Often times we as martial artist can get tunnel vision in the style we are training in. Even though today a lot of people talk about mixed martial arts and in fact mixed martial arts have been around for hundreds of years still people seem to get stuck in their chosen style.
This is very bad because it promotes stagnation in their training, even worse than that they become ill equipped to deal with surprise situations that can arise.
If you don’t know what Chin Na is it is a system of martial arts that focuses on Locks, Pressure Points and Cavity strikes. In this writers opinion it’s a must know art for effective street self defense.
Unlike traditional martial arts you don’t learn forms because the entire martial art system is based on A persons anatomy. Understanding how the body works makes a huge difference when having to defend yourself against bigger stronger opponents.
The truth is many of the techniques taught in Chin Na can not be used in the ring. This has led many to say kung fu people can’t fight without gauging eyes or other dirty fighting techniques.
I would say that may be an excuse for some, however if you are training for real life situations and these are the types of techniques you work on perfecting it’s true they are not safe techniques for the ring.
Again I want to stress because Chin Na is not a style of fighting it can be added to any martial arts system. You may find that other martial art systems have locks and such, but I am willing to bet that most of them made their way from Chin Na.
Chin Na Techinque | The Secret To Applying The Figure 4 Wrist Lock
In this video you are going to learn a simple trick to applying the figure 4 wrist lock to a person that is resisting it or is simply stronger than you.
The thing to understand about locks is a person can resist one motion, however a person can not resist 2 motions at once and this exactly what you have to learn to do in order to apply this lock and other locks.
By learning the figure 4 wrist lock this way you can reverse engineer other locks to effectively pull them off.