Grandmaster Lin Xuan: Xingyi Six Harmony Fist (xingyi liuhequan形意六合拳)
Xingyi is another major internal art akin to Tai Chi, attributed to Grandmaster Ji Jike of the early Qing Dynasty. Based on traditional Chinese five element theory, Xingyi is popular as a military and police training method as well as a practice for longevity cultivation that creates inner peace. The Six Harmonies is another venerated martial method often associated with Xingyi, but also connected to other styles. It emphasizes the unification of the body and mind. Combined as Xingyi Six Harmony Fist, this is a powerful and unique practice for health and self defense.
Grandmaster Lin Xuan was born in 1911 in Santai County of Sichuan Province, China. He studied martial arts from childhood and rose to become one of China’s greatest masters.
The Legendary Grandmasters of China series showcases many of the leading elder grandmasters of China. The footage was collected from 1983 to 1986 during China’s National Martial Arts Survey. When the department in charge of this survey was shut down by the government, much of the data was lost. Fortunately, some footage was recovered and has been re-mastered to include new lesson material. Each form demonstrated by the Grandmasters is broken down for instructional purposes by leading contemporary practitioners of these styles. TC Media is proud to present these historic videos in order to preserve the legacy of these extraordinary Grandmasters.