tai Chi. This short form and very slight applications all center around the breakdowns and power exercises of each formal section. Much emphasis on elbows and other short hand methods.
Xiao inernal Kung Fu Large Frame Tai ChiVCD#653 Xiao style Large Frame Tai Chi
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The large frame version of Xiao Tai Chi. Neither Yang nor Hao but something with a definite flavor for this particular style. Many moves are recognizable and all the salient points of Tai Chi are respected. An interesting disk to the following: those interested in Xiao style of course; those searching down "hidden strands" of the Tai Chi story; and those who are doing research.
Triple VCD.
Xiao inernal Kung Fu San SHouVCD#655 Xiao style 30 San Shou
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A number of small fighting routines of two to six moves each. These are strings of fa chin and practical motions. They entire approach somewhat resembles XingYi's animal lines though these San Shou are not constructed exactly the same. There are demonstrations of some of the move applied to self defense. A few really nice ideas to understand how Tai Chi might be applied.
Xiao inernal Kung Fu Small Frame Tai ChiVCD#656 Xiao style Small Frame Tai Chi
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This is indeed a small frame set. Based onboth Hao and Yang styles, it also contains some elements often kept to higher levels of each style. On the Repulse Monkey, for example, it shares elements of energy work with the Yang Fast set. The basic structure of the set is that of the better known styles with a blending of numerous Tai Chi sources and styles. Breakdowns are given and the set is roughly the equivalent of the Long Set of either style.
Double VCD
Xiao inernal Kung Fu 9 Small HeavensVCD#657 Xiao style Nine Small Heavens
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Actually Nine Small Heavens is a reasonably famous form though rarely seen. It derives from a style of the same name with a special emphasis on elbow work. This is an unusual form with a combination of fluid movements such as circle walking combined with focused short motions. Few kicks, mostly arm work with some difficult flexibility actions such as sitting cross legged positions with torso twists. The majority of the moves are pretty conservative.
Xiao inernal Kung Fu Old Style Tai ChiVCD#658 Xiao style Old Frame Tai Chi
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The "old" frame version of Xiao Tai Chi. The emphasis here is on "natural movement". The form is very similar to the others of the style with movements that are more conservative but not entirely "small frame". Soft and fluid the actions link together more easily than others of the style. Some applications shown.
Triple VCD.
Xiao inernal Kung Fu 13 Zong ShiVCD#659 Xiao style 13 Zong Shih
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One way to define the difference between normal strength training and that of Kung Fu is that rather than employing isolation exercises that strengthen Kung Fu works to concentrate the power on a single spot. Zong Shih is total power that flows together - a concept used in all styles. This is a series of Fa Chin or power issuance exercises with just that type of integration in mind.
Xiao inernal Kung Fu Wu Dang HealthVCD#660 Xiao style Wu Dang Health Exercises
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Stay young and fit by stretching, lifting and waving. These are martially inspired exercises of a wide range. Many could be performed by anyone. Some are not so simple. Mostly they resolved to single actions with the entire body engaged in the perfomance. Very little Fa Chin, mostly slow, controlled movement.
Xiao inernal Kung Fu Tai Chi SwordVCD#661 Xiao style Tai Chi Sword
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This set is definitely based on tthe well known Yang Style 13 Method Tai Chi sword. There are many elaborations here and additional moves. But the structure of the set is still there. Some nice interpretations and many moves have been expanded to have more meaning than in the standard, simpler version.