Friday – Sunday, August 11-13, 2017
Shuai Jiao (摔跤) is a generic name for Chinese style wrestling practiced within a martial arts system or as a sport. In modern usage, it can also refer to any form of wrestling outside of China. “Shuai” means to “throw to the ground” and “jiao” means to “wrestle or trip using the legs.”
Shuai Jiao is one of the four main categories of fighting in traditional Chinese martial arts. The other categories are: Kicking, Striking, and Qin Na (or “Chin Na,” joint-lock and control). Kicking and striking can be used for all ranges of combat while Shuai Jiao and Qin Na are especially used in short-ranged fighting.
Applying Shuai Jiao techniques effectively begins with understanding how to intercept, repel, and neutralize. The techniques can be incorporated into all martial arts styles.
This seminar will include following:
- Set ups through intercepting, repelling, and neutralizing
- Techniques in the YMAA Shaolin Curriculum
- Techniques from Taijiquan postures
The techniques are focused on takedowns and will not cover most aspects of grappling (such as submission holds or turnovers) or competition rules. Many techniques are related and overlap across other martial arts styles.
The seminar is suitable for:
- YMAA Shaolin & Taijiquan students
- Beginner to intermediate level students in any martial arts style. (Having a basic background is a plus but not required.)