Emeiquan

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Emeiquan
峨嵋拳
Also known as Emei-men, Emei-pai, Emei-shan-pai, Omei-quan, Ngo-mei-chuan, Nia Mi Puai (Vietnamese), Emei fist[1]
Focus Striking
Country of origin China China
Creator Unknown
Parenthood Southern Chinese martial arts, Wudangquan, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Tai chi, Nanquan
Olympic sport No

Emeiquan is a style of Chinese martial art. Mount Emei, in Sichuan Province is one of the major Martial Mountains, known for its swiftness and flexibility.[2] A wide range of Kung Fu styles have originated from this place.[3][4] Since the Emei mountain range is renowned for its abundant wildlife, Emei Quan is famous for its animal styles, most particularly monkey style and its unique Southern styles.[5]

Emeiquan combines both internal (from Wudangquan, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang and Tai chi) and external (from Nanquan) practices.[2] Low stable stances with little hopping are characteristic of this style. Jumps are executed very lightly and quickly and its movements are very diverse. Many of its most effective techniques are derived from the use of the wrist.[5]

Styles[edit]

Among the locals, there are a variety of Emeiquan styles such as:-[2]

  • Yumenquan
  • Baimeiquan
  • Huamenquan
  • Hamaquan (toad boxing)
  • Hudiequan (butterfly boxing)
  • Panhuaquan
  • Huangshanquan (eel boxing)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gabrielle Habersetzer & Roland Habersetzer (2004). Encyclopédie technique, historique, biographique et culturelle des arts martiaux de l'Extrême-Orient. Editions Amphora. ISBN 2-8518-0660-2. 
  2. ^ a b c Guangxi Wang (2012). Chinese Kung Fu. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-5211-8664-1. 
  3. ^ Chung Tan (2015). Himalaya Calling. World Scientific. ISBN 1-9381-3460-5. 
  4. ^ Adam Yuet Chau (2010). Religion in Contemporary China: Revitalization and Innovation. Routledge. ISBN 1-1368-9226-5. 
  5. ^ a b Sensei/Renshi Nathan Chlumsky (2015). Inside Kungfu: Chinese Martial Arts Encyclopedia. Lulu.com. ISBN 1-3291-1942-8.