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I've found that it's best read on a device with a high resolution screen because of the photos. The format is good and I havn't found any mistakes. As with all martial arts you need to practice in a class and get tuition if you are beginner. The photo representation of the different stages are well done but it's obvious that for it to be usefull you would have to practice until the moves became second nature. Having said that I do enjoy reading the book and it's easy to follow so I would say that it's been well done because of that fact.
photos in the book are printed with very low resolution and are unclear. Learning Qin Na from a book is very much dependant on high res photos so in my opinion this is absolutely unusable. dont waste your money on this, find a better resource.
I am a jiujutsu instrutor and have been one for 13 years and Yang Jwing-Ming can come into my dojo any day if this is what he teaches. This book is packed with knowledge and entries. And the videos that go along with this book show the master Yang is one of the smoothest lock men I have ever seen. His entries are minimalist and effortless compare to the protracted robotic dance of most martial art locking system. A book for all arts envoveled in locking.
The pictures sometimes don't follow the quality of the wisdom that is tried to be passed, but overall the book is excellent, depicting fine techniques that represents the true ancient chinese knowledge.
Top Inhalt zu einem fairen Preis. Ausführlich Beschreibung der Anwendungen. Die Qualität der Fotos könnte besser sein. Man merkt ,dass das ein Nachdruck ist. Die erste Auflage ist aus 1995. Egal...kaufen !
Photos in book totally weak ink — hard to see. One has to strain the eyes a lot to see well hands, arms, and positions — clear and good photos are essential in a Martial Art book, indeed the responsable thing to do plus the author is not just starting his career in MA. His books are not inexpensive, and yes he is indeed a true MA Master! But we need for him to tell his team to do better in the images of this book! Content as always coming from him is top notch — nothing to do with the quality of the photos. Once again, he does know everything there’s to know about MA! Better photos would have given him 5 ⭐️.
If you're a martial artist exploring new techniques and other types of martial arts, I highly recommend this book to you. I've been practicing martial arts for a few years and I have found this book to be very useful in broadening my knowledge base of different techniques, principles, and methodologies. I originally had this book a few years ago and I had to reorder it because when I moved I didn't bring it with me. I found it very helpful back then, I find it very helpful now.
Other than that, the book is full of pictures in black and white. They aren't high definition Kodak pictures, but this isn't a picture book. The pictures have arrows and specific explanations that make the techniques repeatable by at least someone who's had experience. If you're not very talented or have had a lot of experience with different techniques this may not be the book for you, because you may not be able to replicate these techniques as, say, someone who has the flexibility to do so because of their experience in techniques, not the art itself, but these type of techniques in particular. However, if you're new BUT very committed to learning these techniques you'll find a way to replicate them and improvise to fit you.
The book also has explanations about which tendons are being pulled and what parts of the body are being stressed. There are about 1,000 techniques that you can learn from this book and each technique's name is given in English and in Chinese.
Overall, this is a very comprehensive book of the applications of Shaolin Chin Na and I recommend it to anyone who wants to explore different disciplines, regardless of their ability to replicate the techniques in the pictures and explanations.
This book is really great for explaining to you what is happening and what to do with the move, under comments called "theory," but which actually tell you physical details and moves that typically follow. I really appreciate this because most books don't do this for martial arts moves. Since these moves are common throughout many martial arts, I think it would inform any martial artist about the internal effects and useful subsequent moves for what they are doing. it's also a pretty fat book, with a lot of pictures.