Tui means "to push" and Na means "to lift and squeeze."

Now this expression is more correlated to the healing arts, in fact Tui Na is a name of a healing art using the manipulation of body tissues and structures.  However it is directly related to the Martial Arts and more specifically to the Bubishi when we look at it from the Kyusho perspective.

Let's start by examining the two main animal styles contained within the Bubishi  with Fujian White Crane and Black Tiger.  Both styles employ extensive Qinna methods in their martial training, typically a more advanced process as it is far more difficult to enact on a fighting opponent.

Martial Aspects

Tui Na can have both healthful as well as martial applications, depending on the intent and methodology used.  In more Okinawan dialect the method may also be called or named Tui Te or Seizing Hand and has several different facets.

They applications are trained in layers so that skill is developed more naturally, effectively and efficiently from the base levels to the most advanced.  To fully understand the deeper aspects of Kyusho, Dim Mak, the Bubishi and it's articles, this is a vital key and training process.

These 5 levels of application are or were a part of the Shaolin descendant arts and styles with applicability for healing as well as destructive purposes.

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More on the Black Tiger attacks, next Friday.



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