DVD: Shuai Jiao Kung Fu Wrestling by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
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Run Time: 180min
Number of discs: 1
Menus/Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region Encoding: All Regions
Release Date: April 2010
(Ji Ben Shuai Jiao Fang Shen Fa)
Practical and Effective Takedowns
Shuai Jiao is one of the four main fighting categories of traditional Chinese martial arts: Kicking (Ti, 踢), Striking (Da, 打), Chin Na (Na, 拿), and Wrestling (Shuai, 摔). Shuai Jiao specializes in countering against punching and kicking, using defense as the offense. Shuai Jiao is commonly used for short range fighting and taking down an opponent.
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming offers in-depth instruction of the history, key concepts, solo and partner drills, and fundamental Shuai Jiao movements. Dr. Yang demonstrates practical defense techniques, with an emphasis on how to safely intercept, repel, and neutralize incoming strikes.
Over 25 Shuai Jiao takedown techniques are instructed step-by-step, with corrections for common mistakes. These wrestling techniques are an excellent compliment to your sparring skills, and can be easily incorporated into all martial art styles.
SPECIAL FEATURES: History, Basic Drills, and 27 Shuai Jiao Techniques • Dozens of Scene Selections • Interactive YMAA Catalog with 50 Additional Minutes of Previews
Throwing and Grappling In The Chinese Martial Arts, Shawn Kovacich (Amazon reviewer) July, 2010
Shuai Jiao is the Chinese martial art of throwing, grappling and takedowns, and is very similar to Japanese Judo. However, unlike Judo, Shuai Jiao does not make an effort to throw their opponent onto their back in order for them to land with some semblance of control. Instead, Shuai Jiao practitioners simply throw their opponent in order to hurt them and end the confrontation then and there. You gotta love that! This makes it very applicable to those of us that study the self-defense and combative styles, such as; Krav Maga.
Dr. Yang continues his impeccable teaching method in this DVD and try as I might, I simply can't really find anything negative at all in his presentation or technique. Not that I expect him to, nor am I looking for the negative, I am just so impressed with Dr. Yang's books and DVD's that I have found myself trying to find something to complain about just to stir things up a bit, but alas, I am unable to.
KUDO's to Dr. Yang and YMAA for once again making an excellent product.