Ongoing thoughts on my martial studies and interests, which encompass almost everything.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Chin Na Fa: Skill of Catch and Hold
Jin Sheng wrote “Chin Na Fa: Skill of Catch and Hold”published in Sanghai in 1936.
am sharing the structure of the book as I think what was used for police and
military training is a good find. It is graphic as their needs were different
than those most of us follow today.
photos and detailed explanations.Thetechniquesdescribedcanbeconventionallygroupedinto eightparts.Thefirstpartisheadholds2.Thesecondpartisneckholds.The thirdpart isshouldersholds.The fourthpartisfront,side andback holds.The
fifthsideistorsoandstomachholds.Thesixthpartishandandwristholds. Theseventhpartisfingersholds.Theeighthpartisgenitalsandlegsholds. Greatattentionisalsopaidtocounter-actionsiftheenemytriestocarryout
separation(tearing)ofmusclesandsinews”;DITANGFA–“Methodsof combat when lying on the ground”;
technique of catch and hold.” At present the name CHIN NA FA has predominantlybecomeestablished.Totally,thereare72methods.Theancient
manuscriptcallsthisskillDISHASHOU–“Devil’sHand.”Thissecret techniqueperfectlysuitsbothforself-defenseanddefenseof Motherland.It is essentialfortrainingmilitarymenandpolicemen.
Itisveryeffective,thoughrelativelydangerous(foryouropponent) method.Afterbecomingunconsciousfromviolentpainthe enemy
goesintoacoma,aman,beinginthisstateforalongtime,candie. Therefore,itisnecessarytoknowmethodswhichcanhelphimtogo outofthatstate.Toemploythatmethodeffectively,onemusthave strong arms, specially
fingers, otherwise it will be to no
Thismethodisusedifinthecourseofhand-to-handfightingtheenemyfell downto theground.Twovariantsof executingthemethodarepossible.In the first case the
is squeezed, that leads
The point HU KOU,
lit. “Tiger’s jaws”, lies in the space between the thumb and forefinger. If the
enemy stretches out his arm with the intention of seizing you, you must
immediately seize him by the wrist with one hand and press the tip of your
thumb of the other hand on the point HU KOU of the enemy. It is necessary to
press inward, on the tendon of his forefinger which is also a “tendon of
numbing”, with the tip of your thumb. Pressure must be strong to cause pain and
numbing in the enemy, in that case his hand will unclench.
photographing,itbearsaweakresemblancetorealityofanactual combat. However, the
given below can be used very effectively.Whilestrikingwith twofingers,itisnecessarytolean
alittle forwardandcrouchsothatyourshoulderswillbeonthelevelofthe enemy’seyesoralittlelower,inthatcaseyourblowwillbethemost destructive.Atthesametimeyourlefthandmustfirmlyseizethewrist oftheenemyandpullitdownandtowardyourself.
positionwhenbothopponentsfellonthegroundinthecourseofa fight.Whendetainingacriminal,itisnecessarytotakehimalive,all threemethodsareusedjustforthatpurpose.Perhaps,fromthepoint
disable the enemy, the simpler
and faster the better.