Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Snake Style #4 --Takedowns

This is one of my favorites; it's the late Dr. Xie Peiqi demonstrating Snake chin-na with some really cool takedowns. This clearly comes from a Bagua background. The Judo and Aikido guys out there will see the similarities and differences between the techniques of said arts. Also note he is striking pressure points on the side of the neck in one technique.


Bob Patterson said...

That first take down is similar to one of our tkd one-steps.

The difference being we lock up the one arm with a two-arm shoulder lock and sweep.

Your video traps both arms and adds pressure points. Cool stuff.

Colin Wee said...

Looks like a cross between an irimi and a tenchinage. There are too few videos/discussions of applications from Chinese martial arts. It's wonderful to see them!