Shaolin Temple’s Secret Preventing Workout routines comprise varied Stake Arts (e.g. Plum Blossom and Meteor Stake Arts). Stone Pillar Arts (aka ‘Rock Pillar Arts’) belongs to the Yang/Gang Arduous Exterior Energy Coaching class. Involving directing Qi to Tan T’ien and legs (rising the latter’s pliability). Aka ‘Shi Zhu Gong’ it additionally incorporates sure Shaolin Yin/Rou Comfortable Inside Vitality Coaching options. Generally referred to as ‘Horse-Driving Stance (Ma Bu) Arts, stone pillars substitute wood ones to extend resilience.
Shi Zhu Gong particularly workouts the legs and trains the power of the decrease physique. Stone Pillar Arts illustrates the Shaolin Maxim: ‘Earlier than preventing, first practise the ability of standing on stakes’.
Such coaching allows people to be firmly ‘rooted’ to even the narrowest, most harmful spot and to face immovably with rock-like firmness, even when pushed by a gaggle of individuals with all their power. In any other case, ‘The tree (man) with out roots may be simply pushed over’!
This Secret Preventing Train or Kung’s acquisition includes 4 key phases.
Throughout this College students observe the horse-riding stance (Ma Bu) with (arms extending side-ways, horizontally) extensively regularly. Coaching is a number of instances every day (10x wouldn’t be extreme) steadily extending the time the stance is held. Persist till you possibly can ‘Ma Bu’ for roughly two hours every day.
The 48 pits, every a number of inches deep within the Thousand Arhat Corridor, floor into it by generations of Shaolin Monk Ma Bu Coaching emphasises the significance the Temple locations on this..
After rigorously measuring the width of their horse-stance, college students receive two four-foot poles (round 3-4 inches in diameter). These are buried within the floor leaving two toes uncovered, the above distance aside.
Horse-stance practise resumes upon these stakes. These initially could also be tough to steadiness upon however college students should persist steadily rising time spent on this place. Directing Qi downwards to the Tan T’ien (an inch-and-a-half beneath the navel) and the decrease legs and toes (a elementary Inside Kung Fu Coaching ability) helps tremendously right here.
Preliminary pains disappear with persistence. Roughly three months are required for this stage.
Weights are added to the place described First, an oblong stone-slab weighing round 40 lbs is supported on the thighs (each arms prolonged horizontally side-ways). As soon as this may be maintained for an hour additional weights are added in 20 lb increments till about 200 lbs complete may be supported thus
Now two particular person key-stones or ‘stone-locks’ (1) substitute the only slabs to combine arm-strength with that of the legs. The workouts of Stage Three are repeated till round 300 lbs may be carried for the same length.
A number of Years of devoted observe are required at this Stage.
It takes round 5-7 years of normal, devoted observe to accumulate Shi Zhu Gong, at this level making an attempt to dislodge the possessor is like ‘A dragonfly making an attempt to maneuver a stone’.
(1) Trendy-day kettle-bells can substitute these, additionally in line with sure authorities, Phases Three and 4 of the above ‘Kung’ may be carried out utilizing these.