MIND TRAINING AND FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE MORE IMPORTAN THAN TECHNIQUES
Chin-na is sometimes heard but little understood. It is a special and compassionate way of fighting using holds and grips, and is often confused with locks.
Even amongst its practitioners, one aspect of chin-na that is not usually realized is the importance of mind training and force development over techniques. This does not mean that techniques are not important; they are required to execute chin-na, but without mental focus and relevant force, techniques alone will be inadequate in successful chin-na applications.
The video clips below show the training of mind and force in the Special Chin-Na Course.
You can read first-hand accounts of the Special Chin-Na Course by Zhang Wuji from his posts in the Shaolin Wahnam Discussion Forum by clicking here .
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Importance of Mind and Force in Chin-Na
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We would like to express our thanks to Dr Damian, Dr Roseline and Bernadette from Shaolin Wahnam Sabah for making these videos, and Godfery Kissey of Ogingo Videography, Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia (telephone number: 60-88-731788, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for providing the video equipment.
Glimpses of Special Chin-Na Course
- Importance of Mind Training and Force Development
- Applying Strategies and Tactics in Effecting Chin-Na Techniques
- More Sophisticated Chin-Na Techniques
- Following the Opponent's Momentum in Chin-Na Attacks and Counters
- How to Subdue an Opponent with Chin-Na even when he Knows the Counter
- Chin-Na Techniques for Dislocating Wrists
- Some Examples of Chin-Na Combat Sequences
- Marvelous Techniques Beget Marvelous Techniques
- Three Points of Time to Counter Chin-Na Attacks
- Countering Sophisticated Chin-Na Techniques
- Successful Application of Chin-Na Attacks and Three Points of Counters
- Good Timing and Good Spacing
- Close-Body Fighting and Rapid Punches
- Listening to Winds and Catching Goats