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Dale Dugas - Fundamental Iron Skills: Tempering Body and Limbs with Ancient Methods (Book)

 
Do you want hard arms for blocking and striking? How about an iron body to absorb blows from an attacker? Dale Dugas shows you how to develop these ancient skills in a safe, step-by-step manner. Learn More >>
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Dale Dugas - Fundamental Iron Skills: Tempering Body and Limbs with Ancient Methods (Book)

Do you want hard arms for blocking and striking? How about an iron body to absorb blows from an attacker? In Fundamental Iron Skills, Dale Dugas shows you how to develop these ancient skills in a safe, step-by-step manner. This is the first book to cover all aspects of iron skills training in one volume, including solo training, use of auxiliary training equipment, herbal liniments and soaks, breaking techniques and fighting applications.

In eight chapters containing nearly 200 photographs, Dugas explains the different ways you can set up your training area with support stands and tables, different types of training bags and open medium for striking as well as complete methods of safely training Iron Palm from beginning to the intermediate level are examined. Herbal medications for external use are discussed in detail and formulas for Iron Palm Training Liniment (Dit Da Jau) and soaks are included.

After the fundamentals, Dugas teaches how to test your development by breaking objects like wood, paving blocks, and coconuts. Detailed text and phots show you how. Following this are demonstrated fighting techniques from the internal art of Baguazhang and the short-power art of Jook Lum Southern Mantis. Each technique emphasizes a different Iron Skill developed in the book and discusses specific pressure points for striking and taking out your opponent.

Learn to distinguish between the myths and the reality of Iron Skills training and see how you can train to create a stronger and healthier set of arms/hands.

"The myth of iron palm training from kung-fu movies has finally met its match in Dale Dugas' comprehensive book. No secrets! No mystical mumbo jumbo! Making this a manual for all serious practitioners of iron skills." - Dr. Mark Wiley

"In the old days, a potential student would abandon their lives and travel miles to find a man like Dale Dugas. Luckily for the reader, in your hands you have much of Dale's wisdom, without ever leaving your home."- Sifu David Ross, NY San Da

"Dale Dugas has set himself the project of de-emphasizing the miraculous... (offering) many tips, herbal formulas, some applications, lots of lore and insight into this key corner of Kung Fu training."
- Ted Mancuso, Plum Pub's KaiMen Blog

Dr. Dale Dugas has over 35 years of training in Chinese, Okinawan and Japanese martial arts, including Uechi-ryu karate, Judo/Jujitsu, Jook Lum Southern Mantis, Shuai Jiao, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Taijiquan and Internal/External Qigong systems. He is a highly trained proponent of traditional Dit Da Ke (Chinese trauma medicine) as well as Tieh Sha Zhang Gong (Iron Palm) and Tieh Be Shan Gong (Iron Vest). He teaches publicly and privately and treats patients in Tampa, Florida.

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Tambuli Media (August 10, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1943155119
  • ISBN-13: 978-1943155118
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces