Skill of Light Body
JIN SHEN SHU
from the book: Jin Jing Zhong. Authentic Shaolin
Heritage: Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin. ISBN:
Shaolin "Skill of
light body” is a soft way to strengthen the internal. It
is not simple to acquire the skill of “Light body”.
Thanks to the knowledge of the skill even the people
whose bodies weigh over 100 JINS can easily take a rest
on the branch of a tree like a butterfly or a bee. It is
not complicated for them to fly like a swallow but it is
not easy and quick way to achieve such a result.
At the first stage
the training Shaolin method of “The skill of light body”
is similar to that one employed when learning “The skill
of deft jumps” (CUAN ZONG SHU) and “The skill of
movement in the air” (FEI XING GONG) ...
starts to learn that Shaolin skill in his childhood, he
will be able to learn to run on stone piles, on the edge
of a vat or a basket within two years. By that time,
that is two year after, the amount of small iron pieces
in the basket decreases more than by a half. When the
movement on the edge of a basket is acquired, you have
to fall down from the basket on the flat surface, stand
up erect and fall down again. And even in that case the
body must not leave any marks on the sand.
Those who abandoned
and stopped training after having met some difficulties
tear their hair out from disappointment that they could
not acquire that skill. There is a great deal of talk
about that Shaolin skill now, there is a demand for it;
however, it is difficult to learn the skill as it was