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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:

  1. Pi quan, which is usually translated literally as chopping fist, but is better understood as thrust palm
  2. Zuan quan, or spiral fist
  3. Beng quan, or crushing fist
  4. Pao quan, or cannon fist
  5. Heng quan, with two versions, diagonal fist and horizontal chop

These five elemental fists correspond to the following five elemental processes:

  1. Metal
  2. Water
  3. Wood
  4. Fire
  5. Earth

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