Ian Collins is Leading Britain's Conversation.
One of my school children asked if they could give me a Chinese burn. Why is it called a Chinese burn?
David, New Malden
** Definitive **
Name: Alan, Bushey
Qualification: Practiced Krav Maga self-defence
Answer: The reason it's called a Chinese Burn comes from martial arts. When you throw an opponent over and hold on to their arms, they often get burns, so it’s called a Chinese burn.
Do you disagree with the reason it's called a Chinese burn? Write your answer in the box below.