THE AWESOME IRON WIRE
The Iron Wire Set is the most powerful kungfu set for force training. In kungfu sets where force training is given special attention, it is usually located at the start of the set. But the whole Iron Wire Set is devoted to force training. The whole set of San Zhan of Wuzuquan is also devoted to force training, but the manner of training and the nature of force generated is different.
Iron Wire is very powerful, but it is also easy to practice it wrongly even when one follows the required instructions correctly! For those who have no exposure to internal force training, this statement may not make any sense. The adverse effects from wrong training of a powerful set can be drastic. Hence, it is very important to learn Iron Wire from a competent teacher.
Contrary to common belief, not making the exact sound is not a serious mistake, but making a sound wrongly even when it is the same sound as the prescribed sound, can be serious. On the other hand, making a different sound from the prescribed sound, but made correctly, is permissible. Again, for those who have not practiced iron Wire from a competent teacher, may not understand what is said here.
The most serious mistake is harbouring irrelevant thoughts during practice. Another very serious mistake and is commonly made even by advanced practitioners is tensing ones muscles. This will turn Iron Wire from an internal art into an isometric exercise, resulting in big muscles. Hence, it is important to be relaxed and not to
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Fourth Iron Wire Course at Lisboa
25th to 29th June 2012
(The third Iron Wire Course at Barcelona was not video-recorded)