Xian Tian Palm Methods

Xian Tian Palm Methods

The emphasis on the Xian Tian/Tien, or the pre-heaven palm set, is to learn to move properly, cultivate chi and build up the body. It this way it resembles Tai Chi practice, but it is more physically dynamic and demanding. Once you integrate the correct principals of movement you can see how your opponent moves and the gaps in their movement. The Art of War states that if you know youself and know your opponent you need not fear 100 battles, the circle walking in our school is to know yourself.

The circle walking practice is great for developing footwork and balance, it moves at different heights and directions turning in and out of the circle. Sometimes this set is called the swimming dragon palms, some of the palms have animal skills, tiger, dragon, snake, swallow and horse. The Xian Tian palms are best learned in a gradual progression starting from zhang zhaung.

 

 

 


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