Fundamental Iron Skills: Tempering Body and Limbs with Ancient Methods by Dale DugasFundamental Iron Skills: Tempering Body and Limbs with Ancient Methods by Dale Dugas

Fundamental Iron Skills: Tempering Body and Limbs with Ancient Methods

byDale Dugas

Paperback | August 10, 2015

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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.

Dr. Dale Dugas has over 35 years of training in Chinese, Okinawan and Japanese martial arts, including Uechi-ryu karate, Judo/Jujitsu, Jook Lum Southern Mantis, Shuai Jiao, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Taijiquan and Internal/External Qigong systems. He is a highly trained proponent of traditional Dit Da Ke (Chinese trauma medicine) as well ...
Title:Fundamental Iron Skills: Tempering Body and Limbs with Ancient MethodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.37 inPublished:August 10, 2015Publisher:Tambuli MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943155119

ISBN - 13:9781943155118


Table of Contents

Table of ContentsForeword by Dr. Mark WileyForeword by David RossAcknowledgmentsIntroduction Real or "Wow Factor"?Beyond the HandEssence of Iron Skills1. A Brief History of Iron SkillsGù, RuzhangArk Yuey Wong: Jim Anestasi & Ron ShewmakerTim Yuen Wong: James Yim Lee & Jim NovakMyths and LegendsWithholding SecretsSecret Manuals2. Overview of Iron Palm TrainingThe Parts of the HandWhy So Many Methods?The Science Behind Proper Training3. Internal Training ExercisesQìgong MethodsEmbracing PostPropping Up Post, Embracing PostWàigong MethodsEmbracing FistBlack Dragon Swings TailNèigong MethodsPressing HeavenPressing EarthPressing Heaven and EarthKey Points4. The Tools - Liniment and BagsDit Da Jáu LinimentJáu Brewing MethodBasic Dit Da Jáu RecipeJáu for Cold ClimateIron Palm Soak RecipeStriking Bags Medium - The Bag FillingsThe Bag Stand5. Iron Skills TrainingTraining PreliminariesPenetration and RepetitionsFour Striking Method ExercisesHeart of the PalmBack of the PalmOutside Edge of the PalmFinger TipsShort StrikesBrave Tiger Warm Down ExerciseFoundational Training PeriodStriking Other ObjectsPain Mitigation and Management6. Slap Strike for Iron BodyConditioning the ArmsConditioning the ChestConditioning the RibsConditioning the LegsConditioning the BodyDifferent Striking Apparatus7. Breaking ObjectsWoodPaving BlocksAdvanced Breaking8. Scatter Hands - Fighting ApplicationsVital PointsTechniques 1-3 - Bauguazhang Eight Diagram BoxingTechniques 4-5 - Jook Lum Southern MantisAfterword - The BeginningAppendix A: Interview - Chinese Medicine for Physical InjuriesAppendix B: Terminology - English and Chinese with CharactersAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

"The myth of iron palm training from kung-fu movies has finally met its match in Dale Dugas' comprehensive book. No secrets! No mystical mumbo jumbo! Making this a manual for all serious practitioners of iron skills." -Dr. Mark Wiley"In the old days, a potential student would abandon their lives and travel miles to find a man like Dale Dugas. Luckily for the reader, in your hands you have much of Dale's wisdom, without ever leaving your home." -Sifu David Ross