Shang Style Xing Yi by Li Wen-Bin

Xing Yi Five Element Kung FuThis is a large name in Xing Yi studies. This translation of a book by top stylist of the Shang school of Xing Yi is one of the most in-depth discussions on the art that we have seen. Nicely translated it goes beyond simple instruction into topics of origins, who wrote what, what does it mean? etc. It demonstrates the four major weapons and the common two open-handed five element sets. Breakdowns are huge and detailed. Discussion openly compares styles without being petty. One of the best we’ve seen in quite a while and highly considered in China.

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