Tai Chi Chin Na Revised: The Seizing Art of Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chin Na Revised: The Seizing Art of Tai Chi Chuan

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by Jwing-Ming Yang
     
 

Seize and Control Skills for Tai Chi Chuan
Hundreds of chin na grappling techniques are hidden within tai chi movements. You can achieve these seize and control skills by including Tai Chi Chin Na in your training regimen.

Here's your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey
Once you have attained proficiency in the bare hand form and have begun

Overview

Seize and Control Skills for Tai Chi Chuan
Hundreds of chin na grappling techniques are hidden within tai chi movements. You can achieve these seize and control skills by including Tai Chi Chin Na in your training regimen.

Here's your chance to take the next step in your tai chi journey
Once you have attained proficiency in the bare hand form and have begun pushing hands, you are ready for tai chi chin na.

The effective martial skills of traditional tai chi chuanTai chi chin na will help you include martial art skills in your tai chi training. Chin na, along with punching, kicking, and wrestling, is one of the four categories that are required in a traditional martial arts.

This book provides a solid and practical approach to learning tai chi chin na accurately and quickly. You will learn specific techniques that flow from each movement, the proper hand forms to use when striking or pressing cavities, and the locations for targeting cavities on the body.

Includes 858 photographs with motion arrows!
·General concepts of chin na
·Basic chin na theory and training
·51 chin na techniques for peng, lu, ji, and an
·41 chin na techniques for cai, lei, zhou, and kao
·103 chin na applications for the 37 primary tai chi postures
·17 chin na techniques for tai chi pushing hands

No matter your age or martial prowess, tai chi chin na is a necessary and enjoyable way to explore the depths of tai chi—a formidable martial art.

Editorial Reviews

Foreword Reviews - Margaret Cullison
In this revised edition of Tai Chi Chin Na: The Seizing Art of Tai Chi Chuan, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming discusses the martial arts origin of tai chi. His informative explanation and instruction of the fighting application known as chin na reveals its serious intent. Yang’s deep knowledge of tai chi and this advanced martial application comes through clearly in his thoughtful writing style. Following explanation of each tai chi technique, he theorizes about how it applies to chin na as a combat tactic. For example, he explains why the subtle spiral motions integral to the tai chi form adapt similarly in chin na: “When you use circular motions, you are able to set up a qin na [chin na] lock before your opponent feels it. A good qin na technique is soft, smooth, and round.” Tai Chi Chin Na: The Seizing Art of Tai Chi Chuan represents a valuable contribution to the ongoing development of tai chi as both a health-giving exercise and a martial art. The table of contents lists by subheadings the topics covered within each chapter, a structure that allows readers to select information according to interest and ability. The precisely written text covers advanced tai chi concepts that both inspire and instruct. Words for tai chi postures, techniques, and applications appear in English, followed by transliterations into Chinese pinyin and characters. Footnote references are given at the end of each chapter in either English or Chinese. Tai chi students at all levels will enjoy this book, which also serves as a reliable reference for those interested in learning about a martial application.
American Political Science Review
Author of the year" —11th World Congress on Qigong and the American Qigong Association
Black belt Magazine
Kung Fu artist of the year.
Inside Kung Fu Magazine
Man of the year

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594393075
Publisher:
Ymaa Publication Center
Publication date:
11/07/2014
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
599,143
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a world authority on Tai Chi Chuan and Chinese martial arts. He maintains 55 schools in 18 countries. He is the author of over 35 books and 80 instructional videos, nominated as a person 'who has made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years'—Inside Kung Fu Magazine (1999). Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming resides and teaches at his retreat center in Miranda, California.

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Tai Chi Chin Na Revised: The Seizing Art of Tai Chi Chuan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
adambockler More than 1 year ago
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming's Tai Chi Chin Na Revised: The Seizing Art of Tai Chi Chuan is exactly the type of book that Okinawan karate needs for its forms. Over the past several years, I have been working with my karate instructor to develop extensions on the basic applications of each of the forms in my style. These extensions incorporate locks, holds, throws, chokes, sweeps and the like. In Japanese terms, then, we are moving beyond the omote bunkai and into the ura bunkai and perhaps even the honto bunkai. (Personally, I'm not huge on relying on a foreign language to describe martial arts techniques. I've read too many blogs and heard too many instructors say we as Westerners continue to fudge up the term when we translate it to English, hence we I'll refer to "extensions" over "ura bunkai" and "honto bunkai.") All that is to say that the extensions in Okinawan Shuri-ryu karate, from my understanding, are not readily apparent. This books gives clear options for a certain posture or set of movements. For me, the most significant portion of this book is when Dr. Yang goes through the Yang-style tai chi chuan form. He shows the basic postures, then gives a few possible applications for each. Despite showing the pictures, often times the details are hidden in between frames. Dr. Yang also explains and explains the eight basic moving patterns to give us possible chin na applications, and he also gives us some pushing hands exercises to try. I have no doubt the applications would work. However, my only real complaint with the book is the attacker in the picture often looks like he would be in a position that doesn't seem realistic for an aggressive person to be in. He's got a deep stance and is generally square with the attacker. I've never been in a fight, but all accounts I've noticed point to them being messy affairs. In short, the pictures seem "too nice." This book is a phenomenal resource for anybody practicing the Yang style of tai chi chuan. (Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of this book.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is chock full of wonderful illustrations and explanations of the seizing art of tai chi chuan. It took me quite a long time to read through and study all the concepts, theories, postures, movements and applications. This book explains how to take tai chi training and to turn it into martial arts skills. There is also a section chin na techniques for pushing hands. The glossary is also helpful for translation of Chinese terms. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to advance the tai chi practice into martial arts skills.  Brenda L. Gerber – Instructor and student in both Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong