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Traditional Chinese 輕功
Simplified Chinese 轻功
Literal meaning light skill

Qinggong[1] is a technique in Chinese martial arts.

Its use has been exaggerated in wuxia fiction, where martial artists have the ability to move swiftly and lightly at superhuman speed, perform gravity-defying moves such as gliding on water surfaces, scaling high walls, and mounting trees.[citation needed]

In some wuxia and martial arts films containing elements of wire fu, qinggong stunts are simulated by the actor or stuntman suspending himself from wires.[citation needed]

In traditional Baguazhang training, qinggong is involved. The practitioner runs up a plank supported against a wall. The gradient of the plank is increased gradually over time as his training progresses.[2]

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  1. ^ Timofeevich, etc all; Andrew Timofeevich; Jin Yi Ming; Guo Cui Ya (2007). Lian Gong Mi Jue: Secret Methods of Acquiring External and Internal Mastery. Lulu.com. ISBN 1-84753-371-X. 
  2. ^ Lutang, Cartmell,; Sun Lutang; Tim Cartmell (2003). A Study of Taijiquan. North Atlantic Books. p. 25. ISBN 1-55643-462-6.