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Five Element Theory

Five Element Theory Applied to Martial Arts

Fire melts Metal
Metal cuts Wood
Wood penetrates Earth
Earth dams Water
Water extinguishes Fire
Fire generates Earth (ashes)
Earth generates Metal (mining ore)
Metal generates Water (condensation)
Water feeds Wood (roots of a plant)
Wood fuels Fire (campfire)
Red Fire
White Metal
Green Wood
Yellow Earth
Black Water
Sound - Ki (key) Fire
Sound - Shi (she) Metal
Sound - Xu (shoe) Wood
Sound - Hur (her) Earth
Sound - Chui (chew) Water
Heart and Small Intestine Fire
Pericardium and Triple Heater Fire
Conception Vessel and Governing Vessel Fire
Lung and Large Intestine Metal
Liver and Gallbladder Wood
Spleen and Stomach Earth
Kidney and Urinary Bladder Water
Heat Fire
Dryness Metal
Wind Wood
Damp Earth
Cold Water
Summer Fire
Autumn Metal
Spring Wood
Long Summer Earth
Winter Water
Seisan Dachi Fire
Seiuchin Dachi Wood
Naihanchin Dachi Earth
Nekoashi Dachi Metal
Kosa Dachi Water