Xingyiquan drilling


I was going through the paces of recording the 5 Elements from the Hebei Xingyiquan warm up today. I moved onto drilling the punch bag I have hanging up in the studio and thought nothing of it. After ten minutes I realised that I’d removed a good few layers of skin on my middle knuckles.

Always wear your gloves

Wear your gloves when drilling.

I only took my gloves off for a minute and thought I’d have a go at demoing my little warm-up drilling from Xingyiquan on the bag. While it doesn’t look like much it puts a real downer on follow-up sessions on the punch bag and training with other people.


Certified Yizong Instructor Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Taijiquan with a background in external kung fu and western boxing.