A student recently asked me if this description of an internal iron shirt method was similar to Tai Chi Golden Bell methods on our Iron Body video.
“…a series of exercises that are designed to stretch and strengthen the body’s fascia. Your fascia will thicken and strengthen over time. To create a stronger body able to absorb more punishment.”
The answer is no.
The type of method above can build a beginning level of Internal Iron fairly quickly.
(we use a similar method in Phase 2 of Clear’s Silat for just that reason)
However there’s a downside.
To build the iron it uses a lot of energy. In addition to your Iron Body training you’ll need to take good vitamins, eat well and do a lot of energy building chi kung to balance it out.
If you’re over 40 I don’t recommend it.
Tai Chi’s Golden Bell training works the other way. The same practices that build your Internal Iron also build energy.
Health and Martial unified in one practice.
That’s Tai Chi.
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