View Full Version : what are the similiarities and differences between the Hebei and shanxi styles of Hsing-I?
06-07-2001, 03:57 PM
It seems to me that while both use five element and animal techniques, Hebei places a stronger emphasis on the elements, while Shanxi places a stronger emphasis on the animals. What are other similiarities and differences between these two styles? Thank you for any insight that you could give me concerning this topic.
06-07-2001, 06:34 PM
- Hebei styles emphasize San Ti training more than the Shanxi styles
- The Shanxi system is 'softer' and evassive than the Hebei style, while Hebei is more direct to the attack and more 'percussive'
- Shanxi forms contain more movements than those of Hebei
There's a lot of differences (Most of them invisible to the untrained eye).
Mendacem Oportet Esse Memorem
06-07-2001, 07:02 PM
Phantom, this link lists some differences. What i found interesting is that the Shan-xi style uses more fah-jing(chi).
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