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Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na
This book explores Shaolin Chin Na by presenting 150 techniques with detailed instructions for teaching yourself. Chin Na (Qin Na) is one of the four major fighting categories in all Chinese martial styles. The four categories are: kicking (Ti) Striking (Da) Wrestling (Shuai) Seize-Controlling (Na)Joint lock Chin Na techniques can be effectively used against an opponents g ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 8th 2004 by YMAA Publication Center
(first published 1987)
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This book is an excellent reference guide...if you already have a "strong grasp" (I couldn't resist) of Kung Fu and Chin Na principles. That said, I wouldn't expect the novice to learn Chin Na from this book. As it states in the title, it is for instructors. However, it is also full of useful exercises and it does attempt to fully explain movements. There just is no substitute for seeing it in motion and trying it yourself.