- Feb 5, 2011
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Thanks for that info! I did a Youtube search for Iron Palm and I saw this:
Somewhat similar. The main differences were that we were standing and dropped to a one-knee kneeling position. The blocks were just less than knee-high. Same blocks, though. We used a phone book instead of that bag that they use. We don't use dit da jow. We also don't condition the hands. In our version, the hand came up further in the air - but the landing was that same 'no force' or 'soft' looking manner, very very similar, I think. And of course, the tiniest woman in the dojo broke two on her first try; most of us were required to try three or more. I failed at three, but several in the class did four or five, and had never broken before or at most once before. Sensei did three with the back of his hand, and to my knowledge, he does not do makiwara or anything like that to condition his hands.
Looking at his whole body language I think it is a kinetic power transfer from across his body. You get that by transferring your body weight into your palm.
In my opinion, what QiGong does is maximize the performance and control processes in every bit of your body instead of just certain parts like in modern power generating concepts.
Try to look at and think of all the different body parts as one, instead of seperating them into different parts, it is a mental barrier that suppresses power transfer.
Also there are different visualization techniques in QiGong. For this purpose I would recommend to visualize your body to be as heavy as iron.
How about this one? More like how you do it on your school?
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