Pao Quan - Canon Fist | fire element
The photo above, top left, is a posture from one of the five short fist forms practiced in the internal martial art of Xingyiquan, called Pao Chuan or Canon Fist. In the system of Five Elements/Phases theory of Chinese Medicine, it is the physical representation of the Fire Element.
Xingyiquan - brother art to Taijiquan
San Ti Shi - trinity stance
Above, Spring 2002 Taipei, Taiwan - Hsin Beitou hot springs garden. Joseph holding Xingyiquan's signature posture called "San Ti Shi" or "trinity stance."
Summer 2000, Boulder Colorado, Joseph learning a Xingyiquan fighting application from Master Luo De Xiu.