Refining Jin: A Master Class in Coiling Power

Refining Jin: A Master Class in Coiling Power

by Phillip Starr


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A kung-fu champion explains the “coiling power” of Jin and how to subtly refine it for a more relaxed but explosive force, which can be used with multiple fighting and martial-arts styles
Adding to the numerous basic exercises from his previous book, Developing Jin, Phillip Starr focuses on more advanced and subtle aspects of emitting the legendary “coiling power.” Starr explains this unique technique with straightforward ease, dozens of detailed photos, and the patience of a master teacher. This book is ideal for students interested in the martial-arts systems of baguazhang, taijiquan, and xingyiquan (or “coiling power”) who want to deepen their understanding and practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623173401
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 775,636
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

PHILLIP STARR began studying martial arts in 1956, including judo, Kyokushin karate, Shito-ryu karate, Baixingquan (a form of Northern Shaolin kung fu), baguazhang, taijiquan, xingyiquan, and Filipino arnis. In 1976 he won the United States Karate Association's Grand Championships, becoming the first kung-fu stylist to win the title of National Champion. He is also a two-time winner of the Amateur Athletic Union's Chinese Martial Arts National Tournament. He has authored five books on the martial arts: The Making Of A Butterfly, Martial Mechanics, Martial Maneuvers, Hidden Hands, and Developing Jin, as well as numerous articles for various magazines and e-magazines, including Inside Kung Fu and Truwaza. Starr lives in Liuzhou City, Guangxi, China.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 The Flexible Structure 1

2 Shaping The Hand 7

3 Compress! 13

4 Don't Work The Angles! 27

5 Correct Movement Of The Hips In The Coiling Exercises 37

6 Use Of The Kua 51

7 The Shoulders 57

8 Through The Elbow, Not The Hand! 67

9 The Heart Key 75

10 The Spinal Wave 79

11 Fajin Using Body Rotation 83

12 Using Fajin With Direct Body Shifting 99

13 The Oddballs 103

14 Being Shifty 109

15 Not Too Soft, Not Too Hard 115

16 Where Is Your Yi? 121

17 Coiling In Taijiquan 127

18 Coiling In Baguazhang 137

19 Coiling In Xingyiquan 143

20 Just An Inch 151

21 Common Errors 157

Conclusion 163

About The Author 164

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