It is possible to obtain a result only by making tremendous efforts and spending much time

The skill Piercing Through Stones serves for strengthening the outer power of the body, it is designed to rear the YANG force in a human body. That skill is aimed at training the indicative force of two fingers. After mastering it you can kill a man, just touching him with your hand. As regard to its effectiveness, it is similar to some soft exercises for finger training. When you master the skill DIEN SHI GONG, you will be able to concentrate all your force in fingers, or in finger tips, to...

It is necessary to start from a main basic exercise There is such an exercise of utmost importance in each school and

The exercise Stone pile is a hard exercise which strengthens the internal. It belongs to basic methods of the pile-style exercises that specialize in strengthening legs and is one of orthodox exercises. That exercise has such a name because legs of those who train it become like steadfast piles when the trainees reach the highest degree of its acquirement. Even people who have great physical strength can not throw (you) off your balance. The man who practises a Martial Art pays a great...

Technique DI

One must not use his Strength for deception of people. One must not rise over other people. One must not use this Art for suppression of people. If there are achievements, there should be flaws. It is necessary to know about flaws to attain higher achievements. It is necessary to breed the true greatness of Spirit. Quoth the tutor Miao Xing For that one who embarked on the study of a combat technique, Virtue (DE) that does not bend down before force is of great importance, makes much of defense...

Arm of Sun Rays Yang Guang Shou

The skill of The Arm of Sun Rays is a soft GONG FU, it develops the internal power and belongs to the YIN category. It is somewhat easier to obtain mastership in this GONG FU than in such skills as One finger of meditation Chan (see par. 7) and Cinnabar Palm (see par. 17), and so there are many known masters in this kind of WU SHU (Martial Arts). One of them, my acquaintance, lives in the province of Liaoning. He is Guo Li Zheng, a master in SHAOLIN QUAN, already over seventy. He is a...

Exercise Iron Head Tie Tou Gong

The exercise Iron Head is hard GONG FU, it trains external power (strength) and belongs to the category YANG. Besides, this method also has an internal aspect it must rely on strong QI. It is necessary to train three parts of your head top, forehead and back. Although external effect (force) is employed to strengthen skin, muscles and bones, it is also necessary to develop the internal force and QI. The head should be filled with QI and Spirit. One can achieve success if the internal and...

Swimming and Diving Skill Qiu Shui Shu

Such techniques as Diving into Waves, Walking on the Bottom of a Water Pool, GONG FU of Eight Parts are called Swimming Skill. Earlier people called it fitness to water environment, but today they say swimming technique. This skill belongs to the inner GONG FU and is based on the inner force (energy). It is in very close connection with everyday life of people. Not only those who learn WU SHU, but all the people have to learn it. For instance, you swim in a boat and suddenly the wind has risen...

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...

Training Methods of 72 Arts

Method Diamond Finger(YI ZHI JINGANG FA). The method Diamond Finger is a hard exercise that strengthens the external components1. It belongs to the hard force of YANG. When the exercise attains its aim, it is possible to knock a hole in the chest with a finger and injure internal organs. When mastering this exercise, one should train his finger daily on a wall or a tree trunk, other objects can be also used. It is necessary to strike with your forefinger at a wall or other objects, starting...

Ba Wangs Elbow Ba Wang Zhou

There is no such an exercise which could be compared with this one. It is not more than a killing technique and it is difficult to save life even with a medicine. Therefore, each man who exercises this method must be extremely careful. The exercise Ba Wang's elbow belongs to hard exercises aimed at external strengthening of the body. It is of YANG hard kind. That method is one of exercises to strengthen and fortify the elbows. However, that exercise differs from the exercise Eagle Wings (see...

Skill of Water Separation Fen Shui Gong

FEN SHUI GONG is a hard GONG FU, has external power, belongs to the YANG category. There are the following sections in WU SHU Methods of Sweeping off Obstacles (PAI SHAN SHI) and Palm Separating Water (FEN SHUI ZHANG). Skill of Water Separation is the very origin of those GONG FU. The strength of that GONG FU is concentrated in both arms, palms are of auxiliary significance. At the first training stage, it is necessary to take bamboo, a little more than ten sticks and fix them at the upper and...

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...

Editors note

'Yue Fei 1103-1142 , national hero of China, passed all the way from a soldier to a commander of an army marshal is considered as the creator of two combat styles - Eagle's Talon and XIN YI along with the complex BA DUAN JIN Eight Pieces of Brocade which was designed for improvement of physical training of soldiers. Part 1. Supporting the Sky, Raising the Earth, Adjustment of Three Heaters TUO TIAN TI DI LI SAN JIAO . Stand straight, stick out the breast, draw in your buttocks, look ahead as if...

Short biographies of the compilers

Jin En Zhong, elder brother, second name Ze Chen, nickname Mad, pen-name Jing Zhong, 30 years old, born in the noble family of Yanjing, went for his lessons to a private school of Yuying in the Chinese capital. He was taught acrobatics and Shaolin Wu Shu at home. Then became a disciple of tutor Zhu Guan Peng who taught him the style Tan Tui. Later mastered the Shaolin style Liu He Quan from tutor Yang De Shan. Also learnt Subconscious Gong Fu from tutor Ying De Kui. Besides, for a long time was...

The Art of Stone Padlock Shi Suo Gong

Much clearer and louder were these sounds in the past than now, but no place can be found to enjoy them at present The Art of Stone Padlock serves to strengthen the external power, brings strength to the body, like that one of the sun. This method serves to harden arms. It is especially suitable for lifting some heavy things. The efficiency of this art is not inferior to that one of the method of the Iron Bag TIE DAI GONG . The shape and the outline of the Stone Padlock are similar to those...

Luohans Exercise Luohan Gong

The Luohan's exercise is the inner exercise designed to improve the ability to see at night time. This is the purport of this exercise. This kind of GONG FU belongs to the Buddhist system of exercises designed to train the keenness of vision. This kind of training is quite difficult for an ordinary man, especially at the initial stage, but it results in the ability to see in pitch darkness. This exercise is designed, for example, for those who enter the army to serve at remote frontiers,...

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...

The Art of Lash Bian Jin Fa

Sluice Shutter Weighing 1000 Jins

The purport of The Art of Lash is to prepare both forearms for strong pressure. Unlike The Art of the Iron Arm which aims are similar to it and when forearms are also trained by striking blows, this exercise employs pressure with forearms on a hard surface. A wooden stick can be used when you just start to cope with this exercise. It is necessary to lean with both forearms on the straight, horizontally placed, wooden stick and press on it with all your force, the body slightly rises at that....

Fist like a Bullet Danzi Quan21

Chisel Fist Self Defense

The exercise Fist like a Bullet is a hard external exercise, it belongs to the YANG force. It is designed for perfecting blows at the enemy with the joints of the second finger phalanges set forward as regard to the front surface of a fist. It is also one of the methods of Deadly Arm. The training method is quite simple and resembles the exercise Saddle MA AN GONG . But the exercise Saddle trains the force of the front striking surface of a fist and this exercise, finger joints. The hand is not...

Celestials Palm Xian Ren Zhang

The exercise Celestial's Palm belongs to hard exercises for outer strengthening. This exercise trains to obtain so called YANG Hand, it trains the skill of stabbing force of finger tips. There is a similar, on the face of it, exercise for a hand YIN, the soft exercise One Finger of CHAN Meditation YI ZHI CHAN GONG see par. 7 . However, those two exercises are similar only in that in both cases finger tips are used. Four fingers closely laid together are used in this exercise. The training...

Covering with a Gold Bell Jin Zhong Zhao

Sluice Shutter Weighing 1000 Jin

This exercise is a hard one, it strengthens both outside muscles, bones, sinews and inside the inner organs . It is the most important hard exercise out of all 72 Arts. This exercise is rather complicated and difficult. It is necessary to make a mallet of stuff and strike with it on the whole surface of the body, on the front and the back. At first you will feel some pain but after training for a long time feeling of pain will gradually disappear. At that time the mallet of stuff can be...

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...

Contents Kung Fu Self Defense

Exercise Iron Bag Tie Dai Gong

Short biographies of the compilers 13 Biography of the Reverend Miao Xing 15 Discourse of the Tutor Miao Xing about Training Exercises LIEN GONG and Training of Combat Technique DI 19 Chapter 1. Introduction. Theoretical Fundamentals. 25 1.1 72 Kinds of Martial Arts in combination with Pugilistic techniques and Weapon. 1.9.1 Twenty requirements to be observed when doing internal and 'external exercises. 1.2 Effect of 72 Shaolin Arts on Breath QI and Blood XUE. 28 1.3 72 Kinds of the Martial Art...

Gong Fu Bag Bu Dai Gong

The exercise Bag is the soft Gong Fu, it develops internal power and belongs to the YIN category, but it contains some elements of YANG. It is not training with a bag, that is the name of a method for exercising the stomach. The training purport is the development of ability to withstand enemies attacks. At the first stage of the training process it is necessary to sit, calm down thoughts and breath, strain QI in the region of the waist . Stroke the stomach with both hands 36 times the left...

Technique Iron Bull Tie Niu Gong

You must not start to speak if you cannot answer for your words in future, and nobody has the right to say thoughtlessly everything at his own sweet will. If you wish to acquire a skill, learn to command your speech at first. At the first stage the exercise Iron Bull is aimed at strengthening the external power of the body. It allows to develop the force YANG in the body. Deeper penetration into this skill learns to determine when to speak and when to keep silence24. As far as the use and...

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...

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 Pipa Pipa Gong

The exercise PIP A is also called SAN YIN ZHI -Three Fingers of Yin and ZHI TOU TAN - Springy Fingers. This exercise is specialized on strengthening the outer side of finger tips and nails. It is a hard exercise belonging to the YANG force, a special exercise for the development of the flicking force of fingers. When training fingers in other exercises , one finger, either the forefinger or the middle finger, is often used. In the exercise PIPA four fingers which do springy movements flicks in...

Base Exercises which Form the Ground for Improvement in 72 Arts

1.8.1 Suspending a Gold Coin XIUAN JIN QIAN . The main purport of the exercise Suspending a Gold Coin is intensification of hearing and vision to develop protective reactions in case of a sudden attack of the enemy. An old copper coin with a hole can be used in the exercise hang it on a string to a beam at the brow level. Stand close to the coin and push it to swing from your eyes. When the coin returns and reaches your eyelid, try not to wink. After attaining this you can train GONG FU with...

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...