I have been researching and practicing on my own for around a year xingyiquan(di guoyang youtube series+ tim cartmell neigong book+ book Li Wen Bin) and qi gong (baduanjin + yi jin jing) I have prior experience of shotokan for 4 years and goju ryu for 1 year. I started with dr. yang jwing ming's lecture series on qi gong + essence of shaolin white crane. Series of articles by "SAL Canzonieri" on 'Natural Traditional Chinese Martial Arts' on his website were an eye opener for me. And now i realize all those years i was practicing a washed out stage show martial performance. I dont have a xingyi sifu here and i am sure i wont get because this is India. I used to do 'Hata yoga' earlier but the principles and theories of xingyi has got my attention. I read certain forums on Ming,An, Hua jin and realized may be the okinawans did learn pure chinese martial art + internal training, but when japanese sold karate to the world they had only empty shells with them. Okinawan Te = washed out fujian white crane; karate = washed out okinawan Te; Olympics karate= might become......TaekwondoFied karate I could be wrong but i have limited resources as in direct contact with any martial practitioners so all i can do is observe, read and practice through videos and books. In India all they teach is kickboxing whether it is katrate dojo or kung fu. I humbly request everyone to please instruct me in identifying the correct pathway in xingyi and which lineage should i follow(every book and video has different version of the same quan). If possible please provide any links or text material. It would be appreciated if anyone could talk more about the pathway of cultivating the inner instead of just instructing to practice San ti shi, 5 elements and 12 animals. I regard everyone as my senior or sifu replying on this post, salute.