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Xing Yi is a vast and subtle martial art, whose roots were forged on the ancient battlefields during China's feudal era. Firmly based on spear methods, the art evolved over many generations - where its masters added the fighting strategies of animals to use as a means of defeating any opposing enemies.
These tried and tested strategies are still going strong in the arts practice today, and the animal Xings (characters) which were added to Xing Yi's syllabus all of those years ago are still living through the arts modern practitioners.
This book takes you on an in-depth study of one of Xing Yi's fundamental fighting strategies, which is the fascinating methods of She Xing, or Snake. Two different Snakes are studied within the art of Xing Yi, which are the Constrictor and the Viper, where their characters are embodied to use as a very robust fighting strategy. Both of these animal strategies are looked at in the pages of this book, as well as a range of Xing Yi's other fundamental concepts.
This is a must have book for anyone who has an interest in Xing Yi in particular, or martial arts in general, and who would like to explore the fighting strategy of snakes within a martial context.