kung fu moves · 06/16/2023

14 Iron Palm Fighting Techniques

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The palm method plays an important role in traditional Chinese martial arts, the very famous Baguazhang, the eighteen palms of the dragon in martial arts novels, and the iron sand palm in hard qigong.

In fact, the use of palm techniques is richer than the fist method, chopping, stabping, chopping, cutting, pushing, inserting, buckling, digging, etc., it is really unpredictable to use.

The practical use of the 14-move palm method has been sorted out for your reference.

1. Chop the face

Use the outside of your right palm to slash the enemy’s side from top to bottom (Figure 1). The main strike sites are weak parts such as nose and eyes on the enemy’s side.

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2. Slash the neck diagonally

Raise your right palm diagonally to the left, and then use the outside of your right palm to slash the enemy’s right neck diagonally from top left to lower right (Figure 2). The main site of the blow is the carotid artery on the side of the enemy’s neck.

Third, push and hit the ribs

The enemy attacks our head with my right fist, and I dive to the left to flash the enemy’s punch, and then push the outside of the palm of my right hand to hit the enemy’s right rib (Figure 3).

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4. Cut the elbow joint

The enemy attacks us with a right swing fist, and our side blocks and grabs the enemy’s right wrist with our left hand, and then twists the enemy’s right wrist outward; Immediately after the palm of the right hand, cut the enemy’s right elbow joint from right to left with the outside of the palm (Figure 4).

5. Chop the knee joint

When the enemy attacks our middle and upper set with its left leg, our side hugs the enemy’s left calf in the left-hand holding motion; Immediately, he quickly formed a knife with his right hand and slashed the knee joint of the enemy’s left leg from top to bottom with the outside of his palm (Fig. 5).

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6. Grab the face

In close combat with the enemy, the five fingers of our right palm are naturally separated, bent into a claw-like shape, and the five fingertips are used to grasp, tear, and dig the enemy’s face (Figure 6). The main attacks are on the vulnerable parts of the enemy’s cheeks, eyes, and nose.

7. Catch birds and eggs

This move is suitable for hand-to-hand combat with the enemy, where our right hand is extended, and then the five fingers of the right palm are separated, slightly bent into a claw, and the enemy bird is caught to grab the enemy egg, and subdue the enemy (Figure 7).

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8. Push the jaw and grasp the noodles

In close combat with the enemy, the five fingers of our right palm are naturally open, and the back of the hand is slightly at a right angle to the forearm to form a push palm; We use the back and bottom of the palm to push the enemy’s jaw forward and up; The enemy’s weak organs of nose and lips are then grasped with five fingers (Figure 8).

9. Pinch the egg

I am in close combat with the enemy, the five fingers of our right palm are naturally bent, the back of the hand is slightly at a right angle to the forearm, and the palm is facing up, forming a palm; We use the palm root of our right palm to provoke the enemy’s lower position from back to front and from bottom to top, and then grab and pinch his egg to subdue the enemy (Figure 9).

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10. Fingertips prick the throat

With the fingers of our right hand straightened and brought together, palms facing down, wrists straight, palms facing down, and sharply piercing the enemy’s throat with our fingertips (Figure 10).

11. Push the throat

In hand-to-hand combat with the enemy, our right palm formed a figure-eight palm, pushed the enemy’s throat with a tiger’s mouth, and pinched the enemy’s carotid artery to subdue the enemy (Figure 11).

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12. Two dragons play pearls

In the event of danger of a stubborn enemy, our side pierced the enemy’s eyes with the index and middle fingers of the right hand. This is the so-called Erlong play pearl in martial arts (Figure 12).

13. Insert the abdomen

With the five fingers of our right hand straightened and brought together, palms facing down, wrists straight, palms facing down, and slamming the enemy’s abdominal cavity forward with our fingertips (Fig. 13).

14. Hold the elbow and press the wrist

In a fight with the enemy, our left hand grasps the enemy’s right wrist and twists it, with the tip of his elbow facing down; Immediately, our right hand forms a palm and violently supports the enemy’s right elbow joint upwards, while pressing down on the enemy’s right wrist with our left hand, and pressing up and down to break the enemy’s right elbow joint (Fig. 14).

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