Qinna translates as “seizing and catching” and is an inseparable part of Chen Taijiquan’s curriculum. Chen Taiji’s qinna is based on the principles of taiji and the so-called Thirteen Postures or arts of energy: meet, follow, push, press, pluck, adverse, elbow, lean, advance retreat, rightwards, leftwards, centering. Examples are demonstrated to show how such energies are unified in applications.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 10 No. 3 (2001): 8 pages.