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The leg can also be used as an effective defence

Good timing does not necessarily mean that one must be fast. Of course if you are too slow you are unlikely to be successful in combat, but sometimes it is useful to slow down your attack or counter. Some examples are shown in the technique “Black Tiger Guards Door”.

In another technique, “Bail Moon from Sea Bottom”, good spacing is demonstrated. This technique is a deadly counter against kicks. Many martial artists may not know what to do when countered in this way when they kick. Three effective responses are shown in the video series here.

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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Fast Movements Irrespective of Size Slow Movements
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Black Tiger Guards Door Fierce Tiger Enters Rock Black Tiger Guards Door
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Good Spacing Bail Moon from Sea Bottom Deflecting with Leg
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Bail Moon from Sea Bottom Bail Moon from Sea Bottom Rolling Away

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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Good Timing and Good Spacing in Shaolin Chin-Na 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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