Book Title: Fundamental Iron Skills : Tempering Body and Limbs with Ancient Methods
Author: Li Jung Yuen
Format: Paperback | 174 pages
Publication Date: 10 Aug 2015
Do you want hard arms for blocking and striking? How about an iron body to absorb blows from an attacker? In Fundamental Iron Skills, Dale Dugas shows you how to develop these ancient skills in a safe, step-by-step manner. This is the first book to cover all aspects of iron skills training in one volume, including solo training and the use of auxiliary training equipment and herbal liniments and soaks.
In eight chapters containing nearly a hundred photographs, Dugas explains the different ways you can set up your training area with support stands and tables, different types of training bags and open medium for striking as well as complete methods of safely training Iron Palm from beginning to the intermediate level are examined. Herbal medications for external use are also discussed in detail and a formula for Iron Palm Training Liniment (Dit Da Jow) and soak are included.
After the fundamentals, Dugas teaches how to test your development by breaking objects like wood, cinderblock and coconuts. Detailed text and phots show you how. Following this are demonstrated fighting techniques from the internal art of Baguazhang and the short-power art of Jook Lum Southern Mantis. Each technique emphasizes a different Iron Skill developed in the book and discusses specific pressure points for striking and taking out your opponent.
Learn to distinguish between the myths and the reality of Iron Skills training and see how you can train to create a stronger and healthier set of arms/hands.