Xin Yi Squatting monkey basics

Xin Yi (also called Xin Yi Quan) is the oldest of the ‘internal’ martial arts, and possibly something of a precursor to Taijiquan. It was certainly the precursor to XingYi Quan.

There are numerous different regional and family styles of Xin Yi. The basic exercise used to develop the body in the Dai family version of Xin Yi is known as Squatting Monkey. Here Xin Yi practitioner Steve Chan goes through the basics of the exercise. It’s a fascinating look into the fundamentals of ‘internal’ movement.


3 thoughts on “Xin Yi Squatting monkey basics

  1. Another really great video, Graham. The amount of detail and the organization of the explanation and demonstration is excellent . . . this is the first video these guys have done? They obviously have a lot of experience to draw on. Squatting Monkey is definitely worth practicing. I have some experience with some variants, but I learned a lot today from the way they present the work. Again, thanks for putting this on your blog.

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