Chi Na Fa: Traditional Chinese Submission Grappling Techniques

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First published in 1936, this work represents primary source material of ancient combat techniques designed in a time of occupation and war, when the threat of lethal hand-to-hand combat was an ever-present reality for soldiers, those involved in law enforcement, and very often for the ordinary citizen. This is the seminal work in the field, written by the form’s founders, Liu Jinsheng and Zhao Jiang, as a training manual for the Police Academy of Zheijiang province. The intent of this translation is to provide ...
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Overview

First published in 1936, this work represents primary source material of ancient combat techniques designed in a time of occupation and war, when the threat of lethal hand-to-hand combat was an ever-present reality for soldiers, those involved in law enforcement, and very often for the ordinary citizen. This is the seminal work in the field, written by the form’s founders, Liu Jinsheng and Zhao Jiang, as a training manual for the Police Academy of Zheijiang province. The intent of this translation is to provide authentic historical documentation for martial arts techniques that have been modified for use today in both competition and self-defense. Submission grappling is a technique in which fighters use locks, chokes, and breaking techniques to defeat their challengers in no-holds-barred matches. Chi Na Fa remains the most comprehensive explanation available of these Chinese grappling techniques, from which derive many current techniques. Renowned author and Brazillian jiu jitsu champion Tim Cartmell presents the book in a clear, compelling new translation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583941850
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 7/10/2007
  • Pages: 110
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Liu Jinsheng studied martial arts from his childhood, and spent decades training under some of the greatest teachers of his time. Zhao Jiang was the chief instructor of hand to hand combat in Zhejiang Province. Tim Cartmell runs the Shen Wu Academy of Martial Arts in Southern California.
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Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Translator's Preface     xi
Author's Preface     xv
Introduction     xix
Head Techniques     1
Neck Techniques     13
Shoulder Techniques     25
Chest, Ribs, and Back Techniques     35
Waist and Stomach Techniques     47
Arm and Wrist Techniques     59
Finger Techniques     97
Crotch, Leg, and Foot Techniques     105
About the Translator     111
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