The Iron Palm is an ancient Chinese method of conditioning as well as striking. The ultimate goal of the practitioner is to be able to strike with the center of the palm with seemingly super-human results. In order for a person to be able to withstand the pressures that are put on a hand in this training, since the person studying the legitimate Iron Palm will intensify their potential tremendously, one must study the atual art from someone who is qualified, otherwise, permanent disfigurement can result. In 1985, I was the person responsible for lifting the veil of guarded secrecy on this art, and against the wishes of many Chinese Kung Fu masters, I published some of the secrets for this training method in Inside Kung Fu magazine. Unfortunately, after I did this, many "snake oil salesmen," came onto the scene trying to make money off of people who were genuinely seeking this knowledge. These egotistical frauds have been very successful in substituting wrong knowledge for the real thing, and I have seen too many people taken in by these unscrupulous operators, the end result being an entire movement of people who are blindly following these charlatans and spreading their dangerously damaging methods.
Once a person has conditioned their hands to take the stress of the power the palm is going to be capable of, they then have to learn the physics of proper breaking, the "Whip and Wave" Theory for enhancing power and delivery, and finally, they have to learn the advanced internal skills that show how to deliver a palm strike that can penetrate any protection an attacker might be wearing to send a powerful shock wave deep inside of the attacker's body. Advanced Iron Palm allows the practitioner to strike an attacker's chect and stop his heart, for example. Pressure points and accupuncture spots are learned to enhance the lethal nature of any palm strike delivered by the true Iron Palm. The art is a serious study and should be studied properly, or the results will not be what the student is seeking. I have finally put everything there is to know about the Iron Palm in a series of books that can be researced further at www.ultimateironpalm.com
, or a person can leave questions which will be sent to me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org
. As I said many years ago when I wrote that first article for Inside Kung Fu magazine, I will always stay involved and help in any way that I can to make sure that this art is not abused by those who are simply out there to feed their own egos and in the end, do permanent damage to those unfortunate enough to be studying under dangerous imposters. The dangers of improper training are not to be taken lightly. These frauds hate me, because I have so often exposed their dangerous methods, so you will see that I am often the subject of their vitriole. I will only say this, any one who is studying the legitimate Iron Palm as taught in China has no reason to attack anything I say. If a person is atacking me, then you need to seriously consider putting some distance between you and that person, because they are showing you exactly what I have warned against. I stand by the truth. If you have questons, please feel free to contact me personally. I guarantee you, I will try to help.