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

Author(s): Phillip Starr

Personal Development

"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 Book3.Basic Conditioning Exercises4.In The Beginning5.Structure and Alignment6.Training the Breath7.The Nature Of Qi8.Let's Get Engaged!9.Beginning With Stillness10.The Breath Coiling Form11.The Secret Of Tendon Power12.Internal Coiling13.Applying The Coiling Power14.Putting It All Together15.Training Routines For Coiling Power16. Three Become One17. Combative ApplicationsConclusion


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PHILLIP STARR began studying martial arts in 1956, including judo, Kyokushin karate, Shito-ryu karate, Baixingquan (a form of Northern Shaolin kung fu), baguazhang, taijiquan, xingyiquan, and Filipino arnis. In 1976 he won the United States Karate Association's Grand Championships, becoming the first kung-fu stylist to win the title of National Champion. He is also a two-time winner of the Amateur Athletic Union's Chinese Martial Arts National Tournament. He has authored four books on the martial arts: "The Making Of A Butterfly, Martial Mechanics, Martial Maneuvers, " and "Hidden Hands," as well as numerous articles for various magazines and e-magazines, including "Inside Kung Fu" and "Truwaza." Starr lives in Liuzhou City, Guangxi, China.

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  • : 9781583947609
  • : North Atlantic Books,U.S.
  • : Blue Snake Books
  • : May 2014
  • : 229mm X 152mm
  • : United States
  • : May 2014
  • : books

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  • : 208
  • : 200 black and white photographs
  • : Phillip Starr
  • : Paperback
  • : 514
  • : 613.7148