“Ringing Round a Tree”
BAO SHU GONG
from the book: Jin Jing Zhong. Authentic Shaolin
Heritage: Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin. ISBN:
The exercise "Ringing
Round a Tree" is also called "Maitreya" (Buddha of the
future) - MILIE GONG. It is a hard external Shaolin
exercise belonging to the YANG force, but at the same
time it trains flows of the inner force and, therefore,
belongs to internal training (NEI GONG). That exercise
is easily done, force of arms during a lock is trained,
chest and stomach muscles are also trained....
third year of training, it is necessary to continue
training intensively, without stopping, in that case you
will have force to uproot that tree. This is full
success in the exercise; after it is possible to lift a
weight of 250-350 kg, rounding it with both arms. If
you, being in dangerous situation, clasp your enemy with
both arms, you can easily inflict a heavy injury to him.
There is such a saying among specialists in martial
arts: "If you practise the Martial Art during your spare
time, you will be able to defend your life in a
dangerous situation. The highest technique will come to
your subconscious and you will be able to defeat
hundreds of enemies". Indeed, it is absolutely
unreasonable not to believe those words. If there are
doubts left, choose a small tree - peach-tree or jujube
and simply train yourself during one hundred days
without aspiration for obtaining certain results.
Undoubtedly, you will get an excellent result.