One of China’s Best Known Martial Arts Masters…
Master Di Guoyong is a legendary Beijing Wushu master and the World’s leading authority on the internal martial arts of Xingyi Quan and Bagua Zhang. He has published numerous articles and books and DVD titles as well as traveling overseas to conduct seminars.
In this trailer for our Masters Series, Di Guoyong is teaching a class in Beijing. The location, in the car park of a commercial building, may seem strange for those who have not trained in the martial arts in China. However, it is very common in China to practice outside, especially in major cities where space is at a premium. Master Di Guoyong also teaches in a local park near his home.
Master Di Guoyong is accompanied in this class by one of his close students, Byron Jacobs. Xingyi Quan, Bagua Zhang and Tai Chi are generally categorized as an Internal Style of Wushu or Nei Jia Quan, which share the Chinese concepts of Yin and Yang and the five elements. The forms of Xingyi Quan are based on the 12 animal, including Dragon, Tiger, Rooster, Monkey, to name a few. Like most Chinese martial arts, Xingyi Quan is associated with a weapon, in this case, the spear.
Visit our Masters Series to download the full length movie, with teaching and interviews by Master Di Guoyong.