Why Is It Called A Chinese Burn?

Mystery Hour

Mystery Hour Question

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.

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