* More on Shaolin Chin Na

Shaolin Chi Lu Chuan Chin Na is a specialty Chinese seizing art, most traditional styles have some type of jointlocking, joint manipulation, pressure point striking, sealing cavities, veins and arteries. It might be called by other names depending on the style you practice (Japan-Ju Jitsu), (Okinawa-Tui Te), (Korea-HapKido), even Japanese AiKido has locking and throwing similar to Chinese Tai Chi Chuan (the Grand Ultimate Fist). Tai Chi contains many locking, throwing, sealing techniques not usually taught to beginning or intermediate students.

Our Chin Na has many parts some of which are Chun Swai - (Eagle method) grabbing, catching, or controlling,

and Dim Mak (Cantonese) (Snake method) striking vital pressure points, or special strikes at special times to cause the most damage to any would be attacker.

This deadly art (the hidden art of kung fu) Chin Na (Qin Na - Pinyon), makes use of the famed 108 Techniques (108 is the number of Wing Chun Dummy Moves), and is also the number of movements in the traditional Yang Style Family Long form - 108).

Of the 108 techniques used in Chin Na (Qin Na), 36 are used to capture, or control an attacker, and the other 72 are used to grab, or seize an opponent = 108.

Chin Na Technique Tiger Rides the Bear

Chin Na, depending on knowledge of the instructor can be further divided, a student of this ancient and deadly art usually needs to learn the basic's of Jin Ju (Acupucture/acupressure). One also needs knowledge of the Sheng and Ko cycle of control and destuction, as well as the Chinese 5 elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Metal, Wood, and how these work within nature.

A serious individual who wants this esoteric art also needs basic anatomy, locations of major organs etc. , as well as the types of joints the human body has Hinge Joint, and Ball Joint. A Hinge joint (knee, elbow) only move forward, they can not move back against themselves, without injury. A Ball joint (shoulder, hip) have more freedom of movement. Much more in several area's also needs to be learned and trained, Chin Na techniques can be complicated, and this infomation is too lengthy and to secret to revel to the general public. Chin Na was called the "Hidden Art" for a reason it was secret knowledge only given to the most deserving, dedicated and loyal disciple students, and in some cases, the Master never passed it as they felt no students were worthy of the great responsibility needed to carry this burden, to the next generation.

Chin Na concepts reguardless of style or system have either 5 or 7 principles depending on who has taught them.

1) Move the bone out of place (Cuo Gu)

2) Stetch or divide muscles/tendons/ligaments (Fen Jin)

3) Crush or seal the breathing (Bi Qi)

-------------------------------These next one's are dangerous - do not attempt without a qualified instructor to guide you, misusing these techniques below can result in death or cause irreversible damage. Master Winokur and Midwest Chinese Martial Arts Center is not liable for misuse or death as a result of this information listed.

4) Pressing/pushing on a vein or artery (Dim Mak or Chi Mak)

5) Crush, seal, or block an vein or artery (Dim Mak, or Duan Mai) - Duan Mai= Mandarin for Dim Mak

6) Pressing on cavity to seal in breath (Dim Mak, or Duan Mai also)

7) Pressing, holding vital pressure points, or energy channels (Acupuncture meridians and points) (Dim Mak, Duan Mai)

These listed above are only examples of Chi Lu Chuan Chin Na and are not the only concepts for Shaolin styles of Chin Na or other joint manipulation arts. Please be careful when learning or practicing Chin Na it is dangerous !

* When using Chin Na a practitioner needs to know where the point or area is located, how hard to press or strike, or how hard to grab, and how long to hold, angles or attack/defense, and especially what hand technique(s) must be used. Also which combinations of points are to be used to achieve the desired result, there are many roads to get to the top of the mountain. To really learn Chin Na one must learn to heal through various methods, and do no harm to others, unless they mean to do you harm, is the Chin Na creed. It usually needed by the student who is small in body, but big in mind and spirit. This science has been hidden in every martial art I have ever learned. The eyes can only see when they are open and ready to see, what most people don't see.

With Chin Na everything from mild pain, limb numbness, extreme pain, to lack of consciousness, may occur.

Don't carelessly practice it, always use wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of the complications that can occur, if used incorrectly or without proper training and guidance.

Midwest Chinese Martial Arts is not responsible for the misuse of any information printed or displayed here. Copyright material MCMAC 2009 All rights reserved.

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