desa'84 wrote:very interesting, I've got one question about Qin Na: Han Qingtang was very famous for Qin Na, didn't he teach something to gmaster Li?
yes, my father learned Qin-Na in both Long Fist and White Crane. all complete martial systems should have Qin-Na in it. as YMAA has a tendency of doing, we mix the 2 styles together trying to take the best from both worlds.
you'll have to ask my father to know exactly how much of each was incorporated into our Qin-Na program, but i was always under the impression that most of it was White Crane because WC uses much more fingers, sticking, and hooking -- as a short-range style usually does -- and tends to be more effective because it presents more options.
Nicholas C. Yang
President, YMAA International
Assistant Director, YMAA Retreat Center