Book: Chin Na in Ground Fighting by Al Arsenault & Joeseph Faulise
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Chin Na in Ground Fighting—Principles, Theory and Submission Holds
Effective Techniques for all Martial Arts Styles
Chin Na is the controlling art of Chinese Kung Fu and is a part of many non-Chinese martial styles. The application of Chin Na can be applied to any empty hand fighting discipline.
Chin Na in Ground Fighting explores the use of joint locks, pressure points and bone displacement techniques for actual fighting encounters that have landed on the ground. The material in this book concentrates on: holding techniques which are capable of immobilizing an opponent with a limited danger of counter-attack, the principles and theory of these holds, the identification and use of pressure points for offensive and defensive purposes.
Over the last twenty-two years as a street policeman (Vancouver, B.C.), I have come to realize the acute deficiencies of Karate as a defensive art, or more practically, as a controlling art; as my chosen vocation demands. For myself, Chin Na was like a snap-on tool, allowing me to adapt my martial arts ability to suit the highly balanced needs of personal self-protection with controlling those I was empowered to arrest. - from the Preface.
- General history of Chin Na and Ground fighting styles.
- Positional changes for ground fighting.
- An introduction to meridian theory.
- A systematic look at joint locks (arm, legs, neck and body).
Al began his pursuit of the ways of pugilism in 1971, obtaining black belts in Okinawan, Japanese, and Chinese martial arts. He was a highly-decorated member of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) from 1979-2006, where he assisted in the training and education of its members in control tactics and non-firearm weaponry. He currently trains in, and helps to teach, Judo at the VPD Judo Club.
Mr. Faulise has been training and has had an interest in the martial arts since the age of thirteen. He began training in 1973, when he was encouraged by his mother to try out for the wrestling team at school. He learned that the coach also owned a judo school and began training there as well. He did wrestling in the winter months and judo in the summer months until 1977.
The Bookwatch. September 2003
Al Arsenault and Joe Faulise's Chin Na in Ground Fighting covers techniques useful for all martial arts styles...this proves an invaluable guide.Very GLAD I bought It, J.D. Haag (Amazon reviewer) June, 2009
The authors drew from a deep well for this book. If you've been around grappling for a while you'll notice influences from many different styles. There's something in it for everyone: Jujutsuka, Judoka, Aikidoka, MMA (especially MMA!), Brazilian Jujutsu practitioners and also martial artists who's main system has little or nothing to do with grappling. As I tell my students "Even if you don't intend to BE a 'grappler'...you can't chose you attackers skills; so be good enough at grappling to be able to get OUT of grappling and back into YOUR game quick."Submission Holds & Joint Locks, Tyr Shadowblade (TM)(Amazon reviewer) March, 2008
This is a very impressive book -- well researched, profusely illustrated, and easy to understand. I was especially impressed with the amount of highly detailed information regarding attacks to the throat! Wow: page after page of everything you ever wanted to know about striking the carotid sinus or crushing the airway. From risk factors to Dim Mak points to technique variations to cutaway illustrations to a photo of the author holding a trachea (with larynx & hyoid bone attached).
If you are currently studying Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Chin Na, Pankration, Systema, Krav Maga, or even collegiate wrestling this wealth of data will be simple to comprehend and easy to work into your own style. Invaluable for law enforcement, corrections, security, doormen, and medical orderlies who need to restrain subjects without inflicting undue harm. This book primarily covers pain compliance holds, locks, and chokeouts -- and may well be the definitive work on the subject.