On October 9th, 2016 I will teach the Seizing Hands Sparring Form at Sifu Jeremy Hector’s Lions Pride Kung Fu School in Gardena Ca., 18529 South Western Avenue, Gardena, CA 90248 310-658-4846
Seminar will start promptly at 10AM and end at 5Pm.
Lunch will be from 1 -2 PM.
Tuition is $120 per person.
During this seminar you will learn one side of the Chinna 2 person sparring Form. This routine is about 44 moves per side. I strongly encourage you to bring a friend to learn the other side so you can practice together. Even if you can’t bring a friend, you still learn a lot of traditional Chinese joint locking techniques in a single day. This will immediately improve your self defense skills. Please arrive a little early to loosen up and take care of any business. I have written notes clearly describing every movement to aide your memory and training of this awesome form.
The Seizing Hands form also known as Chin Na Sparring Form is the one of the best Chin Na sparring forms ever created. All sparring or two person forms are a mock battle between two partners. Sparring forms are pre-choreographed so each person knows what the other will do next and each person can defend themselves correctly. All sparring forms feature a variety of techniques and have a realistic back and forth flow between the two partners exchanging attack and defense.
The Seizing Hands Sparring Form is unusual because it concentrates on the joint locking and twisting techniques known as Chin Na. There are about 44 moves per person in this form and they are mostly all joint locking techniques. This also means that you’ll be escaping from those locks and techniques and learning how to reverse or counter them.
They are other moves such as punches, kicks, sweeps, and elbow strikes. However, these are often used to start the Chin Na move. This means your partner throws a punch and then they end up in a joint lock. This is more advanced than simply blocking the technique or even dodging it.
Joint locking techniques are one of the more advanced aspects of Kung Fu and they can be somewhat dangerous to learn. They are dangerous to learn because if they are applied wrong you accidentally injure your partner. Therefore forms like this where both players know what will happen next are helpful to develop awareness and self control.
When you have studied this form it will become almost impossible for the average person to twist your arm! Even an expert will find it a challenge and you may be able to easily reverse their technique back on them!!!
One of the best things about training sparring forms like the Seizing Hands Sparring form is developing triggers. Triggers are a felt learned response to a threatening situation. This means when you feel the familiar setup to joint locking technique happening it triggers your well rehearsed counter, or escape. This means you don’t even have to mentally figure it out, or wait until it is well developed. You feel this setup and you respond with this defense. It works great and this form builds many great triggers making you well prepared to resist these sorts of attacks. Of course you’ll also develop the ability to use them yourself offensively.