Iron Palm Part 1

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Iron Palm Q&A With Sigung Richard Clear Part 1

Q. What is the history of your iron palm training?

A. My Original instructor was Tyrone Jackson who was the senior disciple of Dr Fred Wu. Dr Wu was a senior disciple under Lee Ying-Arng. Lee Ying-Arng was an amazing and great Kung Fu Master from the last generation who eventually lived in Hong Kong. There he was the President of the Inner System Martial Arts Association, President of the Hong Kong Acupuncture Research Centre, and Vice President of the Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Association. He was a Doctor of Chiropractic and Acupuncture and studied Wu Tang Kung Fu, Internal Arts and Dim Mak including Dian-hsuhe (Delayed death touch) from many famous Masters. He was a senior disciple under Yang Chen Fu and studied Mind Fist (Yee Chuan/I-Chuan) from Professor Wang Shian-Jie the Founder of I-Chuan. He studied Dim Mak and Dian-hsuhe for over 10 years.

In 1968 Lee wrote the book “Iron Palm in 100 Days” that was reprinted about half a dozen times. In that book Lee refers to numerous variations and schools of Iron Palm training and other specialty internal palm methods that he taught and Lee explains how to train several methods of Iron Palm. In his book Lee shows a section of the “Yi Chin Ching or Sinew Changing” classic temple manuscript and he explains that the classic has a section which explains an Iron Palm training method similar to the “straight forward” or Direct method.

I began training in Kung Fu in 1979 and I began training with Tyrone Jackson in 1984. One of the first things that Tyrone did was to help me modify the Kung Fu forms I already had and make them much more applicable for Dim Mak striking methods and placement. This included learning the points and meridians and Iron Palm.

…To be continued in “Iron Palm Part 2″

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