Yi Quan is one of China’s martial arts, which is also well known as the “fist of the mind”; essentially similar to Yiquan is Dacheng Quan.
Qi Yuan, the martial art of China Qi Yuan, sometimes referred to as Dacheng Quan, is a relatively young martial art that Wang Xiangzhai created in the 1920s. Initially, he was looking for the best combat experts of the time to be able to understand the essence of boxing. Subsequently, he created a new type of art in which he ruled out everything unimportant and replaced it with techniques and techniques that gave the fastest possible effect. Over time, special approaches appeared in the newly created system, dominating its components.
To strengthen the importance of consciousness, both in training and in battle, he called the art of Yi Quan created by him, consisting of two words – “And” – this is consciousness, intention, and also “quan” – a fist. The new name came
about by removing the Xin component from the name of the martial arts of Xingyiquan – the basic martial arts in creating Yiquan. In addition, Taijiquan Wu Hao and his techniques also greatly influenced the new martial arts. Wang Xiangzhai considered Yiquan martial arts not only as a practical martial art or an effective gymnastics system, and secretly taught the martial components of style to a few close students.
Martial Arts Development
Wang Xiangzhai had a ton of opportunities to test Yiquan as a fighting style. The founder of this style believed that the existing martial arts schools are inferior and lead students away from the goal. Wang Xiangzhai did not hide his views when, in Beijing, at the end of the 30s of the last century, he openly issued all the masters in various martial arts in order to exchange ideas and learn from each other. The open call had no shortage of rivals. Anyone who wanted to fight Wang Xiangzhai had to first defeat one of his most successful students — however, no one could. Yiquan soon already had a reputation as a very effective martial art, and later it became known about its health benefits. During this period, Wang Xiangzhai decided to change the name of Yiquan, as a limiting opinion of art, to a new one. All his students, and then the public, began to call martial arts Dacheng Quan, which means the Fist of Great Achievements. The founder of the style, after some resistance, changed the name to a new one. In the end, he still called his style Yiquan, more suited to his martial arts.
Yiquan training helps students to develop a very strong internal effort, to maintain and restore health and develop superpower, and when reaching the highest levels of mastery, “formless strength” is attained.
Ancient techniques used in Yiquan make it possible to turn on the subconscious mechanisms of the human psyche, which are aimed both at self-healing and at improving the energetic state of students.
The wisdom of this martial art is capable of destruction, but it is created for creation.
The full course of study is divided into 7 steps:
the pillar work of Zhang Zhuang;
Shi-Li strength test is a complex of simple exercises necessary to control your body and its strength in movement – i.e. allows you to learn how to apply the internal effort of a person;
Mo Tsa Bu Friction step – this step studies how to maintain the connection and strength of the whole body and the strength of the whole body in the process of moving;
ejection of Fa-Li Force – studies how to “throw out” the force of the body, using not physical force, but internal force in any given direction and any part of the body;
pushing Hands Tui Shaw – reminiscent of Pushing Hands in Taijiquan, but has specific features;
Shi-Shen Voice test – teaches you how to increase the power output of an internal force by shouting.
The Sunshine Martial Practice is sparring.
In the process of all education, students must fulfill the basic principle – “Use consciousness, not force”.