Qi Family Tongbeiquan (also called "Old Qi Branch") is probably the oldest of all three branches of the style. Tongbei is a rare style of Chinese martial art from mainland China. There's very little of it around outside China, which is usually a good sign, as rare styles haven't had the chance to be watered down or commericalised for consumption by the masses. There are various different styles of Tongbei Quan. One particular style is Baiyuan Tongbei, which means'White Ape Tongbei', which uses the character of the long armed Chinese ape (which belongs to the Gibbon family) in much the same way that XingYi uses animal Xings (litterally 'shapes', or characters) to express a fighting method. Modern history of tongbeiquan usually starts from Qi Xian, habitant of Zhejiang province. In the beginning of XIX century he studied from daoist Lu Yunqing. His son Qi Taichang moved to Beijing, reformed the teaching of his father and created a new version of the style. past there existed "laoqipai" ("version of old Qi") and "Shaoqipai" ("version of young Qi"). In Tongbei Quan; it is the "mind" or "feeling" of the white ape that is emphasized, rather than imitation of the external physical movements. This is called "study the internal feelings, not the external movements.
This is a Kung Fu training video on Qi Style Tongbei Quan (5/11): 72 Combat Skill & Application lectured by famous master Shan Changwen.
Master Shan Changwen is president of Martial Arts Association of Anshan City and famous expert of the style. And it is going to be an splendid experience to learn 72 Combat Skill & Application from professional Kung Fu master Shan Changwen.
Although the instruction in this video is given in Chinese Mandarin and NO English subtitles provided. That is not a major problem as the teachers are of the highest caliber and the demonstrations are clear. Handworks and Footworks are clearly demonstrated with master’s well structured instructions. Each of the important movements are given repeatedly with slow motion camera slots. For people who DOES NOT speak Chinese, it is also a beneficial Kung Fu reference.
Note: As stated above, English subtitle is NOT included in this video. If you think language will be a problem for you, we would not recommend video. Should you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact us. NO refund or exchange allowed because of this reason.
Lecturer: Shan Changwen
Language Speaking: Chinese
Subtitle: Chinese only
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