五行生克 – Five Elements creative and destructive form

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There are two main principles for how two elements relates to one another. A certain element creates another and the same element destroys/controls another.

The creative cycle

  1. Metal creates water
  2. Water creates wood
  3. Wood creates fire
  4. Fire creates earth
  5. Earth creates metal

The destructive cycle

  1. Metal destroys wood
  2. Fire destroys metal
  3. Water destroys fire
  4. Earth destroys water
  5. Wood destroys earth
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Five element creative and destructive form
(Wu Xing Sheng Ke Quan)

The creatice and destructive form is a way to show how the creation and destruction of the five elements can work in practice. It is important to remember that this is a very good example but is just an example. Once we have reached the level of the ability to express all five elements in each movement we are completely free to create and destroy anything and leaves the boundaries of fixed series of movements and forms.


 

  1. Trinity stance – San Ti Shi
  2. Rear beng quan – Ao Bu Beng Quan
  3. Front beng quan – Shun bu beng quan
  4. Pao Quan
  5. Inward block – Jie Zhou
  6. Step back with chop – Tui bu pi
  7. Step back with chop – Tui bu pi
  8. Step forward with chop – Shang bu pi quan
  9. Shift step with zuan quan – Huanbu Zuan Quan
  10. Front beng quan – Shun bu beng quan
  11. Rear beng quan – Ao Bu Beng Quan
  12. Turn around – Hui Shen
  13. Wild cat climbs up the tree – Li Mao Shang Shu
  14. Wild cat climbs down the tree – Li Mao Dao Shang Shu
  15. Step forward with rear beng quan – Shang bu beng quan
  16. Green dragon leaves the water – Qing long chu shui
  17. Closing – Shou Shi

Five element creative and destructive pair form
(Wu Xing Sheng Ke Dui Lian)

Person A Person B
1 Trinity stance – San Ti Shi Trinity stance – San Ti Shi
2 Rear beng quan – Ao Bu Beng Quan Slide back with chop – Tui bu pi
3 Front beng quan – Shun bu beng quan Forward step with chop – Shang bu pi quan
4 Pao Quan Changestep with drill – Huanbu Zuan Quan
5 Inward block of elbow – Jie Zhou Front beng quan – Shun bu beng quan
6 Step back with chop – Tui bu pi Rear beng quan – Ao bu beng quan
7 Trinity stance – San Ti Shi Trinity stance – San Ti Shi
8 Closure – Shou Shi Closure – Shou Shi