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#376439 - 01/02/08 12:30 AM Iron Testicle!
Sknives Offline
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I was goofing around on youtube and I found this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxGvHGA4qMw

Apparently it explains the chinese practice of hardening your balls to withstand kicks. Is this a joke or some BS? How is this physically possible?? I mean sure you could mash your balls in a course of a year repeatedly to make them useless and lack any feelings but why not just remove em surgically... ??

Next thing I'll hear is strengthening your eyeballs to finger of death poke attacks!

On another note I was thinking: If Muai Thai practice hardening shins by rolling sticks...Is there a practice to harden/strengthen your skull? Maybe roll a rock on it? Roll a rock on your face?? I mean it sounds very plausible to me if you ignore the pain.

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#376440 - 01/02/08 03:48 AM Re: Iron Testicle! [Re: Sknives]
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I saw this in a few other places, most recently on some cable channel martial arts special. I just don't recall which one.

I often wonder if it is something that started as a joke then got picked up by some of the kungfu tourist trade masters.

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#376441 - 01/02/08 04:42 AM Re: Iron Testicle! [Re: JAMJTX]
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#376442 - 01/02/08 05:18 AM Re: Iron Testicle! [Re: drgndrew]
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Well since I've already started a subject on crazy conditioning... What about my nose? I was messing around with my face and hit my own nose pretty hard. And it hurt quite a bit (duh). I'm guessing theres a lot of nerve endings in there. I wonder...Can I condition my nose???

On regards of my previous question of hardening the face bones, I suppose the only vulnerable spots on the head are the soft spots as the skull is strong enough. I heard of people conditioning their necks in American military...so how bout temples too?

PS: Am I getting carried away with this??

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#376443 - 01/02/08 06:28 AM Re: Iron Testicle! [Re: Sknives]
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If you are willing to endure the pain you can train and harden any area of your body. I worked as a nurse for 8 years in a developmental center in Ohio where we delt with dual diagnosis patients (mentally retarded/mentally ill). Many of these patients exhibited repetitive self abusive and self stimulating behavior such as head butting walls, furniture etc. They would also repeatedly punch, slap, kick walls, furniture, cars, trees you get the idea. After doing this for about 10 years of their life, they could not only destroy inanimate objects with these various area of their bodies but could take out the staff too. Some of my patients had huge bone callouses on their foreheads, noses, knuckles and all over the bony areas of their bodies. They may have felt pain during their outburst but never showed any sign of it. I saw heavy furniture destroyed by strikes with the forehead and face and only rarely did we have to traet them for any cuts or injuries. So if your willing to go about for 10 years or so bashing trees with your face I suppose you could get the required results. I'll stick to my makiwara and the traditional way thank you very much.
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#376444 - 01/02/08 02:09 PM Re: Iron Testicle! [Re: Blackrainbow]
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#376445 - 01/02/08 06:32 PM Re: Iron Testicle! [Re: Sknives]
IExcalibui2 Offline
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Quote:

I was goofing around on youtube and I found this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxGvHGA4qMw

Apparently it explains the chinese practice of hardening your balls to withstand kicks. Is this a joke or some BS? How is this physically possible?? I mean sure you could mash your balls in a course of a year repeatedly to make them useless and lack any feelings but why not just remove em surgically... ??

Next thing I'll hear is strengthening your eyeballs to finger of death poke attacks!

On another note I was thinking: If Muai Thai practice hardening shins by rolling sticks...Is there a practice to harden/strengthen your skull? Maybe roll a rock on it? Roll a rock on your face?? I mean it sounds very plausible to me if you ignore the pain.




Is it a joke? not really, its pretty real
how is it possible? beats me

The Chinese martial arts also find ways to sucking the testicles up into the body cavity as well. Something that I've only seen with people who practice Southern Praying Mantis. (I've yet to learn this, haha)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdlvgIc5hgk

Also to answer your question of the conditioning of the eye s and skull..well thats also been done and shown as well. I can't find a picture of it, but I saw a picture of a guy with pointy metal rods being poked into his eyes. And Shaolin monks also condition their heads and necks by gently ramming their heads into sand bags, battering ram style.

You can find iron body techniques almost everywhere (anatomically and geographically).
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#376446 - 01/02/08 06:49 PM Re: Iron Testicle! [Re: Sknives]
schanne Offline
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For crying out loud, sometimes this forum cracks me up. It has nothing to do with hardening your testicles you nuckle head. It's conditioning where they are drawn up into your groin area and less exposed to a hit....it's no special secret. No Raul, you can't kick me in the nuts!!!! I never conditioned myself for that..never
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#376447 - 01/02/08 11:37 PM Re: Iron Testicle! [Re: schanne]
martialartspeon Offline
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Iron Kung Fu is very widely practiced by Chinese martial artists. It is the process of hardening parts of ones body until they become like iron. It often deforms their body and stuff I hear. I.e they will have super big hands for iron fist training. Or big nuts for iron balls
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#376448 - 01/03/08 01:39 AM Re: Iron Testicle! [Re: martialartspeon]
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certainly gives the term 'blue balls' a whole new dimension.

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