Biography of the Reverend Miao Xing

The Reverend Miao Xing, the second name Wen Hao, nick-name Golden Arhat, was born in the town of Dengfeng, Henan province. In his childhood he indulged in WU SHU, writing and calligraphy, he especially liked the Buddhistic Teaching. When he was twenty years old, his level of mastership became quite high, but he continued to perfect himself. He started to travel regions close to the valley of Yangtse river, met many famous people. Together they discussed various problems, and those personal...

Introduction Theoretical Fundamentals

Sluice Shutter Weighing 1000 Jin

1.1 72 Kinds of Martial Arts in combination with Pugilistic techniques and Weapon. When you train the Martial Art WU SHU , besides learning pugilistic and weapon handling techniques you have to pay serious attention to so called soft and hard Gong Fu. You use pugilistic and weapon handling techniques in a combat and Gong Fu is the basis of pugilistic technique and weapon handling. Therefore, great masters master not only the combat technique in perfection, but also gain great results in Gong...

Four Part Exercise Si Duan Gong

The Four-Part exercise is a base one both in the soft and hard GONG FU of 72 Kinds of the Martial Art. It has much in common with a known method of health improvement Eight Pieces of Brocade worked out by marshal Yue Fei1 during the rule of the dynasty of SUN. Before studying the very combat technique WU SHU one should train the Rider's stance MA BU and step movement technique. The training stirs up interest in a man and he oftener trains himself. Then, it will not be long before the result...

Sluice Shutter weighing 1000 JINs Qian Jin Zha

Sluice Shutter

Sluice Shutter weighing 1000 JINs is a hard exercise strengthening the outside, it belongs to the hard force of YANG. If you look at a man doing this exercise, you can realize at once that this exercise develops the force of both arms perfectly well by weight-lifting. Actually, thanks to that a heavy weight is lifted, all three levels of the body arms, torso, and legs are trained. Unlike to several exercises for palms and fingers and other kinds of GONG FU which specialize in training certain...

Exercise Iron Shirt Tie Bu Shan Gong

The exercise Iron Shirt is hard GONG FU for the development of the external force. If you combine this exercise with training the internal power by means of TONG JIA GONG The art of a child, or Children's exercises a complex of 16 exercises for teaching children develops flexibility, equilibrium, control of breath, steadiness, and speed , you can attain the same result as in GONG FU Covering with Gold Bell. However, it is not easy to reach success, that's why the people in command of this GONG...

Hand of Five Poisons Wu Du Shou

Another names of the skill WU DU SHOU is YIN Hand and Palm of Five Thunders. It is a hard GONG FU, it develops the outer power and belongs the YANG category, but at the same time also contains softness YIN. Many wanderers exercise that kind of GONG FU. The method is very simple, you need only to get ready for training. On the eve of Qing Ming festival , dig out a lower layer of clay weighing 10 kg. The clay should be of light yellow color. Put it into an earthenware vat for drying. During the...

Exercise Frog Hama Gong

Qing Shen Gong Skill Light Body

This exercise is also called Lifting a Stone Block. It belongs to the hard GONG FU, trains the external power and belongs to the YANG category. The purport of the exercise is to make muscles hard, which helps to beat off an enemy's attack. It is similar to the exercise Iron Shirt TIE BU SHAN . Many people in the city of Tiantsin practise this exercise. Unfortunately, they simply pump up muscles. For instance, they lift weight of 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 90 kg. It is the most primitive method of...

Exercise Pulling out Nails Bo Ding Gong

Pulling Out Nails Kung

The exercise Pulling out Nails belongs to hard external training, it is the hard YANG force. It is one of the exercises which develop skill of hands, the locking force of thumb, forefinger and middle finger. The exercise is very simple. It is necessary to take a thick unabi, or jujube1 board, knock 108 nails with length of about 3 CUN 10 cm into it and pull them out with the thumb and forefinger. If you can pull out nails with your hand, that is the end of the first stage on the way to...