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Grandmaster Wong applying the formidable Spiral-Hand Grip on Adam

Dislocating wrist is an effective chin-na method. A few major ways of dislocating wrist, using patterns like “Bending Willow in Wind”, “Jade Girl Pluck Flower” and “Hiding Tiger's Tail”, are shown in the video series below.

The famous “chin see sau” (“chan si shou” in Mandarin) is also shown. Literally “chin see sau” means “cocoon hand”, but a more meaningful figurative translation is “spiral-hand grip”, which is very effective in dislocating an opponent's wrist and is not easy to counter.

There are, of course, counters to “chin see sau” and other chin-na techniques. The fundamental principle in the counters is to “follow the opponent's momentum”.

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 .

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Bending Willow in the Wind Lohan Strikes Drum Lohan Strikes Drum
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Cocoon Hand Technique Thunder Rolling in Sky Phoenix Spreads Wings
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Hiding Tiger's Tail Beautiful Girl Combs Hair Old Elephant Drops Tusk

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 for providing the video equipment.

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Shaolin Chin-Na Techniques for Dislocating Wrists 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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