Yiquan is essentially
formless, containing no fixed sets of fighting movements or techniques.
Instead, focus is put on developing ones natural movement and fighting
abilities through a system of training methods and concepts, working to
improve the perception of one's body, its movement, and of force. Another
thing that sets yiquan apart from other eastern martial arts, is that
traditional concepts, like qi, meridians, dantian etc. eventually were
discarded, the reason being that understanding ones true nature happens in
the now and that preconceptions block this process.
Zhan zhuang (站樁) - Motionless postures, where emphasis is put on
relaxation, working to improve perception of the body and on developing
Hunyuan Li, or "all round force". Zhan zhuang can also be divided into two
different types of postures; health postures and combat postures.
Shi li (试力) - Slow moving exercises, trying to bring the sensations
developed through zhan zhuang into movements.
Moca bu (摩擦步) - Shi li for the legs.
Fa li (发力) - Exercises that teach the use of explosive force.
Shi Sheng (试声) - Breathing exercises, including shouting ("testing sound")
Tui shou (推手) - (Pushing hands) Shi li with a partner.
San shou (散手) - Free fighting practice. (Also known as San Da)
Duan shou (断手) - Fighting techniques, including strikes and kicks.