How To Have An Iron Body Through Tai Chi Practice

We’ve all seen movies where in the middle of a fight a hero’s enemies land what would ordinarily be devastating blows. The hero might stumble for a moment or two, but is ultimately able to withstand the hits and go on fighting and land overwhelming blows. Although these movie fights are just fiction, there are real ways to train to be able to have a body that, to an attacker, feels like iron.

There are two basic types of iron body training. The first of these is external iron body training. This basically involves pounding the body with heavier and heavier blows so that it gets used to taking these huge shocks to the system. This method can work. However it has major drawbacks. It is very hard on the person being trained and can seriously wear on the body later in life. Because its harmfulness, this method is not recommended.

Fortunately, there is a healthier way to achieve an iron body: internal training. In the past, only external methods of training were really available for martial arts students because internal methods were kept secret by those who practiced them. But today these methods are more openly taught.

Internal iron body involves several goals. The first goal is called Golden Bell Covered. Golden Bell Covered allows practitioners to withstand harder and harder hits. However, more importantly, Golden Bell Covered enables those who use it to disperse the energy from these hits so that the don’t do any damage to the recipient.

Internal iron body also involves the quality of steel wrapped in cotton that many of the Tai Chi classics talk about. This means that a Tai Chi martial artist can lightly tap an attacker and yet the blow will feel to the opponent like they are being hit with a steel rod wrapped in a thin layer of cotton about the thickness of a sock. These kinds of blows can be highly damaging.

At a higher level these skills can allow a practitioner to send the energy of a blow directly back to the opponent doing immediate damage such as breaking the wrist or the elbow or actually dislocating the shoulder of the striker.

Internal iron body does not come from simply hitting the body the way that external iron body is built. Instead, it comes through developing a set of skills and abilities that, at first, seem quite a ways away from what would seem to build this kind of ability. Among other things, internal iron body requires that practitioners be able to sense and manipulate the flow of energy through their bodies. This alone requires a number of abilities. Students must be able use sung relaxation as well as being able to achieve peng where the body is internally connected. For sensing and manipulating energy practitioners must also have a deep level of rootedness as well as knowledge about a number of rooting techniques. Practitioners must also be able to work with two primary kinds of energy as well: heaven energy and earth energy. It is important to understand and work with these two basic kinds of energy forms both separately and together.

Internal iron body cannot be picked up instantaneously, but then on the other hand, it is not something that only a few people can learn in a lifetime. With training, even an average person can learn these skills.

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Source by Richard Clear

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