Yang Jwing Ming – Tai Chi Chin Na
Chin Na is the art of seizing and controlling, and is an element of all Chinese martial arts including Taijiquan.
Today, most people practice Taijiquan to maintain health or cure sickness. For the last fifty years the martial aspects of Taijiquan have been ignored, and the art is now incomplete. Most practitioners no longer understand the martial applications of Taijiquan, or even that it is a martial art. For example, the concept and training methods of Taiji Jin (or Taiji martial power), and how to apply internal Qi in the martial arts have become an unfamiliar subject in Taiji societies today. As a result, actual martial applications of Jin and Qi, such as Chin Na or Cavity Strikes, are currently not popularly known or studied.
To preserve Taiji’s martial aspect, this book presents 85 Taiji Chin Na (Qin Na), the art of controlling an opponent through joint locks and cavity strikes.
Taiji Chin Na is one of the four main martial training categories of Taijiquan (the other three categories are striking, kicking, and wrestling / downing the opponent). Of all these four, Chin Na is the most effective, practical, powerful, and easiest to learn. Once you have mastered Taiji Chin Na, you will be able to apply the theory and techniques to any other martial style you practice. If you are a Taiji beginner, Taiji Chin Na could offer you a key to enter the door of martial Taiji.
- Chin Na is effective, powerful and easy to learn.
- Includes Chin Na techniques from the Taiji forms and Taiji Pushing Hands.
- The theory and techniques can be applied to any Taiji style.
- This book contains detailed instructions and over 500 photos and drawings so you can teach yourself.
DVD: Taiji Chin Na In Depth—The Seizing Art of Taijiquan by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Control Any Opponent with Simple, Powerful Joint Locks
Chin Na (Qin Na) is the art of seizing and controlling an opponent. It is a fast, effective way to subdue an attacker using joint locks, cavity press, bone misplacement, muscle grabbing, and artery sealing. Taijiquan is a traditional martial art, and Chin Na is an important part of your complete Taiji (Tai Chi) training. Taiji Chin Na are smooth, flowing techniques that are simple to execute and difficult to escape.
Dr. Yang discusses, demonstrates, and teaches you his Chin Na techniques up-close and in detail. All these techniques are hidden inside the Yang style postures, but can be applied to all Taiji styles.
DISC ONE: Course One: 19 techniques from the Eight Moving Patterns, and Clockwise Coiling in Crossed Pushing Hands.
Course Two: 16 techniques from the Eight Moving Patterns including Rotating Neutralizing, and Counterclockwise Coiling in Crossed Pushing Hands.
Course Three: 21 techniques from the Eight Moving Patterns, and Parallel Pushing Hands.
Course Four: 10 techniques specifically for countering an opponent controlling your elbow in Pushing Hands.
Also includes a Bonus Video (with over 200 chapters!) with Dr. Yang demonstrating 80 Taiji Chin Na techniques in slow motion and at full speed, categorized by the Eight Basic Taiji Patterns (Eight Doors) and chin na found in pushing hands. These techniques can be found in the popular book Taiji Chin Na (YMAA).
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