Chin na (ch’in na, qin na)

Seizing the joints. The branch of Chinese martial arts concerned with using joint-locks to immobilize and capture someone, as well as to dislocate or break arms, leg joints, and spinal vertebrae. Also used to pull, rip, or tear skin by grabbing.

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I recently returned from a three week instructor training in a chi gung practice called “Gods Playing in the Clouds”. This intensive was held at Menlo College near San Francisco and I’d like to share some details about my experience.


Frank Iborra