One of my practice partners recently showed me something new, but I don’t know what it’s called: when I pushed towards him, he put his hand on my elbow and, without pushing or any movement, stopped my push by breaking the flow of chi down my arm.
There was no sensation of pain, just a pulsing as I continued to guide chi into the push, searching for a way around the blockage. The pulsing was my chi bouncing back and forth between my shoulder and my elbow and then it pooled in my chest and I disengaged because the feeling of pressure was uncomfortable. Not painful, just weird.
He said that the process is to find the chi channel that your opponent is using and then send out a beam of your own chi to interrupt the flow. It felt like a blockade. I couldn’t find a way around it. Of course, I was pretty freaked out by the whole thing—where did my forearm go and why can’t I push? So it was a little hard to concentrate.
What is this jin called and how do I counter it?
Any information on the subject would be much appreciated.