Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Chin Na in Israel
Here's one for Bob over at "Striking Thoughts", who is currently enrolled in a very painful Chin na school right now...
We know that Israel is the home of the ultimately practical "Krav Maga" self-defense system, but it looks like there's a few good Internal artists there also!
"In this clip, Efi Dinar, from the Nanking Tai Chi School of martial arts in Israel, demonstrates only a few of the various techniques taught in the ancient art of Chin Na".
-- I love the concepts and movement. Notice about half-way through when the "attacker" spins out of the shoulder/elbow lock, the instructor demonstrates several ways to salvage the technique for a takedown.
My only criticizm would be that these techniques are pretty hard to set up against a resisting opponent, unless you have a set-up strike first.
STRIKE TO LOCK, LOCK TO STRIKE-
While stylisticly different, you see here many techniques that would also be found in Aikido and traditional Jujitsu.