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Chi Na (Qinna) Books
"Chin NA" literally translates into "Seize and Control". Chin NA is the study of controlling an opponent through joint locks and acupuncture cavities.

Taiji Chin NA: The Seizing Art of Taijiquan (Chinese Internal Martial Arts) - by Jwing-Ming Yang and James O'Leary. Uses over 500 photos to describe Tai Chi Chin NA technique. Includes information about and explains Peng, Lu, Ji, An, Cai, Lie, Zhou, Kao, Cavity Press, as well as Chin NA in pushing hands.

Practical Chin NA: A Detailed Analysis of the Art of Seizing and Locking - by Zhao DA Yuan. Translated by Tim Cartmell. Yuan Zhao DA is the chief martial arts instructor at the Chinese Police Officer Academy in Beijing, China. Provides an in depth practical introduction to Chin NA techniques. The actual techniques taught aren't as important as what it teaches about the basic principles of Chin NA Provides explanation of the effect of strikes to anatomical weak points... and gives tips on the use of the Dim Mak pressure points to enhance seizing techniques. Attacks on each part of the body are each given chapters of their own.

Tai Chi Chuan Martial Applications: Advanced Yang Style - by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming and Alan Dougall. Chin NA elements of Tai Chi including seizing & submissions, analysis of the Tai Chi fighting set, and Tai Chi fighting strategy. Also teaches Tai Chi ball practice for Jing training.

Analysis of Shaolin Chin NA: Instructor's Manual for All Martial Styles - by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. Organized around the following categories: Finger, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Neck, Waist, Leg, Muscle Grabbing, Cavity Press, and Using Chin NA in a fight.

Gray's Anatomy: The Classic Collector's Edition by Henry Gray. Don't practice your Chin NA without it.

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