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Also known asEmei-men, Emei-pai, Emei-shan-pai, Omei-quan, Ngo-mei-chuan, Nia Mi Puai (Vietnamese), Emei fist[1]
Country of originChina China
ParenthoodSouthern Chinese martial arts, Wudangquan, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Tai chi, Nanquan
Olympic sportNo

Emeiquan is a group of Chinese martial arts from Mount Emei in Sichuan Province, one of the major "Martial Mountains". It is known for its swiftness and flexibility.[2] Folklore and literary fiction associates it with women. Emeiquan encompasses a wide range of systems,[3][4] and is known for its animal-based fighting methods owing to the abundant wildlife of the mountain range, 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. 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]


Systems under the Emeiquan category include the following.[2]

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

See also[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.