Taiji Qinna (Tai Chi Chin Na) - Part I

I’ve always been a big fan of qinna, even before I had encountered taiji. In fact, Dr. Yang Jwing Ming’s in depth book on the subject was one of my earliest exposures to the art (Taiji Chin Na: The Seizing Art of Taijiquan – go buy it if you don’t have it!). That’s why I put Dr. Yang’s video here first. The second video is Master Tony Ho breaking people with his qin na technique. If you are unfamiliar with Master Ho, his website is Wuji Qigong Taijiquan, and he has a weekly class Sunday mornings in Irvine, California. The third video is Huang Jeng Bin, mentioned elsewhere on this site. Remember to take a look at Part II of the taiji qinna series as well.

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Taiji Qinna (Tai Chi Chin Na) – Part II

Continuing the series on Taiji Qinna. The first video is our good pal Chen Yu showing the destructiveness of his qinna gongfu. Ouch. You can find Master Chen’s website at cytjw.cn, but it’s in Mandarin. Still, a nice resource to learn more about Chen Yu’s classes and schedule. The second video here is Master Her Ran Shan, who I don’t know much about. I think he is located in Shanghai. If you know Master Her Ran Shan, contact me to let me know his info. Finally, the third video is Mike Martello. You can see that Martello’s qinna was highly influenced by his bagua, but I still wanted to put it in the series. RIP Mike!

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Examples of Fajing (fajin) – Wei Chung Lin

Sifu Wei Chung Lin here demonstrates his fajin issuing energy on an array of his students. These videos are especially interesting to offer an insight into a specific school’s (Sifu Lin’s) approach to developing this specific method of issuing energy. The first video showcases Lin’s practice of stationary partner training to hone & demonstrate his fajin, whereas the second video shows the same energy being applied in a (slightly) more realistic setting. Sifu Lin teaches at a location in the Chicago area (Skokie, IL), and you can view his website at the Chinese Taoist Martial Arts Association.

Cheng Man Ching Yang Style Applications (by Huang Jeng Bin)

A brief collection of applications from the Cheng Man Ching 37 posture Yang style form. These videos are teacher Huang Jeng Bin who teaches in Taipei, Taiwan. Check out his website, at Huang Tai Chi.

Tai Chi Self Defense Applications by Jesse Tsao

Here is an excellent collection of tai chi self defense applications (taiji yongfa) by taiji teacher Jesse Tsao (you can learn more about him & buy full copies of these movies at his site: Tai Chi Healthways). I especially like this series of videos to help explain tai chi’s applied combat uses. While the videos are not necessarily showcasing tai chi against the most vicious of oncoming attacks, it doesn’t offer insight to those who are used to imaging tai chi chuan as a slow moving health dance.

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Chen Taiji Quan Fa Jing (Fajin) by Chen Yu

Here is just a nice little video of Chen Yu demonstrating some fajin energy from Chen style tai chi. I think Chen Yu’s fajin is one of the best looking I’ve seen in an internet video. Imagine being on the receiving end of some of those strikes…