Special Seminars

Special seminars are our way of teaching and sharing a rich array of Chinese Martial arts and health practices that go beyond what’s learned in regular classes. Seminars can include Chi Kung, special Tai Chi forms, weapons, or self defense like Chin Na. Seminars are normally held on three Saturday mornings in a month from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Some are self contained and take only one month (3 classes) and some, like Tai Chi long forms are longer and can span over the course of 6 months or more.

Using Chin Na for General Self Defense

July 17, 24, and 31 a 9 am to 11 am

Lin’s Martial Arts Academy is offering a three Saturday seminar on Chin Na, the art of seizing and grasping. The class will focus on basics for self-defense.  You will practice techniques which allow the smaller person to overcome a larger opponent.  No previous chin na training is required. 

Warm Ups will include stretching techniques with hand and wrist exercises for strength and flexibility. 

Techniques for defense against punches, grabs, clinches and headlocks will be presented.  Additional subjects to be covered include:

  • Elbow press (ikkyo in aikido)
  • Golden silk wraps wrist (nikkyo in aikido)

Where:  Lin’s Martial Arts Academy, Chinese Culture Center, 427 Adams SE, Albuquerque 87108


$70 for 3 classes