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Old 02-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
Thomas Campbell
Join Date: Sep 2006
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Re: Joint Locking into Push Hands

Mark Jakabcsin wrote: View Post
Locks = Bend and twist. I couldn't watch past Nikajo. Sorry.
I noticed that too. That's why I included the title and verbal description from the original thread. Although I like mixing in joint locks (part of "qinna" in Chinese arts) with push-hands, the written description equating techniques from different arts based on a superficial resemblance is a common mistake. What is shown is quite distinct from DR-type locks that Dan or Howard would show, for example, or good Chen Taiji practitioners can demonstrate. Clear examples of locking up the skeletal chain are also shown in Tim Cartmell's translation of Zhao Dayuan's book, "Practical Chinna."
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