SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH
AFTERNOON EVENT: XINGYIQUAN STRIKING, QINNA, & CLINCH WORK
SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH @ 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM (15 MIN BREAK) PRECEDED BY AN OPTIONAL GROUP LUNCH
After our morning session, where the five primary energies of Xingyi element-based strikes are introduced, this session will go into the function of these strikes & their power mechanics in combat & self-defense. Xia's experience in pushing hands, free sparring, sanda, & as an amateur MMA fighter will be utilized to show the real-life application of this art against non-compliant opponents. Beyond the idea of "fists" for striking, Xia will go into great detail on the body's structural alignments and the internal organization of the joints and muscle groups. This session will cover a variety of ranges, and offer the participants a chance to work with various partners to feel this art's prowess.
Striking & blocking simultaneously is the first aspect of this art. But in this workshop, we will also cover how grabbing and holding can both be functional and countered using these basic movements when applied correctly. Beyond hand-fighting (an important aspect of most Chinese martial arts), being aware of how each movement can be utilized no matter the opponent's attempts to gain superior position is one of the most beneficial and complementary skills one can take home from this workshop. The final stage of discussion for combat function will be clinch work, as Xia demonstrates and blends the principles of Taijiquan, Taiyiquan & Yiquan concepts with Xingyi's foundational movements to control the clinch and freely mix striking and grabbing to overwhelm and confuse the opponent.
This workshop will not be full-contact, but those wishing to train aggressively are encouraged to bring safety gear and work with others that are like-minded. Our drills will be presented in a controlled fashion, but everyone should aware of their own comfort zone and safety at all times. The goal of this workshop is not to try hurting people with new techniques, but to learn to control the opponent and create advantageous opportunities for ending the conflict.
WORKSHOP FEATURES: Five Element Fist Review, Footwork Functional Use, Striking-While-Blocking Training, Two-Hand Combat Method, Joint Manipulation (Qinna), Self-Defense & Combat Functions, Fighting From the Clinch, Strategies with Combat Theory, Hands on Work with Xia, and Q&A.
Xia will work hands on with everyone in attendance, but disrespectful or distasteful attitudes will be cause for dismissal from the workshop.
Xia takes Grand Championship at tournament with Wudang Taiyi Fuhuquan, "Tiger-Taming Fist," the Level III Xingyiquan formset for "pouncing & seizing."