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How to Do Dragon Subduing Hand from the 18 Hands Techniques

Learn how to do the dragon subduing hand move, as part of the 18 hands techniques, from Sifu Karl Romain in this Shaolin kung fu Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Karl Romain sharing with you the eighteen tactics. Today what we do is dragon subduing hand. Dragon subduing hand is what we call a chinar. Chinar means to seize and control and I'll be demonstrating that on my partner today. We're gonna start with a basic wrist grab. Notice that when he grabs, he's got a grab where his thumb is down towards the floor. I'm gonna counter grab. From here I'm gonna pull him towards me. Naturally when somebody pulls you towards him you pull away. I'm gonna follow him in bringing my elbow up and then dropping it straight to the ground. Okay, let's demonstrate this a little faster. And now I'll demonstrate it from the other side. He's gonna grab. I counter grab. Notice that my thumb is up towards the ceiling. Notice his thumb is towards the ground. I cover, I pull towards me. He pulls in, arm bends and then I drop him down. Okay, lets do it again full speed. I'm Karl Romain and that was dragon subduing hand from the eighteen tactics.

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