The Shaolin Temple’s 72 Secret Combating Workout routines or ‘Kungs’ contain coaching extremes which, if persevered with, ship astonishing outcomes. The next train, Immortal Palms Method or ‘Xian Ren Gong’ transforms the finger-tips into ‘stinger-fingers’ and develops a lethal finger jab for fight use. Because the Shaolin maxim states: ‘Fists strike spots, fingers kIll factors!’, illustrating the worth of such coaching.
The 72 ‘Kungs’ fall into two classes: Yin/Rou (inside/gentle) and Yang/Gang (exterior/arduous). The primary class entails the coaching of invisible energies (i.e. Qi) manifesting inside the physique’s inside might be painstaking and elusive. Consequently, progress might be troublesome to observe and will-power and perseverance are important as success in such inside power coaching might be painstaking and elusive. Yang/Gang strategies toughen, strengthen and reinforce the physique’s exterior in numerous methods Such exterior power-training permits progress and outcomes to be extra simply discerned and success might be attained extra rapidly. However, success within the Yin/Rou class is most extremely prized resulting from their additional diploma of issue.
This train, of the Yang/Gang Exterior Energy Coaching selection, (1) resembles ‘Finger Pointing Train’ (2) described elsewhere. A comparatively simple drill fashionable with Chinese language Martial Artists, if practised recurrently, Immortal Palms Train (aka Xian Ren Gong) converts the 4 finger-tips into harmful weapons, able to delivering a deadly jab and is a selected train of the palm.
At first, as you stroll about, press your 4 finger-tips towards any arduous objects you come throughout: partitions, bushes and the perimeters of homes, as an illustration. Subsequent fill a container with moist clay and frequently jab your fingers into this till the clay dries up. After this happens, take away the clay block and jab this repeatedly each day. This will likely trigger some preliminary ache, however persevere till a jab of your fingers lastly breaks the block in two, When this happens you’re prepared for the subsequent stage.
Subsequent, use a wood plank and recurrently press the identical place along with your finger-tips till a concave indentation seems. Proceed till a gap seems and persist till your fingers can pierce via the entire plank. When this happens you’re prepared for the subsequent stage.
Substitute the plank with a sandstone block and proceed equally. Finally, the same concave indentation will seem within the stone-block and finally a gap might be made. When your complete hand can move via this gap, you have got completed this talent
Immortal Palms Train equips you with ‘stinger-fingers’-a fearsome finger-jab which can be utilized in preventing which even consultants in Iron Bullock Arts (3) can’t stand up to. Of outdated, Shaolin exponents of Xian Ren Gong skilled their left arms to keep away from killing opponents by chance.
Notes and References
(1) see ‘Kung Fu: Further Progress When Inside and Exterior Mix’ for extra about Yang/Gang Energy Coaching’ and the way it differs from Yin/Rou Inside Vitality Coaching. (EzineArticles 2011)
(2) ‘Shaolin Kung Fu Secrets and techniques: Finger Pointing Method’ has particulars of this Secret Artwork. (EzineArticles 2011)
(3)’ Secret Shaolin Kung Fu Combating Workout routines-Iron Bullock Arts!’ (EzineArticles 2011) incorporates particulars of this.