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Chin Na Fa: Traditional Chinese Submission Grappling

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Popularized by the Ultimate Fighting Championships, Pride, and other physical contests, submission grappling– in which fighters use locks, chokes, and breaking techniques to defeat their challengers in no-holds-barred matches– is unique in modern Chinese martial arts in that in retains the grappling aspect of combat. The seminal work in the field is Submission Grappling, written by the form’ s founders, Liu Jinsheng and Zhao Jiang, as a training manual for the Police Academy of Zheijiang province. First published in 1936, the book explains a wide range of movements from press and blows on vulnerable points to grappling, strangling, and throws. “ Impacts on the enemy” moves allow the fighter to separate muscles and sinews (feng jing); dislocate bones and joints (yu gu); and impact on points (dian xue). The book shows how to use these methods skillfully, not just with brute force. Chi Na Fa remains the most comprehensive explanation available of these Chinese grappling techniques, from which derive many currently popular techniques such as jiu-jitsu. Renowned author and Brazillian jiu jitsu champion Tim Cartmell presents the book in a clear, compelling new translation.

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First published in 1936, this work represents primary source material of ancient combat techniques designed in a time of occupation and war, when the threat of lethal hand-to-hand combat was an ever-present reality for soldiers, those involved in law enforcement, and very often for the ordinary citizen. This is the seminal work in the field, written by the forms founders, Liu Jinsheng and Zhao Jiang, as a training manual for the Police Academy of Zheijiang province. The intent of this translation is to provide authentic historical documentation for martial arts techniques that have been modified for use today in both competition and self-defense. Submission grappling is a technique in which fighters use locks, chokes, and breaking techniques to defeat their challengers in no-holds-barred matches. Chi Na Fa remains the most comprehensive explanation available of these Chinese grappling techniques, from which derive many current techniques. Renowned author and Brazillian jiu jitsu champion Tim Cartmell presents the book in a clear, compelling new translation.

About the Author

Liu Jinsheng studied martial arts from his childhood, and spent decades training under some of the greatest teachers of his time. Zhao Jiang was the chief instructor of hand to hand combat in Zhejiang Province. Tim Cartmell runs the Shen Wu Academy of Martial Arts in Southern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583941850
Author:
Jinsheng, Liu
Publisher:
Blue Snake Books
Translator:
Cartmell, Tim
Author:
Cartmell, Tim
Author:
Jiang, Zhao
Author:
Liu, Jinsheng
Author:
Zhao, Jiang
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
Police training
Subject:
Hand-to-hand fighting
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8.89x6.11x.35 in. .50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , First published in 1936, this work represents primary source material of ancient combat techniques designed in a time of occupation and war, when the threat of lethal hand-to-hand combat was an ever-present reality for soldiers, those involved in law enforcement, and very often for the ordinary citizen. This is the seminal work in the field, written by the forms founders, Liu Jinsheng and Zhao Jiang, as a training manual for the Police Academy of Zheijiang province. The intent of this translation is to provide authentic historical documentation for martial arts techniques that have been modified for use today in both competition and self-defense. Submission grappling is a technique in which fighters use locks, chokes, and breaking techniques to defeat their challengers in no-holds-barred matches. Chi Na Fa remains the most comprehensive explanation available of these Chinese grappling techniques, from which derive many current techniques. Renowned author and Brazillian jiu jitsu champion Tim Cartmell presents the book in a clear, compelling new translation.
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