For three weeks this October and November, we were very fortunate to have Master Di Guoyong come from China to teach us Xing Yi Quan. Xing Yi Quan is an internal Chinese martial art known for its swift and crushing power, and it is considered one of the three main internal arts alongside Taiji Quan and Ba Gua Zhang. Master Di is the president of the Xing Yi Research Association and is thus one of the foremost authorities in the world in teaching Xing Yi Quan.
Master Di held three detailed weekend seminars, which covered basics and issuing power, post standing, the Five Fists, the Linking Fist form, the Twelve Animals forms, the Eight Skills form, and the Wu Xin Pao partner fist form. On the weeknights in between, he taught our Xing Yi classes. Overall, Master Di's classes were very informative and helpful, and his teaching was clear and energetic, even before translation. Master Di plans to come back next year, and we all look forward to his return.