Comprehensive Applications of SHAOLIN CHIN NA
By Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming
This exhaustive work explains how Chinese Chin Na works. Written in 1995 as well as a series of videos and subsequent works on the topic.
Dr. Yang, IMO , used his engineering background and applies it to topic structuring Chin Na to provide specific development of the topic. Chin Na (Qin Na) is found in most Chinese systems in one way or another. While one work will never address every version, this work goes a long way to look at the topic.
At a major level he addresses the use of Chin Na against various attacks:
Against Barehand Attacks
Against Knife Attacks
Offensive Qin Na Techniques
More specifically against grabbing
Chest and Rear Back Grabbing
There were also videos showing the techniques. They are most useful used with the book, Each assists the other, if you cannot train directly with Dr. Yang. Today searching YouTube most of these can be found there.
Of course these can be useful companions for skill building to accompany karate application studies. There is no question to gain all of these skills requires much time. Which few will take the time to do.
However as individual technique studies building skills to use is where this work becomes most valuable for most of us. There is required skill building and that takes time.
It is also important to realize they can be very painful and dangerous for your training partner. Using slow speed to build control, and soft application of these techniques will prevent injury.
When my wife took Dr. Yang’s course some of the members of the clinic would not listen to Dr. Yang’s advice and always went full speed and power. They continually injured each other.
It time you will appreciate that some of them are answers for how to apply some of your kata techniques. But the human body only is designed to work in certain ways.
Other systems developed similar techniques. Such as Ju Jitsu,
As for any body of knowledge