Recently had a conversation with a chap who studies Taijiquan and Xingyiquan. He said that for most people Xingyiquan was by far the easiest of the internal arts to learn, as it had shorter forms, simpler appilcations and generally the learning curve was less steep compared to Taijiquan or Baguazhang.

I also watched a BBC documentary about Internal Martial arts. It indicated that Xingyiquan was the first IMA that was taught as it was the easiest for a student coming from an "external" system to understand.

I know a lot depends on the student learning the art, but anyone any thoughts on this?
"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food" Hippocrates.