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One-Finger Shooting Zen, a treasure of Shaolin Wahnam, demonstrated by Grandmaster Wong

Chin-na is sometimes heard but little understood. It is a special and compassionate way of fighting using holds and grips, and is often confused with locks.

Even amongst its practitioners, one aspect of chin-na that is not usually realized is the importance of mind training and force development over techniques. This does not mean that techniques are not important; they are required to execute chin-na, but without mental focus and relevant force, techniques alone will be inadequate in successful chin-na applications.

The video clips below show the training of mind and force in the Special Chin-Na Course.

You can read first-hand accounts of the Special Chin-Na Course by Zhang Wuji from his posts in the Shaolin Wahnam Discussion Forum by clicking here.

Please click the pictures or the captions below to view the videos

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One-Finger Shooting Zen Jabbing Beans Jabbing Beans
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Taming the Tiger Gripping Jars Fierce Tiger Cleanses Claws
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Fierce Tiger Cleanses Claws Fierce Tiger Cleanses Claws

We would like to express our thanks to Dr Damian, Dr Roseline and Bernadette from Shaolin Wahnam Sabah for making these videos, and Godfery Kissey of Ogingo Videography, Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia, telephone number: 60-88-731788, e-mail godfery@pc.jaring.my for providing the video equipment.

You can view all the above video clips by clicking the picture or the caption. Click the bottom right corner for enlarged viewing.

Importance of Mind Training and Force Development from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Glimpses of Special Chin-Na Course

Click here for an Overview of the entire course

  1. Importance of Mind Training and Force Development
  2. Applying Strategies and Tactics in Effecting Chin-Na Techniques
  3. More Sophisticated Chin-Na Techniques
  4. Following the Opponent's Momentum in Chin-Na Attacks and Counters
  5. How to Subdue an Opponent with Chin-Na even when he Knows the Counter
  6. Chin-Na Techniques for Dislocating Wrists
  7. Some Examples of Chin-Na Combat Sequences
  8. Marvelous Techniques Beget Marvelous Techniques
  9. Three Points of Time to Counter Chin-Na Attacks
  10. Countering Sophisticated Chin-Na Techniques
  1. Successful Application of Chin-Na Attacks and Three Points of Counters
  2. Good Timing and Good Spacing
  3. Close-Body Fighting and Rapid Punches
  4. Listening to Winds and Catching Goats

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