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“Iron Palm”

Nov
29
2019

Iron Palm, Through the Back, To the Mind

We’ve been so busy that we’ve neglected the great stack of Chinese books we are slowly adding to our collection. Even though in modern format, many of these books detail early styles and histories of this ancient art. Today’s entries include a book and DVD combination on ShanXi Tong Bei (through-the-back) boxing, a truly long-arm […]

May
16
2018

Family Resemblance

I’ve been asked to judge at the annual Tiger Claw tournament this coming weekend. One of the things unique at this event is that it will feature, in its traditional column, not one, but TWO, Shaolin divisions. This is particularly significant because, for the first time, these two competitions will offer double examples of true […]

Oct
5
2015

Iron Skills

We’re fast coming up on 4000 products now and, in that time, we’ve accumulated 4 (count ’em, 4) books on the Iron Palm. So it’s an auspicious addition when we do add to this section. Dr. Dale Dugas has set himself the project of  de-emphasizing the miraculous…

Jun
10
2013

Master of Shaolin Kung Fu

His skills were so profound that he was often able to be victorious with just one stroke. His Shaolin Iron Palm skills were so good that people called him “Iron Palm Gu Ruzhang”…

Nov
27
2011

Al Novak Passes

Much respected, many practitioners treated Novak as a kind of Kung Fu gandfather.

Nov
19
2011

Iron Palm Training: A Word

Some people really feel this concentration of energy and find it invigorating. And, for five to ten minutes a day of training, it all seems worth it.

Jan
24
2006

Gu Ru Zhang, Iron Palm Master (1893 – 1952)

A Russian circus was in town and had posed an open challenge that if anyone could take its “fighting horse” kicking three times there would be a $1000 purse – an enormous amount for the time.