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Qinggong[1] is a technique in Chinese martial arts.

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 輕功
Simplified Chinese 轻功
Literal meaning light skill
Japanese name
Hiragana けいこう

Traditional Baguazhang training involves the use of qinggong. The practitioner runs up a plank supported against a wall. The gradient of the plank is increased gradually over time as the training progresses.[2]

The use of qinggong has been exaggerated in wuxia fiction, in which martial artists have the ability to move swiftly and lightly at superhuman speed, and perform gravity-defying moves such as gliding on water surfaces, scaling high walls and mounting trees.[citation needed] In some wuxia and martial arts films containing elements of wire fu, qinggong stunts are simulated by actors and stunt performers suspending themselves from wires.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Timofeevich, Andrew; Yiming Jin; Cuiya Guo (2007). Lian Gong Mi Jue: Secret Methods of Acquiring External and Internal Mastery. ISBN 1-84753-371-X. 
  2. ^ Sun, Lutang; Tim Cartmell (2003). A Study of Taijiquan. North Atlantic Books. p. 25. ISBN 1-55643-462-6.