Practical and Effective Takedowns! Shuai Jiao is one of the four main fighting categories of traditional Chinese martial arts: Kicking (Ti), Striking (Da), Chin Na (Na), and Wrestling (Shuai). Shuai Jiao specializes in countering against punching and kicking, using defense as the offense. Shuai Jiao is commonly used for short range fighting and taking down an opponent. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming offers in-depth instruction of the history, key concepts, solo and partner drills, and fundamental Shuai Jiao movements. Dr. Yang demonstrates practical defense techniques, with an emphasis on how to safely intercept, repel, and neutralize incoming strikes. Over 25 Shuai Jiao takedown techniques are instructed step-step, with corrections for common mistakes. These wrestling techniques are an excellent compliment to your sparring skills, and can be easily incorporated into all martial art styles. • • • Yang, Jwing-Ming Ph.D., is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has “made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years.” Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.