Chinese Stone Lock training and conditioning

Discussion in 'Kung Fu' started by slipthejab, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    I'd rather see the video of the guy picking up the big stones with a rope tied to his Johnson (thats a willy for all you brits).... Never ceases to make me grab myself....
  2. 19thlohan

    19thlohan Beast and the Broadsword

    You'll just use any excuse won't ya?:hat:
  3. rain21

    rain21 Valued Member

    I learned something like this in Sri Lanka, called angampora, have movements nearly same as this.
  4. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    I'm not getting what Angampora has to do with Chinese stone locks. From what I've seen of it... it's got almost nothing in common with Chinese stone lock lifting and throwing other than they're both physical endeavors.

    Care to enlighten?
  5. crumpet

    crumpet Valued Member

    1min 21 sec, he uses what looks like wooden locks
    [ame=""]YouTube - Hop Gar Training[/ame]
  6. Northwind

    Northwind Valued Member

    Very cool vid - thanks for sharing! I love some of his training equipment. Very creative! :)
  7. Sum Gai

    Sum Gai Valued Member

    Is their a site where i could find one?
  8. gareththomasnz

    gareththomasnz Valued Member

    Time has moved on

    Where is the book ?

    If you have given up - can you share what you have - otherwise get motivated and finish the book
  9. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Nothin' doing. Good stuff takes time. I'm still working on it at the moment. No one has any idea how much bleeding searching has to be done. Which leads to any number of tangents to meander down. So yes it takes time. Much of the harder part is working out decent translations from the Chinese materials. No small task that.
  10. gareththomasnz

    gareththomasnz Valued Member

    I just hired two students to help translate with my book - that way I had 2 versions to check accuracy
  11. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Yes translations can be rather tricky! I've come across errors in other books when people attempt transliterations without really considering the context. Context is everything when it comes to translation. Not unsurprisingly I've found that a good number of Chinese people have no more clue than me for much of the material - either because most of what I'm working on isn't ever covered in school and isn't even considered by Chinese society at large. It's an interesting experience... I just wish there were more hours in the day.

    Refresh my memory... which book are you working on translating? (I'll go back through the thread to see if I can find it if you mentioned it before)
  12. gareththomasnz

    gareththomasnz Valued Member

    This book

    I translated Yuan Chu Cai's original book then added more information

    just click through the link at the bottom to the sales page - Its over 200 pages

    At the moment I am about to launch my second book

    I made a couple of grand selling the iron palm one

    Gareth if you with to advertise your books please contact Aegis to discuss rates
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  13. gareththomasnz

    gareththomasnz Valued Member

    LOL gee I know doing a book takes a long time

    any updates for us?
  14. JayinHK

    JayinHK New Member

    Here's a bump: just got a 15kg/30 jin granite stone lock and I love it! Not a kung fu guy, but I'd love to get into some when I'm less busy. I'm in Hong Kong and had one sent from the northeast. I also work out with weights, steel maces/steel clubbells, aqua bags, etc, but the history behind the stone lock was fascinating. I want some lighter ones to work into my silat training now!
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