First, be advised that all of these VCD's are IN CHINESE ONLY. In our opinion that doesn't matter much because the instruction is clear and the quality of photography very good. But we will not accept returns just because people didn't read... IN CHINESE ONLY. Given that, these are really tremendous deals for the money. Each of these special VCD's can be played on a computer for full enjoyment. Made for PC's they are also Mac compatible by downloading Quicktime (for free) and any similar VCD player program. Also playable on most DVD players. For less than $10.00? Wow!

Chin Nah Self Defense

Chin Na is an ancient branch of Kung Fu. Contrary to what many believe there are actually very few "pure" Chin Nah styles in China. Most knowledge in the art is considered supplemental to other forms of striking and throwing. Chin Nah requires some sensitivity and anatomical knowledge. For many it can be initially frustrating. Also, though most Chin Nah demonstrated is essentially the same the level of demonstration and skills vary widely. This is a clear and practical showing of the art. Chin Nah shows the essential simplicity of applied martial arts (there are, after all, only so many ways to bend an arm). In response to all the "new" and "modern" styles we follow the great answer by Praying Mantis instructor Brendan Lai when asked if he was a traditional martial artist, he replied, "Of course unless you've dreamt up a new way to break an arm that no one has ever seen before."

Instructor: : Qi Ling Duan, 1st grade Wushu judge.

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VCD#1134 Chin Na Shoulder Grabs
About an hour VCD pricing, Chinese only

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This VCD concentrates on shoulder grabs showing many methods divided into major counter offensive actions such as arm coiling. The instruction here is as clear and most Chin Na presentations we've seen. Straight forward, practical and strong applications with strikes and manipulations intermixed.

VCD#1135 Chin Na "Surprise Attacks"
Double VCDS VCD pricing, Chinese only

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Two VCDs show many reactions to "surprise" attack. Some pretty strong actions utilizing throws, arm locks, follow up strikes, sweeps and other direct and straight forward counters. This is a double VCD.

VCD#1136 Chin Na Knife Attacks
About an hour VCD pricing, Chinese only

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An entire series of counters to knife attacks. Most are based on classic movements where the knife hand is controlled and from there the movement is to the ground, a disabling armlock or a choke. Movements against knives require much training and experience. The counters shown here are classic of differing efficacy but all well shown.

 

VCD#1137 Chin Na Bear Hugs
About an hour VCD pricing, Chinese only

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This disk shows many counters to attacks from front and rear bear hugs. Good, practical stuff.

VCD#1138 Chin Na Fist Attacks
About an hour VCD pricing, Chinese only

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Punches are showcased on this VCD with multiple responses including many with arm locks, neck controls and strong throws. Practical and clear.

VCD#1139 Chin Na Chest Grabs
About an hour VCD pricing, Chinese only

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Solid and direct responses to chest grabs. Of course many actions are similar to other VCDs in this series which should be taken as proof of the versatility of good movements. In this case some interesting new counters.

VCD#1140 Chin Na Club Attacks
About an hour VCD pricing, Chinese only

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Classic chin nah defenses against club attacks, mostly swings. Some interesting pressure points. Most of these are fairly well known but the explanations here are clear, concise and very straight forward and don't suffer from the "set up" that some demonstrations do.

VCD#1141 Chin Na Leg Attacks
About an hour VCD pricing, Chinese only

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Some good takedowns and throws against kicks. The second portion of this VCD deals with attack against your legs, that is to say tackles. Everything here is easily understood and applied.

VCD#1142 Chin Na Hair Grabs
About an hour VCD pricing, Chinese only

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Many hair grabs front and back countered in this series. A good thing to see since hair attacks have some special considerations like making sure you don't encourage the attacker to tear his hand away.