Introduction to Xing Yi Quan (形意拳) Workshop


· Richmond, BC

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Introduction to Xing Yi Quan (形意拳) Workshop

Xing Yi Quan is a style of martial art originating from 18th century Northern China. It is characterized by its emphasis on coordinating the entire body with ones intention (意). Xing Yi Quan is known for its aggressive movement, and for its overwhelming, explosive power.

The fundamentals of Xing Yi Quan consists of the Five Elements Fists(五行拳) - Pi (Metal), Beng (Wood), Zuan (Water), Pao (Fire), and Heng (Earth).

Additional forms, such as the Xing Yi Twelve Animals (形意十二形), further elaborate and expand upon the Five Element Fists.

The workshop will focus on the Five Elements Fists, including their execution, variations and combinations, as well as fundamental footwork routines, such as the Nine Palaces Stepping(九宫步).


Born and raised in Hong Kong, Nelson Ma (馬章英) has been practicing Chinese martial arts from a very young age, having learned local styles from members of his own family.

Nelson was fortunate enough to have found and learned from several different masters who were born in the late 19th and early 20th century. This blessing gave him a glimpse of the old Chinese Kung Fu before its development into modern Wushu.

Nelson adheres to the training, teaching, and methods of the old masters without alteration; preserving the traditional essence of Chinese Kung Fu. He has learned various different styles including Liuhebafa (六合八法), which is from the lineage of Chan Yi Yan (陳亦人) and Wan Tin Hung (尹天雄).

Nelson holds regular classes in Coquitlam; teaching Liuhebafa, Xinyi (形意拳). And Miao Dao(苗刀). His basic training consists of various Jibengong to help prepare his students for further, in-depth martial arts practices.

November 11, 2019
Time: 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Venue: Suite #360 - 8191 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC, V6X 1A7
Fee: CAD150.00

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