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 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 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

February 15, 22, and 29 and March 7 14, and 21 10 am to 12 pm

Lin’s Martial Arts Academy is offering a six-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)
  • Attacks from behind, using the Bagua turning method
  • 4 bear hugs, front and back, and side clinches
  • Front and rear headlocks

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


CCC Students: $80 per month separately, $120 for all six classes  if paid up front.

Non-CCC Students:  $85 per month separately;  $130 for all six classes if paid up front. 


April 4, 11 and 25. 10AM – 12PM


Qigong – the study of enhancing Qi (the life force)/ energy in the body will be discussed and practiced.Enhancing your Qi can be used to increase one’s energy, health, and mental focus, while lessening the effects of aging, stress, and anxiety.

The Taoist Water Method is a 3000 year- old qigong practice developed by Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, the author of the Tao Te Ching. During the class, we will explain body alignments, the difference between qigong and neigong, the sixteen elements of neigong, and how to practice some of the neigong elements to enhance the flow of Qi through the body. We will also discuss how the elements of neigong are utilized within any style of tai chi. 

People who will benefit from this class are martial artists, people wanting to decrease the stress/anxiety in their lives, those that want to age gracefully, increase their energy, and learn how to heal the soft tissues in the body.

The plan for this course is to continue learning about and practicing qigong/neigong through multiple sessions of monthly classes scattered throughout the year. The class is not restricted to students who have no background in tai chi or qigong. You do not have to know a tai chi form to benefit from this class.  For martial artists, this class is to enhance your martial arts practice by learning how to incorporate the principles of qigong/neigong to direct energy through the body. 

For students who attended the first session of classes, we will continue refining the basics we have learned so far. New students are welcomed to join this second session.

Seminar Series Tuition:  $50.00 for the 3 Saturday class series.