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Developing Jin: Silk-Reeling Power in Tai Chi and the Internal Martial Arts

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Developing Jin provides a complete and progressive training regimen for increasing and refining chansi-jin, also known as silk-reeling power or coiling power–the true power of the internal martial arts. With step-by-step instructions and photographs, experienced teacher Philip Starr walks readers through a variety of techniques designed to help practitioners feel and use jin in their martial arts training. While much of the existing writing on jin relies on cryptic and mystical descriptions of internal power, Starr takes a direct, no-nonsense approach that addresses commonly held myths and identifies the real body mechanics behind this unusual power. Useful for novices and advanced practitioners alike, Developing Jin is a crucial addition to any serious martial artist’s library.

Table of Contents

1.Got Jin?
2. How To Use This Book
3.Basic Conditioning Exercises
4.In The Beginning
5.Structure and Alignment
6.Training the Breath
7.The Nature Of Qi
8.Let’s Get Engaged!
9.Beginning With Stillness
10.The Breath Coiling Form
11.The Secret Of Tendon Power
12.Internal Coiling
13.Applying The Coiling Power
14.Putting It All Together
15.Training Routines For Coiling Power
16. Three Become One
17. Combative Applications

1 review for Developing Jin: Silk-Reeling Power in Tai Chi and the Internal Martial Arts

  1. Rated 1 out of 5

    that, I don’t mean to say you should toallty overlook Jujitsu. Jujitsu is a very powerful art, but, also difficult to grasp. Especially the grappling aspect of it is not very easy to learn and hard to train in by yourself. Shaolin, however, is put together in stages of difficulty: the first forms and techniques are easy to learn and get harder as you progress, but are rarely complicated, even at the higher levels. My personal suggestion would be shaolin, but you might not have a studio nearby to that teaches it. You can learn a lot of shaolin from video, but this is really only successful if you have some previous martial arts experience, so you know how to glean the finer techniques from watching on video. Otherwise go with Jujitsu, because there are generally more Jujitsu schools in America (I don’t knw where you are) than Shaolin.15 yrs martial artslots of reading

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