Refining Jin: A Master Class in Coiling Power by Starr, Phillip

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ISBN 9781623173401 – NORTH ATLANTIC – RANDOM HOUSE US Paperback 304 pp – August 2019

PHILLIP STARR began studying martial arts in 1956, including judo, Kyokushin karate, Shito-ryu karate, Baixingquan (a form of Northern Shaolin kung fu), baguazhang, taijiquan, xingyiquan, and Filipino arnis. In 1976 he won the United States Karate Association’s Grand Championships, becoming the first kung-fu stylist to win the title of National Champion. He is also a two-time winner of the Amateur Athletic Union’s Chinese Martial Arts National Tournament. He has authored five books on the martial arts- The Making Of A Butterfly, Martial Mechanics, Martial Maneuvers, Hidden Hands, and Developing Jin, as well as numerous articles for various magazines and e-magazines, including Inside Kung Fu and Truwaza. Starr lives in Liuzhou City, Guangxi, China.

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Martial artist Phillip Starr explains the “coiling power” of Jin and how to subtly refine it for a more relaxed but explosive force, which can be used with multiple fighting and martial arts styles.

Adding to the numerous basic exercises from his previous book, Developing Jin, martial artist Phillip Starr focuses on more advanced and subtle aspects of emitting the legendary “coiling power.” Starr conveys the facets to this unique technique with straightforward ease, dozens of detailed black and white photos, and the patience of a master teacher. Perfect for students interested in the martial arts systems of baguazhang, taijiquan, and xingyiquan (or “coiling power”) who want to deepen their understanding and practie of them.