Author's preface 7
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 and Man's Internal Organs. 31
1.4 Seventy-two Arts and Age. 34
1.5 The Difficult and the Easy in Mastering 72 Arts. 35
1.6 Laws and Rules of 72 Arts. 37
1.7 Training Methods of 72 Arts. 38
1.8 Base Exercises which Form the Ground for Improvement in 72 Arts. 40
1.8.1 Suspending a Gold Coin (XIUAN JIN QIAN). 40
1.8.2 Hanging Pearl of Buddha (GUA FO ZHOU). 40
1.8.3 1000 Layers of Paper (QIAN CHENG ZHI). 42
1.8.5 Striking at cotton-wool ball (XUAN MIAN CHUI). 44
1.8.6 Striking at Wooden Dummy (DA MU REN). 45
1.8.7 Kicking at Wooden Pole (TI MU ZHUANG). 46
1.8.8 Kicking at Flying Meteor (TI CHENG CHUI). 47
1.9 Essentials of "Internal" and "External" Skills in 72 Arts. 48
1.9.2 Sixteen prohibitions in training the "internal" and the "external". 48
1.9.3 Twenty harms to be avoided when training the "internal" and the 4« "external". 49
1.10 Exercises for head, face, ears, nose, eyes, and mouth as a base for 50 improvements in 72 Arts.
1.10.1 Exercise for the head (SHOU GONG). 50
1.10.2 Exercise for the face (MIAN GONG). 50
1.10.3 Exercise for the ears (ER GONG). 50
1.10.4 Exercises for the eyes (MU GONG). 51
1.10.5 Exercises for the nose (BI GONG). 51
1.10.6 Exercise for the mouth (KOU GONG). 52
1.11 Exercises for tongue, teeth, and body. 53
1.11.1 Exercise for the tongue (SHE GONG). 53
1.11.2 Exercises for the teeth (CHI GONG). 53
1.11.3 Exercises for the body (SHEN GONG). 53
1.12 Foundations of the "Inner" and "Outer" Skills. 54
Chapter 2. Training Methods of 72 Arts. 57
1. Method "Diamond Finger" (Yi Zhi Jingang Fa). 57
2. Exercise "Twin Lock" (Shuang Suo Gong). 59
3. Exercise "Striking with Foot" (Zu She Gong). 60
4. Exercise "Pulling out a Nail" (Bo Ding Gong). 61
5. Exercise "Ringing Round a Tree" (Bao Shu Gong). 62
6. Four-Part exercise (Si Duan Gong). 64
7. Exercise "One Finger of Chan Meditation" (Yi Zhi Chan Gong). 68
8. Exercise "Iron Head"(Tie Tou Gong). 70
9. Exercise "Iron Shirt" (Tie Bu Shan Gong). 72
10. Exercise "A Series of Blows" (Pai Da Gong). 74
11. Exercise "Sweeping with an Iron Broom" (Tie Sao Zhou). 76
12. Exercise "Hand - a Bamboo Leaf" (Zhu Ye Shou Gong). 78
13. Exercise Jumping Centipede (WU GONG TIAO). 80
14. Raising a Weight of 1000 JINs (TIE QIAN JIN). 82
15. Celestial's Palm (XIAN REN ZHANG). 84
16. Method of Hardness and Softness (GANG ROU FA). 86
17. Cinnabar Palm (ZHU SHA ZHANG). 88
18. Exercise Lying Tiger (WO HU GONG). 90
19. Swimming and Diving Skill (QIU SHUI SHU). 91
20. Sluice Shutter weighing 1000 JINs (QIAN JIN ZHA). 98
21. Covering with a Gold Bell (JIN ZHONG ZHAO). 101
22. Exercise Finger Lock (SUO ZHI GONG). 102
23. Luohan's Exercise (LUOHAN GONG). 104
24. Lizard Climbs the Wall (BIHU YU QIANG SHU). 107
26. Exercise "PIPA" (PIPA GONG). 113
27. "The Pole of a Falling Star" (LIU XING ZHUANG). 116
28. "Poles of Plum Bloom" (MEI HUA ZHUANG). 117
29. The Art of Stone Padlock (SHI SUO GONG). 121
30. "Skill of the Iron Arm" (TIE BI GONG). 125
31. "Fist like a Bullet" (DANZI QUAN). 127
32. Exercise "Soft Bones" (ROU GU GONG). 130
33. Exercise "Frog" (HAMA GONG). 133
34. Exercise "Piercing the Curtain" (CHUAN LIAN GONG). 134
35. The Force of Eagle's Claws (YING ZHAO LI). 136
36. Technique "Iron Bull" (TIE NIU GONG). 138
37. Skill of Eagle Wings (YING YI GONG). 140
38. Arm of Sun Rays (YANG GUANG SHOU). 144
39. Exercise for Groin (MEN DAN GONG). 146
40. Exercise "Iron Bag" (TIE DAI GONG). 147
41. Method that Reveals the Truth (JIE DI GONG). 150
42. Skill of Tortoise Back (GUI BEI GONG). 154
43. Skill of Deft Jumps (CUAN ZONG SHU). 159
44. Skill of Light Body (JIN SHEN SHU). 163
45. Exercise "Iron Knees" (TIE XI GONG). 166
46. Technique of Jumps (TIAO YAO FA). 168
47. Palm of Iron Sand (TIE SHA ZHANG). 171
48. Pulling a Silk Thread (YI XIAN CHUAN). 175
49. Method of drawing in YIN (XI YIN GONG). 178
50. Technique of "Rubbing and Thrusts" (MO CHA SHU). 179
51. Exercise "Stone Pile" (SHI ZHU GONG). 182
52. Skill "Neither Lances nor Broadswords Can Wound" (QIANG DAO BU RU 185 FA). 185
53. Gong Fu "Flight" (FEI XING GONG). 188
54. Hand of Five Poisons (WU DU SHOU). 189
55. Skill of Water Separation (FEN SHUI GONG). 190
56. To Fly Up to the Ridge and to Walk on a Wall (FEI YAN ZOU). 192
57. Skill of Somersaulting (FAN TENG SHU). 195
58. Pole of Cypress (BAI SHU ZHUANG). 197
60. Exercise "Pinching a Flower" (NIAN HUA GONG). 201
61. Exercise "Pushing a Mountain with Palm" (TUI SHAN ZHANG). 205
62. Technique of Horse Saddle (MA AN GONG). 209
63. Skill of Nephrite Belt (YU DAI GONG). 211
64. YIN Fist Method (YIN QUAN GONG). 213
65. Skill of Sand Bags (SHA BAO GONG). 215
66. Skill "Piercing Through Stones" (DIEN SHI GONG). 218
67. Skill "Pulling Out a Mountain" (BO SHAN GONG). 221
68. Claws of Mantis (TANGLANG ZHAO). 223
70. Palm of Guan Yin (GUAN YIN ZHANG). 229
71. Skill "Raising a Pot" (SHANG GUAN GONG). 230
72. Rubbing Palms (HE PAN ZHANG). 232
I have no inclination to civil branches of science, I was always attracted by military path. In my childhood I often played war, attacked and took defense. When I read some war stories, I forgot about everything. Clothed in black, wearing highboots, with a wooden sword on my back, I sat astride on a wooden bench and imagined that I was galloping on a horse back toward some noble feats. It was none other than manifestation of my nature. My ancestors were well-known people, they passed their Mastership from generation to generation, but after the decline of the monarchy* they gradually Jin Jing Zhong started to depart from this tradition. My ancestors realized that my nature was open to the Martial Arts, therefore they started to teach me in acrobatics and combat technique of Shaolin.
When I grew up, I became a disciple of tutor Zhu Guan Peng who taught me the ancient style Tan Tui ("Kicking") and the technique of joint dislocation. Tutor Zhu knew this method very well.
*editor'S note: the author means Qing dynasty (1644-1911) that ruled before Xinhai Revolution of 1911 in China.
Then I was a disciple of tutor Yang De Shan and studied the Shaolin style Liu He Quan ("Fist of Six Harmonies"). The requirements were very strict and I had to do my best. Time, five years of training, passed quickly. During those years I trained myself when it was hot and when it was cold, did not stop lessons even at days-off and during holidays. I trained myself all the same, even if I was very busy in social activities. During those five years I managed to master four kinds of Gong Fu and gradually comprehended profound sense of the Martial Arts.
There were a lot of excellent masters, and I often thought about my further studies with the aim of deeper understanding of the Martial Arts. At that time I happened to meet tutor Yin De Kui. Then he was over 80 years old. In the past he roamed provinces of Shanxi, Shenxi, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, had popularity and good reputation. In his time he received inheritance from tutor Zhang, his skills (GUNG FU) were superb. I instantly understood that he was an excellent master and I became his apprentice with his permission. Senior disciple Guo Ze Yi replacing the tutor taught us skills. Sometime the tutor himself helped him and gave instructions to us. As Guo Ze Yi had already learnt from the tutor during 30 years, he mastered all that was the most valuable and reached perfection. That's why to learn from him meant the same as to learn from the very tutor. Our tutor was very good at "instinctive" Gong Fu, it is also called "supernatural" Gong Fu. This style differs from other schools, it rests upon the subconscious and uses hidden psychic forces, that's why it was called Xing Gong Quan - "The Fist of Subconscious Mastership". This Gong Fu has other names too: Ren Zu Men («Teaching of Ancestors») and San Huan Men («School of Three Emperors»).
Bai Li Xian ( Painter)
The compilers. From the right to the left: Jin Xiao Tian, Jin Jing
Zhong, Jin Zhuang Fei.
I, twenty years old lad, left civil service and fully devoted myself to military affairs, diligently worked as an instructor and trained myself in Kung Fu. Nevertheless, I often felt doubts. Fortunately, I met a lot of practiced people experienced in Kung Fu, a lot of like-minded persons. They helped and admonished me. I learnt many valuable things from them. In the mountains of Songshan I met His Reverend Miao Xing, the Head of the Shaolin Monastery, the living legend of that time. He liked my purposefulness and he started to teach me the style Luohan Quan, the 72 kinds of Martial Art, methods of hitting acupoints and acupuncture, technique of joint dislocation, methods of catches, and many other things.
I am grateful to my lucky star for being engaged in the Martial Arts for 21 years. I listened to admonitions of my Tutors and learnt a lot. I was born in a family of officials, but never had I a habit to enjoy respect and luxury, that's why I succeeded in getting good results. Moreover, I diligently learnt and all my tutors were well-known people. During whole my life I was engaged in the Martial Arts, I was taught, I did my best, all other pursuits were sacrificed to it. Was it done only to improve health or to become a tutor in Kung Fu and a hawker who sells a complex of movements (TAO)? Our Martial Arts are important means of strengthening the Nation and the State. Unfortunately, many Wu Shu masters put on airs and stagnated. They keep secrets from each other and don't share experience. It will be of no good. That's why we publish for the country all we have got and appeal for everybody to support our initiative and spread it. Let our Martial Art like the rising sun shines for the whole world, let our country be among powerful states. We collected all we had seen and heard, we gathered ancient manuscripts given to us by our tutors to compile the present edition. We hope that readers will make their comments that could be used to introduce corrections into the second possible edition.
Jin Jing Zhong in military uniform
Mad Jin Jing Zhong from the family of Yanjing.
Wrote it in the House of Dilapidated Books and Blunt Sword on the 1-st of March 23-th year of Chinese Republic (1934).
Certificate for passing Government Training Certificate belonging to the author. examination belonging to the author.
Diploma in teaching belonging to the Honorary medal presented to the author. editor.
Honorary gold medal presented to author. Gold medal "For Valour" presented to author.
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