Authentic Shaolin Heritage: Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin

Jin Jing Zhong.

Authentic Shaolin Heritage: Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin.

 (Tanjin, 1934).

Authentic Shaolin Heritage: Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin

31. Fist like a Bullet


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*Excerpt from the book: Jin Jing Zhong. Authentic Shaolin Heritage: Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin. ISBN: 978-1440474170


Shaolin exercise “Fist like a Bullet” is a hard external exercise, it belongs to the YANG force. It is designed for perfecting blows at the enemy with the joints of the second finger phalanges set forward as regard to the front surface of a fist. It is also one of the Shaolin methods of “Deadly Arm”.

The training method is quite simple and resembles the Shaolin exercise “Saddle” (MA AN GONG). But the exercise “Saddle” trains the force of the front striking surface of a fist and this exercise, finger joints. The hand is not completely clenched into fist, the fingers in the first phalange bend and take their place near the third joints (i.e. under the joints of the third phalanges, at the edge of a palm from the finger side). Fingers are not completely clenched into fist. The inner part of the hand (from the palm side) forms a plane. The thumb, bending, is placed in the central part of the palm. The hand position is like that one during a seizure of an enemy’s arm in the technique CHIN NA (Shaolin art of grappling with simultaneous press at vulnerable points). After the acquirement of proper shaping of the hand position, deliver blows ...



... Therefore, training in “hardness” must also include “soft” effort. The ability to chisel a depression in a steel plate with finger joints shows that a high level of the skill has been achieved. But it needs four or five years of stubborn training at least to attain that. This Shaolin GONG FU also belongs to the section “Deadly Arm”, but it is more effective as compared with Shaolin skills of “Finger Lock” (SUO ZHI GONG) and "Making Holes in Stones" (DIAN SHI GONG). In many methods fingers are used, but in this case joints are employed. Joints have no other practical use except hitting the enemy. After the successful end of training you will be able to deliver a blow so hard that it will be fatal to the enemy. In a peaceful situation one must not have even a desire to injure a man, that’s why a trainee who has acquired this method well must be always cautious and careful. Under no circumstances should you, if you rely on your skill, behave rudely and arrogantly, you will not, then, happen to injure a man because of reckless or careless behavior. Forerunners said: “Harm can be done suddenly and accidentally, those who learn combat techniques must be very watchful”. One can injure bones by a blow after learning this skill during one year. It is similar to the method “Bone Injury” (XIE GU) of the Shaolin style “Tiger’s Claws” (HU ZHAO QUAN).



Authentic Shaolin Heritage: Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin

Authentic Shaolin Heritage: Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin


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