Legends & Folklore

In the Han Dynasty in China about 2000 years ago, there was an old farmer named Chen Yin. For many years, he and his son worked very hard on their few acres of land, and they had gradually become tolerably rich. However, old Chen Yin was not happy. The one thing he regretted in his life was that he had never had any friends in the higher levels of society.


Although the Chin Na techniques from one Gongfu style may seem quite different from the techniques of another style, the theories and principles of application remain the same. These theories and principles form the root of all Chin Na techniques. If you adhere to these roots, your Chin Na will continue to grow and improve, but if you ignore these roots, your Chin Na will always remain undeveloped.


It is important that you know about the progress that has been made by modern science in the study of Qi. This will keep you from getting stuck in the ancient concepts and level of understanding.