Brian Kagen pick: “Seize the Opportunity with Chin Na: Part 1” by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

“Speed is the most important factor in an effective Chin Na technique. With many Chin Na techniques (the application) you need to use only one-half or even one-third of the power of your opponent. However, without speed you will not be able to control your opponent before he escapes or reacts against you. There are, however, many other Chin Na techniques which do require considerable power to execute and to maintain control.”

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  1. bruce baker says:

    A definite must if you want to discover the secrets behind the safe techniques of Aikido practice. An excellent series of books on Chin Na. One can NOT understand what aikido is all about without studying other styles of martial arts. You have to read, study, go to seminars, and interact with many people in other styles to appreciate what Aikido is all about.

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