CHIN-NA AND TIGER-CLAW

Shaolin Four Gates

Grandmaster Wong explains the application of the palm thrust against vital points

Uninitiated persons observing a performance of “Four Gates” may not be aware that there are chin-na techniques and their counters in the set. Chin-na is executed here with the Tiger-Claw, mainly for gripping opponents' vital points. It is a compassionate way of fighting, disabling opponents without causing them serious or irreversible injuries. The Tiger-Claw can also be used in other ways of attack, like sweeping, tearing, jabbing and striking. The application of the palm thrust to strike vital points, rather than gripping them as in chin-na, is also explained.

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Body-Work Finer Points of Tiger-Claw Finer Points of Tiger-Claw
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Attacking Vital Points Thrust Palm
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Gripping Vital Points Tiger-Claw Techniques
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Nails as Weapon Stretching the Body Powerful Sweep
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Various Tiger-Claw Techniques Class Practice Class Practice


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Chin-Na and Tiger-Claw in Four Gates from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

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