Just a late-night thought, subject to further review and revision: yiquan combines:
- Xingyiquan’s aggression;
- Taijiquan’s softness, and ‘attack-to-uproot’ approach;
- Baguazhang’s ‘get behind them and attack the weak spot’ philosophy (though from a ‘spin them around’ POV rather than ‘step behind them’).
In addition, it’s like nothing else in teaching full-body power.
You’ll guess that I had a good class today.
Man, yiquan rocks.