Favorite Xing-Yi Weapon?

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    Hey, fellow martial artists! It's been a while since I posted on here (life and work demand attention), but I have a question for those who especially train in Xing-Yi/Hsing-I. Out of all the weapon forms you've trained in, which one is your personal favorite: the spear, the jian, the staff, or the dao?
     
  2. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    There are not a lot of Xingyiquan folks here

    5 elements Staff and 5 elements spear. I am not a fan of the jian in any style but I do like the dao, however I have never trained a Xingyi Dao form.

    There are a lot of Xingyiquan weapons, but many are rare these days
     
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    my favorite would have to be the dao. i got 2 dao forms with the niuweidao. one of my favorite parts of the dao forms is how the techniques flows. one technique after another. constantly moving and turning in different directions.
     
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    I maybe wrong but I have heard that some xingyi lineage include iron chop stick forms

    Anyone have experience with this?
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    No experience with it and I am not sure what that is, but I do know some Xingyi lineages include needles like you can also see in Bagua
     
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    It is main from the Dai lineage I believe



    If the link works, the iron chopstick form starts around the 47:40 mark

    Followed by the judges pen, which I believe are shorter and if the same as bagua have a rotating ring on them
     
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    My apologies it would seem it is a xinyi rather than xing yi lineage

    Still a nice form :)
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Dai is Xinyi no doubt, but you are not that far off, Dai Xinyi is where Xingyiquan comes from.
     

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