Shaolin Chin Na
The Seizing Art of Kung-fu
By Yang Jwing-Ming. 6" x 9", 159 pages, paperback. In the Chinese language, chin na roughly translates into two words: "Chin" -to seize, and "na" -to control. Thus, the major purpose of chin na is to quiet or stop an aggressive action without maiming or injuring to a serious extent. As a result, chin na relies on grasping, pressing and unnaturally twisting the sensitive parts of the opponent's body such as nerves, muscles, and joints.