When I teach the internal arts - Xingyiquan, Chen Taiji and Baguazhang - I teach fighting applications with the movements.
It is very important to learn how to move from form to self-defense. A positive learning environment helps, where your partner is trying to help you internalize the meaning and the application of the movement.
My website - www.internalfightingarts.com - has more than 750 video lessons and downloadable pdf documents.
This is a short clip from some of the videos we are currently shooting and putting on the site. It shows a Pi Chuan cutting block and deflects and redirects your partner's energy, setting you up for a counter.
If you enjoy this, visit the site and try two weeks free with absolutely no risk and no contracts.