The balanced representation of the “xia”, the “wu” and the “wing” contributes to the aesthetics. The “xia” stands for heroic sensibilities of a person, such as the protagonist dying for a friend, or for a country or other noble purposes. The “wu” represents the violence aspects. In this case, martial arts representation even for the purpose of defence is still considered the violent argumentative part. Finally, “qing” is the emotional aspect. “Qing” is the love between xia and his/her family or lover or friend. The martial art movies make use of a combination of Xia, Wu and Qing and o are able to bring a balanced three-dimensional combination.
Consider for example, the movie Battle Creek Brawl which is known as the big brawl. The movie follows the easy-going life of a martial artist who is shown to fight a mob and bring it down. The “xia” part is where Chan is shown to fight the toughest opponent thus helping other fighters and saving his Uncle’s life. During the course of the fight, Chan distracts his opponent and even takes a few punches in order to save his Uncle’s life, which shows element of sacrifice that he is willing to make and the “wu” is observed throughout the movie as it is about martial arts and a fighting tournament. The “qing” aspect is not just observed in the emotions of Chan and his girlfriend but it is shown in the way he grieves for a friend. The balance of these two elements is hence seen to present both the empathetic nature of Chinese culture and their strength. It connects with elements of friendship, loyalty and love.
Ip Man 2 is yet another movie that captures these three elements and gives the audience a balanced outlook on the plot. Ip Man relocates to a newer place when he loses his house and in this place, he comes to end up fighting with the one of the other martial arts masters. He shows his “wu” when involved in the fight, but then the “qing” is shown when the other master’s son walks into in the middle of the fight. Ip Man immediately stops fighting and picks up the son. This shows the emotional and empathetic nature of the Chinese once again that they do not mind losing a point in a fight to help someone, even if the person in question is related to their opponent.