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.
"Explains how awareness and development of chi gives internal martial arts their power and strength, contains full instructions on the Taoist system Nei Gung, describes how specific martial arts use chi, includes stories about masters. The new edition adds a new foreword, new introduction by author, practical explanations on spiritual traditions of the internal martial arts, index"--Provided by publisher.
This book is an accumulation of Master Marvin Smalheisers writing in the Tai Chi magazine from its inception in 1977 till 2016. Master Smalheiser was the editor and the owner of Tai Chi magazine, and he published only an article related to tai chi. He was a practitioner as well as a teacher. He lived what he thought was the best way of lifehelpful, humble, and down-to-earth. This book covers many aspects and benefits of tai chi as a martial art that Master Smalheiser felt to write about. Some of the topics are meditation, relaxation, self-defense, the types of tai chi, history, health, personal interviews with masters in the US and abroad, and more. It was Master Smalheisers wish to write books about tai chi, but his untimely death did not allow him to get the books done. I do not know much about tai chi; therefore, I gathered some of his writings and made this book to benefit all the tai chi practitioners as Master Smalheiser wanted. It is my wish that the tai chi enthusiasts will enjoy the book and remember Master Marvin Smalheiser.
A compelling and modern treatise on the ancient art of Tai-Chi, presented in a manner that is tailored to be understandable to the western perspective. The major goal of this guide is to prepare the mind of the new or potential practitioner, making it more receptive to the diverse and oft obscure ideas of the art. Ideas which frequently prove to be perplexing and enigmatic because of their subtly and nuance. The content walks the fine line between serious presentation of facts and irreverent humor, making the book both enjoyable and informative. The copy is replete with explanations of modern, well-researched science that validates the ancient ways. The reader can expect a book comprised of science, anecdotal stories, instruction, and application. This pleasurable read is coupled with stunningly beautiful graphics. The visuals alone are worth the price of admission.
DISCOVER THE MARTIAL ESSENCE OF TAI CHI CHUAN Here's your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey. Martial applications found within tai chi chuan are a direct link to your tai chi as a form of self-defense. When you study the martial side of tai chi, you can become proficient in a variety of high-level skills, including sensing, neutralizing, yielding, striking, chin na, and even throwing. If you know a tai chi form, you are going to discover the essence of your movements by becoming aware of their martial applications. If you are practicing tai chi pushing hands, you will greatly improve your skills with this understanding of martial applications. If you are ready, you are going to love the amazing tai chi fighting set. This fully choreographed set (requires a partner) will combine all your tai chi skills into one 5-minute routine. This book includes: Martial applications for the Yang-style long form Martial applications for Yang-style tai chi pushing hands The complete Yang-style tai chi fighting set For any style of tai chi chuan, this book will be important for practitioners who wish to develop a deeper understanding and advanced skills. Learn how to analyze the forms and defense applications in your tai chi, gaining higher-level knowledge of your style. Discover the martial applications of Yang style. These insights will give you greater understanding of your own art. Find inspiration. Master Yang's writing will inspire you to investigate the martial applications of your tai chi style. This edition includes an easy-to-follow layout. Each technique is presented in four to six large photographs with detailed instructions on how to perform the movements. Motion arrows are used on the photographs to help you execute the movements correctly.
Chin-na is one of the most convenient of the martial arts to study. It requires no great amount of practice space and no special or protective clothing or devices. It does, however, require a reliable practice partner. Training by oneself produces no true progress, only a false sense of confidence. Two or more practice partners is even more advantageous. The greater the variety of the partners, the more experience the student will gain and the quicker and more completely the techniques will be mastered.
From the author of "Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body" comes a book that introduces martial arts practitioners to three "internal" arts and their subtle powers. Inner martial arts rely on internal energy for power rather than on muscles or tension. 15 photos.
The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.