FIVE ELEMENT CONTINUOUS FIST OF XINGYIQUAN
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The five elemental fists are linked together to for a fundamental Xingyiquan set called Xingyiquan Five Element Continuous fist, or Xing Yi Wu Xing Lian Huan Quan, in Chinese.
The five elemental fists are as follows:
- Pi quan, which is usually translated literally as chopping fist, but is better understood as thrust palm
- Zuan quan, or spiral fist
- Beng quan, or crushing fist
- Pao quan, or cannon fist
- Heng quan, with two versions, diagonal fist and horizontal chop
These five elemental fists correspond to the following five elemental processes:
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