Maxiqi Neijiaquan is
Chinese for Sam Masich Internal Arts and
refers to Sam’s unique approach to teaching internal martial arts
material. Neijiaquan (内家拳) are the internal martial arts of China.
Neijia disciplines include both martial & health arts. Examples of martial arts include taijiquan (太極拳), better known as 'Tai Chi', baguazhang (八卦掌)and xingyiquan (形意拳). Some Neijia health arts include qigong (氣功; aka. ch’i kung) and mingxiang (冥想; meditation).
teaches these and other internal arts disciplines in seminars and intensives around the world. He is respected by
students, contemporaries and elder generation masters alike for his
progressive approach to traditional material. Particularly skilled in yang-style taijiquan (揚式太極拳), Sam is best known
for tui-shou (推手; push-hands) and the classical taiji weapons, straight-sword (taijijian 太極劍), sabre (taijidao 太極刀) and spear (taijiqiang 太極槍). He is also the creator of the 5 Section Taijiquan Program.
Sam has devoted a great deal of time and energy to finding ways to make
these seemingly esoteric studies achievable and fun, and
practitioners around the world have appreciated his efforts.
(pron. Ma-h’shee- chee) is ‘Masich’ sinofied and literally translates
to 'strange horse'. Ma means 'hors'e and xiqi means rare or eccentric.
The name was given to Sam during the 1985 World Wushu Invitationals
in Xi’an, China, when he was a member of the Canadian National