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Xing Yi Quan

Style of Martial Arts
xíng yì quán
ke i ken
Xing Yi Quan Scroll

形意拳 is the title for the Xingyiquan style/form of Chinese martial arts involving explosive linear movements.

Some translate this as "shape-of-the-mind fist".

While pronunciation has never changed in Chinese, the old romanization was "Hsing I Chuan". This romanization for 形意拳 is still used in Taiwan.

This term is used in some Japanese martial arts circles where it's romanized from Japanese as keīken, keiiken, or keiken.

Five Elements Tai Chi Fist

wǔ xíng tài jí quán
go gyou tai kyoku ken
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll

五行太極拳 is a certain school or style of Tai Chi (Taiji).

The characters literally mean "Five Elements Tai Chi Fist".

Notes:
In Taiwan, it would be Romanized as "Wu Hsing Tai Chi Chuan" - see the standard Mandarin method above in the gray box (used in mainland China and the official Romanization used by the Library of Congress).

The last three characters are sometimes translated as "Grand Ultimate Fist", so the whole thing can be "Five Elements Grand Ultimate Fist" if you wish.

I have not confirmed the use of this title in Korean but if it is used, it's probably only by martial arts enthusiasts. The pronunciation is correct as shown above for Korean.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Xing Yi Quan形意拳ke i ken / keikenxíng yì quán
xing2 yi4 quan2
xing yi quan
xingyiquan
hsing i ch`üan
hsingichüan
hsing i chüan
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist五行太極拳
五行太极拳
go gyou tai kyoku ken
gogyoutaikyokuken
go gyo tai kyoku ken
gogyotaikyokuken
wǔ xíng tài jí quán
wu3 xing2 tai4 ji2 quan2
wu xing tai ji quan
wuxingtaijiquan
wu hsing t`ai chi ch`üan
wuhsingtaichichüan
wu hsing tai chi chüan
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

see styles
xíng / xing2
hsing
 kata(p);gata / かた(P);がた
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
mold; type; style; model
(1) model; type (e.g. of machine, goods, etc.); (n,n-suf) (2) (がた when a suffix) (See 朝型) type; style; pattern; (3) mold (mould); template; model; (4) kata (standard form of a movement, posture, etc. in martial arts, sport, etc.); (5) form (i.e. customary procedure); (6) size (i.e. clothing, shoes); (7) inch (in diagonal display size); (8) (obscure) (See 品種・2) (taxonomical) form

see styles
xìng / xing4
hsing
 sachi(p);kou;saki(ok) / sachi(p);ko;saki(ok) / さち(P);こう;さき(ok)
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
fortunate; lucky
(1) good luck; fortune; happiness; (2) (さち only) (See 海の幸,山の幸) harvest; yield; (given name) Rei
exactly

see styles
xīng / xing1
hsing
 hoshi / ほし
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
star; heavenly body; satellite; small amount
(1) star (usu. not including the Sun); planet (usu. not including Earth); heavenly body; (2) star (glyph, symbol, shape); (3) star (actor, player, etc.); (4) small dot; spot; fleck; (5) star point (in go); hoshi; intersection marked with a dot; (6) (slang) (police slang) perp; perpetrator; mark; offender; suspect; (7) bullseye; (8) (See 九星) one's star (that determines one's fate); one's fortune; (9) {sumo} point; score; (surname) Hotsu
Tara, a star; the 25th constellation consisting of stars in Hydra; a spark.

五行

see styles
wǔ xíng / wu3 xing2
wu hsing
 gogyou / gogyo / ごぎょう
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
five phases of Chinese philosophy: wood 木, fire 火, earth 土, metal 金, water 水
(1) (See 五大・ごだい・1) the five elements (in Chinese philosophy: wood, fire, earth, metal and water); the five phases; wu xing; (2) {Buddh} five practices of the Bodhisattvas; (3) (See 六信五行) the five pillars of Islam; (surname, given name) Gogyou
The five lines of conduct. I. According to the 起信論 Awakening of Faith they are almsgiving; keeping the commandments; patience under insult; zeal or progress; meditation. II. According to the 涅槃經 Nirvana Sutra they are saintly or bodhisattva deeds; arhat, or noble deeds; deva deeds; children's deeds (i. e. normal good deeds of men, devas, and Hinayanists); sickness conditions, e. g. illness, delusion, etc.; — into all these lines of conduct and conditions a Bodhisattva enters. III. The five elements, or tanmātra— wood, fire, earth, metal, and water; or earth, water, ire, air, and ether (or space) as taught by the later Mahāyāna philosophy; idem 五大; five practices

人性

see styles
rén xìng / ren2 xing4
jen hsing
 jinsei / jinse / じんせい
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
human nature; humanity; human; the totality of human attributes
human nature; instinct; humanity; humanism

修行

see styles
xiū xíng / xiu1 xing2
hsiu hsing
 shugyou(p);sugyou(ok) / shugyo(p);sugyo(ok) / しゅぎょう(P);すぎょう(ok)
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
to devote oneself to spiritual development (esp. Buddhism or Daoism); to devote oneself to perfecting one's art or craft
(noun/participle) (1) {Buddh} ascetic practices; (noun/participle) (2) training; practice; discipline; study; (personal name) Nobuyuki
caryā, conduct; to observe and do; to end one's ways; to cultivate oneself in right practice; be religious, or pious; to carry out or perform

反省

see styles
fǎn xǐng / fan3 xing3
fan hsing
 hansei / hanse / はんせい
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
to reflect upon oneself; to examine one's conscience; to question oneself; to search one's soul
(noun/participle) (1) reflection; reconsideration; introspection; meditation; contemplation; (noun/participle) (2) regret; repentance; remorse; being sorry

土星

see styles
tǔ xīng / tu3 xing1
t`u hsing / tu hsing
 dosei / dose / どせい
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
Saturn (planet)
Saturn (planet)
賒乃以室折羅 Śanaiścara. Saturn. Śani, the Hindu ruler of the planet, was "identified with the planet itself ".[Eitel.]

幸福

see styles
xìng fú / xing4 fu2
hsing fu
 koufuku / kofuku / こうふく
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
happiness; happy; blessed
(noun or adjectival noun) happiness; well-being; joy; welfare; blessedness; (surname, female given name) Shiawase

幸運


幸运

see styles
xìng yùn / xing4 yun4
hsing yün
 yoshikazu / よしかず
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
fortunate; lucky; fortune; luck
(noun or adjectival noun) good luck; fortune; (given name) Yoshikazu

彈性


弹性

see styles
tán xìng / tan2 xing4
t`an hsing / tan hsing
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
flexibility; elasticity

性感

see styles
xìng gǎn / xing4 gan3
hsing kan
 seikan / sekan / せいかん
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
sex appeal; eroticism; sexuality; sexy
(noun - becomes adjective with の) sexual feelings

悟性

see styles
wù xìng / wu4 xing4
wu hsing
 gosei / gose / ごせい
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
perception; wits; power of understanding; comprehension
wisdom; understanding

旅行

see styles
lǚ xíng / lu:3 xing2
hsing
 ryokou / ryoko / りょこう
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
to travel; journey; trip; CL:趟[tang4],次[ci4],個|个[ge4]
(noun/participle) travel; trip; journey; excursion; tour

木星

see styles
mù xīng / mu4 xing1
mu hsing
 mokusei / mokuse / もくせい
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
Jupiter (planet)
Jupiter (planet); (given name) Mokusei
勿哩訶婆跋底 Bṛhaspati; 'Lord of increase,' the planet Jupiter.

水星

see styles
shuǐ xīng / shui3 xing1
shui hsing
 suisei / suise / すいせい
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
Mercury (planet)
Mercury (planet); (surname) Mizuboshi
Mercury

火星

see styles
huǒ xīng / huo3 xing1
huo hsing
 kasei / kase / かせい
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
spark
Mars (planet); (personal name) Ma-su
Aṇgāraka, 鴦哦囉迦 the planet Mars.

省悟

see styles
xǐng wù / xing3 wu4
hsing wu
 shōgo / せいご
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
to wake up to reality; to come to oneself; to realize; to see the truth
(given name) Seigo
to reflect and become aware

繁星

see styles
fán xīng / fan2 xing1
fan hsing
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
many stars; a vast sky full of stars

自省

see styles
zì xǐng / zi4 xing3
tzu hsing
 jisei / jise / じせい
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
to examine oneself; to reflect on one's shortcomings; introspection; self-awareness; self-criticism
(noun/participle) self-examination; reflection; (given name) Jisei

興隆


兴隆

see styles
xīng lóng / xing1 long2
hsing lung
 kouryuu / koryu / こうりゅう
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
prosperous; thriving; flourishing
(noun/participle) rise; prosperity; (given name) Kouryuu

行德

see styles
xíng dé / xing2 de2
hsing te
 gyō toku
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
The virtue of performance, or discipline; to perform virtuous deeds; merits of practice

行旅

see styles
xíng lǚ / xing2 lu:3
hsing
 kouryo / koryo / こうりょ
traveler; wanderer; vagabond; rolling stone
(noun/participle) (1) traveling; travelling; (noun/participle) (2) traveler; traveller

行道

see styles
xíng dào / xing2 dao4
hsing tao
 gyōdō / ゆきみち
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
route (when going somewhere); way (to get somewhere); (surname, given name) Yukimichi
To walk in the way, follow the Buddha-truth; to make procession round an image, especially of the Buddha, with the right shoulder towards it; to follow the path

見性


见性

see styles
jiàn xìng / jian4 xing4
chien hsing
 kenshou / kensho / けんしょう
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
self-awareness; consciousness of one's own character
To behold the Buddha-nature within oneself, a common saying of the Chan (Zen) or Intuitive School; to see the (buddha-)nature

醒悟

see styles
xǐng wù / xing3 wu4
hsing wu
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
to come to oneself; to come to realize; to come to see the truth; to wake up to reality

金星

see styles
jīn xīng / jin1 xing1
chin hsing
 kinboshi / きんぼし
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
gold star; stars (that one sees from blow to the head etc)
(1) dazzling victory; (2) {sumo} win of a rank-and-file wrestler over the grand champion; (surname) Kinboshi
Śukra, the planet Venus.

五星級


五星级

see styles
wǔ xīng jí / wu3 xing1 ji2
wu hsing chi
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
five-star (hotel)

偶然性

see styles
ǒu rán xìng / ou3 ran2 xing4
ou jan hsing
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
chance; fortuity; serendipity

冥王星

see styles
míng wáng xīng / ming2 wang2 xing1
ming wang hsing
 meiousei / meose / めいおうせい
Five Elements Tai Chi Fist Scroll
Pluto (dwarf planet)
Pluto (dwarf planet)

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