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|Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na DVD Dr Yang Jwing-Ming|
1st Edition YMAA
Actors: Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, Ramel Rones
Genres: Action & Adventure, Special Interests
Learn fast and powerful joint locks to control any opponent. Chin Na means Seize and Control. This ancient Shaolin art is the study of controlling an opponent through joint locks and acupuncture cavities. Chin Na is part ... more »
The foundation for all further grappling study
QiGongFu | SF, CA | 01/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first video in a comprehensive Chin Na video series by the renowned master of Chinese martial arts, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. The video first instructs essential power and speed training, and gives the basic concept of Chin Na, which means 'Sieze and Control' in Chinese. This is followed by demonstration of over 80 Chin Na techniques by Master Yang performed on one of his disciples, Ramel Rones. The video was produced in the 1980's, and was a major force in introducing the subject of Shaolin Chin Na to the USA, long before grappling was a popular trend.
The DVD is remastered and is far superior to the VHS edition. The demonstration is at slow and regular speed, and shows subtle variations for these effective techniques. Master Yang did not speak in these early videos due to his difficult 'Chinglish' accent, but the teaching is clear and concise.
There is an additional Glossary of Chin Na terminology segment on the DVD that is quite helpful, which you can scroll through alphabetically, or sit and and read while classical Chinese music is played.
Thank you to Master Yang for cataloging these ancient techniques that have nearly been lost, even in China, and which are the root of the more modern arts of aikido, and more recently, hapkido.
After this DVD, move into the deeper, personal instruction in the Chin Na In Depth 12-Course, 3-DVD series, in which Master Yang instructs over 100 Chin Na techniques. In this series, which was filmed more recently, you can see that his ability to teach in English has developed greatly during his worldwide seminar tours, and his English instruction is flawless. He revisits some of these techniques from the Analysis DVD, teaching them in extreme detail - showing each technique multiple times, and with several variations, and often allowing students to demonstrate, in order to show corrections and fine tuning for common mistakes.
Through all of this vast training, it is vital to refer back to 'The Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na' DVD, which gives an excellent overview of the art of Chin Na, and instructs the essential fundamental speed and power training that is the key to effective and quick Chin Na.
Much respect for Dr. Yang for this exhaustive research and teaching!"
This is the place to start your 'Chin Na' training
John D | Chicago, IL | 06/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Groundfighters! Pay Attention!
These chin na techniques can be adapted to any fighting style, and learning to use 5 or 10 of them reflexively WILL be a lifesaver when the time comes.
Great DVD quality and design."
William Pitts | Merril, Wi. USA | 03/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Very learnable and easy to execute, especially if you have had prior training in joint-locking. I would highly recommend it in police or correctional use where use of force is limited and these locks if applied correctly can end a conflict quickly. I know by experience by using them in a correctional setting. One just has to pick out the techniques that are the easiest to execute and as all moves dictate, have to be in the right position to execute. And they have to be practiced religiuosly with your collegues before you will become adept as all boxing or martial arts techniques are if one is honest with himself. There are no shortcuts in being able to execute any techniques. They must become instinctive and second-nature. But these are very good techniques."
Great companion to the book or for a catalog of chin na tech
Alain B. Burrese | Missoula, MT | 07/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Analysis Of Shaolin Chin Na" with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming is a great companion DVD to the written book "Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na (1st Edition) by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. This is the first DVD of Dr. Ming's on Chin Na. Since filming this one, he has done much more comprehensive volumes with more instruction. I think this is a great overview of chin na techniques, and a fantastic companion DVD to the written text, however for instructional value, the Chin Na In Depth DVDs are much better.
The filming is very clear in a neutral studio. Each technique is shown slowly, with a close up, and then at regular speed. There is no talking or instruction during these, just the demonstration of the technique. At the beginning of each technique the name is shown with corresponding book sections with the Chinese pronunciation.
Before the technique sections, there are some exercises and a brief description of Chin Na with Dr. Yang demonstrating the exercises and chin na techniques while an English voice over is heard with descriptions. I did find these short sections interesting, and the finger exercises would benefit any martial artist.
There are 125 techniques demonstrated. These include finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, neck, waist, leg, muscle grabbing, and some applications against punches or kicks. Again, I do not thing a beginner will learn these from this DVD alone, Dr. Yang has better instructional DVDS. However, if you have the book, I would strongly encourage you to complete the set with this companion DVD. Additionally, if you want a great overview of chin na, or a catalog of chin na techniques, this is a great resource. For the person who knows these techniques, or similar techniques, this is a good resource to "remind" you during your training.
Dr. Yang is an excellent martial artist, and the reason I give this four stars rather than five is his Chin Na In Depth DVDs are much more instructional. This is a good DVD for those that fit the descriptions above; they have the book or want a good overview or catalog of techniques.
Reviewed by Alain Burrese, J.D., author of Hard-Won Wisdom From the School of Hard Knocks and the dvds: Hapkido Hoshinsul, Streetfighting Essentials, Hapkido Cane, the Lock On Joint Locking Essentials series and articles including a regular column on negotiation for The Montana Lawyer. Alain Also wrote a series of articles called Lessons From The Apprentice."