The Method of Chinese Wrestling
One of the art's earliest and most complete training manuals, The Method of Chinese Wrestling explores all aspects of this ancient fighting system, including solo training, training with equipment, constructing training apparatus, application of techniques, and the rules of competition. Throwing, gripping, and falling techniques are revealed in minute detail, and in accompanying photographs, the author and his top students illustrate the methods described. Both a fascinating historical document and a practical training guide, the book is an essential reference for anyone interested in the martial arts.
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Foreword by Chen Jiaxuan
Foreword by Xu Zhiyi
Important Points of Study
TRAINING WITH EQUIPMENT
Illustrated Guide to Grips
Illustrated Explanations of the Throwing Methods
Back and Capture beside the waist Cang County Center Club Twisting center of Y's chest Chinese wrestling Club Twisting Exercise Control Forward Advance downward Eight Banners front grab Y's left grab Y's right Han Wudi hand to grab Hebei hips Hook and Hang horse riding step jacket Jiao Jiao Di Judo lateral step Left and Right left fist left foot forward Left Side Lifting Hook Look straight ahead Low Club Twisting Lower Control Forward Lower the head martial arts Ming Dynasty Movement moves One—Two opponent's outward Pivoting practice pugilism Purpose of Training Qi Jiguang right fist right foot forward Right Kicking right knee right leg Right Rolling rotate the club Round the elbows Shuai Jiao Stand up straight Stationary Body Lock techniques Three tightly Tong Zhongyi turn the body twist and rotate twists the club Underhook upper body Upper Control Forward upward Verbal Command wrestlers Y's belt Y's left leg Y's legs