Xingyiquan--Twelve Animals


A continuation course in the theory and practice of Xingyiquan (Hsing Yi Ch'uan). It is one of the three great systems of Wu Dang Internal Arts, along with Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) and Baguazhang (Ba Gua Chang). The purpose of these exercises is to help students gain bodily strength, balance, flexibility, peace of mind, relaxation, and improved circulation. Xingyiquan may also be used for self-defense; it features straightforward defense techniques, with specialization of upper-body movements. Students should wear loose-fitting clothing and sneakers. Readings in Daoist texts are assigned, along with readings on the history, philosophy, and technique of this art. Prerequisite: U31 238 or instructor's permission. Students admitted to the Certificate in Somatic Studies must take this course for a letter grade. Students may enroll no more than two times.
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Section 31

Xingyiquan--Twelve Animals
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