Iron Sweeper Kung—The Iron Sweeper Kung develops the strength and toughness of the student's legs. The student begins by practicing the low Horse Stance each day, which develops the leg muscles. After several years of strengthening the legs, the student begins to practice low kicks against a wooden post driven into the earth. Each day the student practices leg sweeps against the pole until he breaks it. Another larger wooden pole is driven into the ground, and the student practices his leg sweeps against it until it too breaks. The final phase of the training involves the student practicing against a large tree, until by dint of continual battering he is able to strike the tree with enough force to bring the tree swaying and cause the leaves to fall.
Leaping Kung—The student begins by digging a hole two feet deep and three feet wide. Standing in this trench, the student practices leaping out to ground level. Every two weeks, additional weights are added to the body and the trench is dug an inch deeper. After continuing for several years, the adept will be able to leap out of a trench seven feet deep with over ten pounds of weights attached to his body. Then the adept will be able to jump across a chasm or leap to the top of a small building with ease.
Speed Running Kung—Initially the adept attaches lead weights to the ankles and then practices running in open fields until winded. The adept will continue to increase the weights on his ankles every two weeks. After several years, he will be able to run ten miles while wearing the weights. Eventually the student will practice running up and down hillsides. After removing the weights, the adept will feel as light as a butterfly.
Water Dividing Kung—Water Dividing Kung concentrates strength in the backs of the palms and arms. The adept begins by burying a dozen ten-foot long bamboo poles vertically three feet in the ground. Then the student ties a rope in and around the upper part of the poles, in effect creating a wall. The disciple then starts to practice by pushing both hands through the center of the bamboo row, then spreads him arms outward. As practice increases, a small gap will appear. Eventually the disciple will be able to bend open the bamboo poles and walk to the other side. When this is accomplished, the adept will add additional poles on each side and repeat this training until twenty poles can be pushed apart with ease. Should an unruly crowd ever detain an adept or block his passage, his Water Dividing Strength will have the force to part the mob as an earthquake splits the ground.
Wooden Man Kung—The Wooden Man Kung involves practicing strikes against a wooden structure that resembles a man. The student begins by practicing slowly, emphasizing the accuracy of his strikes. As the student becomes more accurate, he begins to strike in faster and more complicated patterns moving around the wooden dummy as he attacks from all angles. After several months of practice, the student will be able to strike the dummy with fast and accurate blows that will become second nature to him in an actual fight with an opponent.
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