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12 Animal Poems of Xing Yi Quan

The poems relating to the Twelve Animals of Xing Yi Quan give the practitioner insight into the internal dynamic and Jin (energy, strength and spirit) of each animal. These insights ai correct performance and application.

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Free Video: Ba Gua Seize and Pull Drills

Seizing-Pulling Partner Exercises are part of the Foundational Training in Ba Gua Zhang. These important drills develop basic skills in leading and pulling the opponent, while simultaneously teaching one how to escape being led and

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Wooden Dummy Arm Conditioning Liniment

Many styles of Chinese martial arts contain Wooden Dummy exercises, in which blocks and strikes are practiced using a dummy with wooden arms, and Seven Star exercises, in which two practitioners bang forearms together, in

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Eagle Claw Hand Strengthening Liniment

Eagle Claw Hand Strengthening Liniment is a traditional formula for training the seizing power of the hands in Eagle Claw Gong Fu and Qin Na (capturing and seizing techniques). This description might lead one to

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Vital Point Striking – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 2-part article on Vital Point Striking. Read Part 1 HERE. Simultaneous with the development of the lethal techniques discussed in Part I of Vital Point Striking, were the creation

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Ba Gua Qin Na
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Ba Gua Qin Na

Qin Na (chin na) is variously translated as “capture methods,” “seizing and controlling,” seizing and locking.” Qin (擒) means to capture, catch, or seize. Na (拿) means to hold, grasp, or squeeze. Qin is like

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Vital Point Striking – Part 1

Vital points are not a myth. The secret knowledge of vital points has been known for 2,500 years. Bian Que, a legendary physician from China’s Spring and Autumn Period (around 500 BC), was a traveling

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