Book: Comprehensive Applications of Shaolin Chin Na by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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Quite a few books have been published on the subject of Chin Na (Qin Na), the proven seizing techniques of Chinese martial arts. However, most books focus on the introduction of techniques themselves, and contain very little or no discussion on application in actual combat situations. This seizing art has thus been confined to stage performances instead of real combat use.
Although Dr. Yang has published other Chin Na books, both fundamental and advanced texts, he believes this work is necessary in order to make this art more complete and alive. Therefore, in addition to introducing many new techniques, this book is also laid out according to actual combat scenarios - for example, application of Chin Na when your opponent punches, grabs, kicks or attacks with a knife.
A Textbook on Shaolin Chin Na, Damian (Amazon reviewer) July, 2010
I am continually referencing back to my Dr. Ming Books, and DVD's, this one however is one of my favorites. Easy to read and understand, Good pictures, and I always seem to find something new. It truly is a must have for a martial arts library, or for anyone who is curious about joints, pressure points, health and healing, as well as self defense techniques revolving around the seizing of your enemy. I strongly recommend this book for the serious martial artist, including the one without a teacher.A Definite Must for Any Martial Arts Instructor's Library, A Customer (Amazon reviewer) April, 1997
As a long time reader of martial arts books on styles and techniques I would very heartily recommend Dr.Yang's book. It is a very instructive and concise manual presented in a clear and easily interpreted format. Unlike many other martial arts texts, the various techniques are clearly photographed and diagramed with precise instruction to complete each technique successfully in any situation. Beginning students as well as long time practitioners can benefit from Dr.Yang's knowledge and expertise
The Bookwatch, June 1995
This is a unique and unusual reference which will prove invaluable to any involved in martial arts...highly recommended.
Lisa Ramaglia, Scribes World Reviews
If you're looking to enhance your martial arts skills, give Comprehensive Applications of Shaolin China Na a look.