Tai Chi Chuan is one of the more popular health activities practiced today. According to a 2007 survey by the NCCAM div. of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between 2.3 - 3 million people practice Tai Chi Chuan in the United States. Recommended by healthcare professionals, practiced for pleasure, fitness, or martial arts; by young and old alike, Tai Chi creates a vast community of people practicing for many different reasons. Many students expand their practice to include Tai Chi Chin Na. Commonly referred to as 'joint locks', chin na is fun, builds strength, and develops concentration and focus, and is part of the training of Tai Chi for sport or self-defense. Tai Chi Chin Na is integral to the long-term study of Tai Chi Chuan. This revised edition of our classic book on Tai Chi Chin Na includes a new and modern easy-to-follow layout; each movement is presented in 4-6 large photographs with lucid instructions on how to perform them; utilizes close-ups and line arrows to help learning properly. Other sections offer a the basic theory of Tai Chi Chin Na, fundamental training routines, and Chin Na methods in pushing hands practice. YMAA Publication Center is committed to creating a full set of 'user-friendly' books so that anybody can properly learn tai chi from beginner to advanced levels. This book is a beginner / intermediate level.