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Apr 14, 2012 -
Apr 15, 2012 -


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    $190 ($95 deposit)
  • YMAA Students:
    $114 ($57 deposit)
Pay after April 7th:
  • Non-YMAA Students:
    $220 ($110 deposit)
  • YMAA Students:
    $132 ($66 deposit)
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For non-YMAA students, if you attend two or more seminars in the same season, you will get
up to 40% discount for each additional seminar to the first. Some seminars excluded. First seminar is highest-priced seminar.

Group Rate: Register two people and third is half price. Register three people and the fourth is free.

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* If the depositor cancels after the pre-registration deadline the deposit will be forfeited.
* Seminars subject to cancellation if the minimum number of 10 pre-registrations is not met (deposits would be refunded).

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YMAA Boston
38 Hyde Park Ave.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
United States

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Book: Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na 2nd ed. by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Book: Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na 2nd ed. by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming by
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

DVD: Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
DVD: Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming by
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Book: Comprehensive Applications of Shaolin Chin Na by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Book: Comprehensive Applications of Shaolin Chin Na by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming by
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

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Joint-Locking Techniques For All Martial Arts Styles
YMAA Boston, Jamaica Plain, MA - April 14th-15th, 2012, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Chin Na means "seize and control" and is one of the four major elements of any martial arts training (kicking, punching, wrestling, Chin Na). It comprises of techniques specializing in joint locks, cavity press, and muscle/tendon grabs to subdue and control opponents.


The successful execution of any Chin-Na technique relies heavily on skill and practice, as proper angling, timing, application of pressure and leverage are all essential keys to making it effective. The material taught in this seminar is readily incorporated into other martial styles and systems.

The Shaolin Chin Na program is divided into 6 levels. Attending one level per seminar season is strongly recommend. Depending on the size of the group, the attendees will either be split into separate levels, or the whole group will work in detail in intercepting, counter-attacks, takedowns, and practical approaches on selected techniques.

Each level contains more than 15 techniques that require much time and practice to be effective. The first 5 levels target the fingers, wrist, elbow, shoulder, neck, and waist areas. Level 6 consists of leg Chin-Na, detailed applications, and Chin Na counterattack techniques.


YMAA Instructors Jim Noble and Paul Green have studied White Crane, Long Fist, and Chin Na with Dr. Yang for over 10 years and will be leading the seminar exercises.


Everybody is welcome to attend this Chin Na seminar. Previous martial arts experience is a plus, but not required. Attendance is limited, so register soon. This seminar will benefit:
  • Martial artists of all styles who would like to learn and incorporate quick and effective locking techniques into their practice.
  • All interested in graduating and becoming a Qualified YMAA Instructor of Chin-Na.
  • All YMAA students (Taiji and Shaolin) who would like to refine their Chin-Na techniques.
  • All students who are looking for a cooperative group environment to practice and learn Chin Na, both new and old techniques.


There are no special requirements for this seminar. We recommend wearing loose practice clothing (T-shirt and pants) and a pair of indoor shoes, unless you prefer training barefoot or in socks. Street shoes are not permitted on the training floor.


YMAA Boston is located approximately 20 minutes South of downtown Boston. If you are traveling by car please visit YMAA Boston webpage for detailed driving instructions.

Free on-street parking is available and there are several paid lots nearby.

A good alternative is to use the MBTA subway transportation system. YMAA Boston is about a 3-minute walk from the Forest Hill Orange Line station. Visit MBTA website for more information.

If you are flying to Boston, you can use the MBTA subway system to get to YMAA instead of by taxi. After arriving at Boston’s Logan Airport take the free airport shuttle bus (Route #22, #33 or #55) to the MBTA ("T") Airport station. Take the Inbound Blue Line train to State station. At State station board the Orange Line outbound train to Forest Hills station. At the Forest Hills station go upstairs and proceed straight to exit the terminal on the Hyde Park Avenue side. Once outside and at the top of the landing, turn right, proceed downstairs, walk to the intersection, cross the street, and walk 2 blocks right to YMAA Boston. We are right across the Forest Hills parking lot.


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If you need help making a decision about attending, have further questions about this seminar, or would like to register now please contact us here or call (617) 524-8892 (for international calls please use +1-617-524-8892).

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