BU DAI GONG
from the book: Jin Jing Zhong. Authentic Shaolin
Heritage: Training Methods of 72 Arts of Shaolin. ISBN:
exercise “Bag” is the “soft” Gong Fu, it develops
“internal” power and belongs to the YIN category, but it
contains some elements of YANG. It is not training with
a bag, that is the name of a method for exercising the
stomach. The training purport is the development of
ability to withstand enemies attacks.
At the first stage of
the training process it is necessary to sit, calm down
thoughts and breath, strain QI in the region of the
waist . Stroke the stomach with both hands 36 times: the
left hand moves first, then the right one ...
... Now if you
“drawn in” the butt-end of the log with your stomach and
then strain QI and abruptly push out the log, it will
fly directly forward. If the enemy punches at your
stomach, his fist will stick in the stomach and it will
be difficult to pull the fist out – such a feeling as if
handcuffs were locked, causing pain. Even spears and
swords can do no harm. BU DAI GONG is a combination of
YIN and YANG with “hardness” and “softness” to
supplement each other. This kind of Shaolin GONG FU is
not to be identified with the “hard” GONG FU “Iron Bull”
(see par.#36), they are different methods.
It needs 10 years of
hard work to get full success. I had occasions to see
Shang Yung Siang’s performances when he withstood the
strongest blows at his stomach and “drawn in” an
attacking fist – they were wonderful shows.