Iron Shirt qi-gong-like training

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  1. Zephyor

    Zephyor Orange Belt

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    Will it help for the ring or even the streets? Having the ability to resist and take up more punishment or winning those long wear-n-tear fights,
    Medicinal ball drop on the stomac area,or even small high number/rate contact area hits like chops, tiger palm strikes, applied on abdominal and arms legs.
    TL DR: workout or masochism?
     
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  2. hoshin1600

    hoshin1600 Master Black Belt

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    i am not sure you understand what Qi- gong consists of.
    i think your going to get both yes and no answers, depending on the definition people apply to Qi- gong iron shirt training.
     
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    hoshin1600 Master Black Belt

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    for what i do, my iron shirt training , the answer would be yes. but others will have different training ideas and thus different answers.

    oh ...and you need to know what you are doing,, thus a teacher.
     
  4. Kung Fu Wang

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    If you train

    - iron palm, you will hit your opponent for the rest of your life.
    - iron shirt, your opponent will hit you for the rest of your life.

    The choice is yours.
     
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  5. punisher73

    punisher73 Senior Master

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    I don't know much about "iron shirt" or "golden bell" other than the basic premise of the dynamic tension and breathing aspect.

    I think that "iron body" training with incorporating striking is a key component to any martial arts training. Medicine ball training is the same basic idea as this and I have seen many boxers having their partners gloving up and punching to their abdomen etc. to work on taking body punches.
     
  6. drop bear

    drop bear Sr. Grandmaster

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    Look a lot of people condition to one degree or another. It is a pretty accepted method.

    I do it. Which pretty much consists of I stand there they hit me.

    I don't really think there is a trick to it to be honest.
     
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    I studied Uechi-Ryu karate, it placed heavy emphasis on striking the body and limbs to condition them to take punishment. We would condition arms, legs, abdomen, chest and certain back areas. It was a gradual process and we increased power as we advanced in training. It's great for the body and can be beneficial in fighting/sparring. Just be sure to train with those that know what they're doing
     
  8. hoshin1600

    hoshin1600 Master Black Belt

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    what branch of Uechi did you belong too. i am in MA. so i worked with a lot of George Mattson's group.
     

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