Chinese Wrestling.

October 26, 2007

Believed by many to be the oldest form of MA, wrestling or “Jiao Li” was developed during the Zhou dynasty.

Throwing techniques are considered an essential part of a complete fighting system that encompass kicking, striking, grapping and throwing – a model that the late Bruce Lee based his training regimen on.

However, just like Chin-na (seizing and holding), most throwing techniques (except for maybe Chinese Wrestling) are embedded in the forms.

Techniques like “Pulling tiger tail posture”, “Returning horses to stable” and “Parting horses mane” etc etc. are more throwing techniques than anything else.

A shot clip showing a 2-men drill throwing drill.