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Developing Jin: Silk-Reeling Power in Tai Chi and the Internal Martial Arts


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PHILLIP STARR began studying martial arts in 1956, including judo, Kyokushin karate, Shito-ryu karate, Baixingquan (a form of Northern Shaolin kung fu), baguazhang, taijiquan, xingyiquan, and Filipino arnis. In 1976 he won the United States Karate Association's Grand Championships, becoming the first kung-fu stylist to win the title of National Champion. He is also a two-time winner of the Amateur Athletic Union's Chinese Martial Arts National Tournament. He has authored four books on the martial arts: The Making Of A Butterfly, Martial Mechanics, Martial Maneuvers, and Hidden Hands, as well as numerous articles for various magazines and e-magazines, including Inside Kung Fu and Truwaza. Starr lives in Liuzhou City, Guangxi, China.



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Developing Jin provides a complete and progressive training regimen for increasing and refining chansi-jin, also known as silk-reeling power or coiling power--the true power of the internal martial arts. With step-by-step instructions and photographs, experienced teacher Philip Starr walks readers through a variety of techniques designed to help practitioners feel and use jin in their martial arts training. While much of the existing writing on jin relies on cryptic and mystical descriptions of internal power, Starr takes a direct, no-nonsense approach that addresses commonly held myths and identifies the real body mechanics behind this unusual power. Useful for novices and advanced practitioners alike, Developing Jin is a crucial addition to any serious martial artist's library.

Table of Contents

1.Got Jin?

2. How To Use This Book

3.Basic Conditioning Exercises

4.In The Beginning

5.Structure and Alignment

6.Training the Breath

7.The Nature Of Qi

8.Let's Get Engaged!

9.Beginning With Stillness

10.The Breath Coiling Form

11.The Secret Of Tendon Power

12.Internal Coiling

13.Applying The Coiling Power

14.Putting It All Together

15.Training Routines For Coiling Power

16. Three Become One

17. Combative Applications


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Starr, Phillip
Blue Snake Books
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
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