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Chin Na In Depth - Courses 1 - 4 (YMAA grappling)
Chin Na In Depth - Courses 1 - 4
YMAA grappling
Actor: Jwing-Ming;senior students Dr. Yang
Director: Jwing-Ming Dr. Yang
Genres: Action & Adventure, Special Interests
2003     2hr 20min


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Actor: Jwing-Ming;senior students Dr. Yang
Director: Jwing-Ming Dr. Yang
Genres: Action & Adventure, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Martial Arts, Special Interests
Studio: YMAA Publications (Professional)
Format: DVD - Color - Full length,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

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Excellent series
C. Cheung | Brooklyn, New York United States | 10/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent series that was very well produced, not like some dvd I've seen where they transfer some old VHS tape to DVD. The movements are shown in regular speed and then broken down in a slower pace and then done in close up. My only gripe is that they could have shown some of the moves in more than one angle. Some of the moves (e.g. the finger locks) are hard to see from one angle. However, despite that, this is an excellent series for anyone, regardless of any martial arts style. Very highly recommended!!!"
A valuable Chin-Na reference
B. Organ | Raleigh, NC | 01/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best Chin Na video series I've ever seen. Chin Na is the art of seizing and holding, and forms one of the four foundations of the Chinese Martial Arts (kicking (da), punching (ti), grappling (shuai) & seizing (na)). Most of the techniques come from Dr. Yang's background in the Southern White Crane system, a style famous for its Chin Na.

This is mainly a reference material, as Books and DVDs do not make good primary instructional material for martial arts, so plan on attending a seminar or finding a good local school to get the most from this DVD.

I also believe that although the techniques work well regardless of your background art, they are most effective when used in the White Crane system. So I additionally recommend "Shaolin White Crane Hard and Soft Qigong DVD" and "Shaolin White Crane Gong Fu Basic Training" by YMAA."
Excellent series
B. Organ | 01/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dr Yang is an excellent instructor, and this DVD series is the one of the best I have seen for teaching or self study of grappling methods. It is not a complete system of fighting, but it isn't meant to be. It is a very detailed introduction that is intended for those who have some experience in martial arts.In my opinion, the price is too high. It is true that the cost is small compared to the cost of one-on-one training with a skilled instructor, but if like me you are buying this as well as training, it gets expensive quickly.Even at this price they are well worth it."
B. Organ | 08/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Both the quality of the instruction by Dr. Yang and the quality of the production of this DVD are unsurpassed. There are so many joint locks on this DVD, I will be training them for years! (Especially if my partner keeps quitting on me)The DVD has four entire VHS programs on it, an interactive catalog with video previews of a couple dozen other health and martial arts videos, sections about Yang's Martial Arts Association seminars and background, and a bio of Dr. Yang. The DVD layout is top-notch, with selections for every Chin Na technique.The English subtitles are actually really helpful too, although you can always understand Dr. Yang's English instruction. He has a humble, funny and thorough teaching style which makes this video easy to watch over and over again."