While the title “Iron Penis Training” may be shocking, the practice described in the two articles below is a valid practice. The comments about the link between sex and behavior will be especially significant and insightful to the individual who believes sex has no link or influence at all on everyday behavior and personality.
Last year in late October, an unbelievable qigong stunt caught the world’s attention. Three men dragged a truck loaded with 100 passengers a meter across a Taipei parking lot. While towing a meter isn’t very far (even with a 10-ton load) the size didn’t matter as much as the method. They pulled it with their penises. That’s right – read that again if you must – three men hauled 10 tons of truck and passengers by roping their penises to the truck fender and pulling backwards. These men practice the most forbidden qigong kungfu of all – they train their genitals.
The three men were students of a renowned Taiwan master named Tu Jin-Sheng. Master Tu has staged several similar stunts and is quite famous for doing so. A year earlier, his 70-year-old student Huang Tian-Yu made the news by putting his manhood on the line. He lifted 150 kilograms (330 lbs.) using only his penis. Squatting in horse stance upon two raised pedestals, Huang wore a kilt-like skirt to cover his private parts while a massive stack of weights dangled beneath him. His septuagenarian face glowed with genuine elation instead of the grimacing wince that appears on most men at the mere suggestion of such a bizarre act.
Penis training is often ridiculed in the martial arts, perhaps out of envy, perhaps because it seems so absurd. Bring it up around the most macho martial arts men, and they will be crossing their legs and giggling like schoolgirls. But as Tu sees it, people train every other part of their body except their sexual organs. He considers his method as the only way to correct this oversight. While most people think the only exercise a penis gets is ejaculation, Tu’s method treats the penis like an arm, a leg or any other part of the body. Tu comments “People compete will all their four limbs, why not this?”
Throw Out That Old Viagra
Now in his late 40′s, Master Tu has the kind of bulging virile physique that many body builders dream about – big and buffed, yet not so much to impede his flexibility or agility. He can kick easily above his head, break stone slabs with a single strike, and blow out a row of candles with one speedy leg sweep. A veteran martial master, Tu was born into a martial family and began his training under his father in Shaolin kungfu at the young age of six. From the beginning, he was a career-track martial artist. He graduated from the prestigious Teachers Physical College of Taiwan with a degree in martial arts and also earned his master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, he is an accomplished acupuncturist, painter and calligrapher. Tu has dedicated his life’s work completely to the martial arts and founded his own unique style of qigong kungfu. Called Jiu Yang Shen Gong, Tu now boasts over 60,000 followers worldwide with students in Malaysia, Japan, Italy, France, Canada, and even here in the United States.
Jiu Yang Shen Gong is Tu’s unique penis qigong. Jiu means nine. Nine is special number in Chinese numerology because it is the largest of the single digits and after counting to nine, one must return to one. It also refers to the nine major orifices of the body: eyes, ears, nose, mouth, anus, and genitals. Shen means spirit. Yang is the same Yang in Yin-Yang and Gong is the same Gong in Qigong. This method is based on Bodhidharma’s Shaolin Marrow Washing (xisuigong) and Taoist nine-circle alchemy (daojia jiu zhuan wandansu.) It combines Buddhist and Taoist, as well as internal and external methods. When Tu puts this in modern scientific terms, he defines the external method as cultivation of the penis while the internal method focuses on increasing hormone production.
Even in our immodest modern world, penis training is seldom seen. Master Tu believes this type of qigong kungfu has been kept behind closed doors for two main reasons. Firstly, the Chinese people are conservative by nature, so many judge this to be a prurient practice and avoid discussing it seriously. Secondly and more interestingly, this kungfu focuses on the reproductive organs, the very base of human life, so it is immensely powerful. Masters had to find the right pupils to receive the teachings or they would not pass it on.
But today, Tu exalts this practice as a penile panacea. He claims it can prevent old age and diseases, increase energy and vitality, make muscles and bones stronger, reduce arterial blockage, cholesterol levels, diabetes, allergies and ear problems. Additionally, of course, it can greatly enhance sexual performance. According to Tu, this method will increase the sperm count and boost male hormone levels in a way that is much more natural and better than taking drugs like Viagra or steroids.
Girls Like It Too
Master Tu has been practicing his penis qigong for over 25 years. He has published a book and videotape on the subject, but at this time, they are only available in Chinese. As one might imagine, this is a very delicate practice, so it is of utmost importance that a student follow the direction of a qualified master. Penis qigong uses a variety of special exercises, including massage, slapping, pulling and hitting it with a tool. The breath is concentrated in the dantian and a cloth is used to bind the penis in special ways. It is important to note that this method is not practiced when aroused. Also, not everyone can learn this method. Students must have strong qi to practice this. If a student is 40 or older, he must practice another additional form of qigong to supplement the training or it will have no effect.
Surprisingly, women can actually practice Jiu Yang Shen Gong too. Female students can train by inserting a special ping pong-like ball in their vagina. This ball is attached to a rod, and then hung with heavy weights just like a man’s penis. While a man can begin studying this qigong at any age, a woman can only practice it before she reaches menopause.
With just a half-hour to an hour of practice a day, Master Tu promises quick results. After only one week, your hips will loosen. In two weeks, you will not feel thirsty as easily. After the first month, your vision will become clearer. By two months, your complexion will improve and the bags under your eyes will disappear, and by three months, you will require less sleep and feel powerful all of the time. Eventually, you won’t feel the need to go the bathroom as often and any plaguing maladies will vanish. And what about sex? Master Tu says “Of course! This is really great for sex!” One of his students fathered a new baby at age 82. Another student fathered a son 20 years after the birth of his daughter. Master’s Tu’s most incredible claim is that the highest masters of penis qigong can use it to pull cars, break ice blocks and even cut coconuts.
Master Tu believes his Jiu Yang Shen Gong is an important method for personal well being in today’s toxic world. Nowadays, the environment is filled with pollution that is constantly being absorbed by the human body. The only way we can strengthen ourselves is to change our personal human conditions to oppose the unnatural poisons that permeate our lands and damage us. This type of kungfu is not man against man. It is man against a contaminated world. For Tu, this kungfu is a small step, but the most important one to reach out for true human life.
The Big One
Master Tu has another extraordinary stunt in the works. He is in the process of getting clearance from the Taiwanese government to borrow a 747 jet airplane. Tu figures 20 to 24 of his top students, by strapping their penises, 6 to 8 men per wheel, can generate combined penis pulling power to move the 18,000-kilogram (39,780 lbs!) 747. That’s over a ton and a half per penis.
It promises to be an attention-getting event if they can pull it off – or rather pull it forward.
Penis qigong creates a lot of raised eyebrows, both in and out of the martial arts. Generally, the penis is not a suitable topic for polite society. Some find it awkward or embarrassing just to say the word “penis.” Others quickly descend into fraternity house bawdiness and bathroom-wall vulgarity. But the warrior’s way can be extreme, and eventually this subject comes up in everyone’s martial research. The wise warrior discards any lascivious thoughts and carefully examines this without prejudice. Despite the suggestiveness of penis qigong, herein lies some powerful and inspirational kungfu. Again, we discover that dedicated masters can achieve the unbelievable through the discipline, commitment and practice, reaffirming the limitless nature of our venerated art of kungfu.
Master Tu Jin-Sheng’s Penis Qigong Tips
Penis qigong has some specific prohibitions that can be useful advice for any qigong practice.
Watch what you eat very carefully
When you wake up in the morning, do not urinate. Instead, exercise to sweat it out.
The hours from 11 PM to 1 AM and 11 AM to 1 PM are not good times for exercise, but good only for meditation.
For every season there is an appropriate focus. Summer: Shen (Spirit) Autumn: Sui (Blood Circulation) Winter: Jing (Vital essence) Spring: Qi (Life energy)
For this type of training
Different article on the same subject
The Tu Jin-Sheng Interview:
The purpose of Qigong and standing on eggshells
“The purpose of qigong is to achieve a state of calmness in a very short period of time. Then you can reach a state of meditation – a stillness stage. I used to do this exhibition where I would hammer nails through wood with the back of my fist, and then immediately give a gu zhen recital (gu zhen is a traditional Chinese stringed instrument, akin to a Japanese koto, sort of an elongated, non-electric a pedal steel guitar.) In another show, I would chop a steel pipe with my bare hand. Then right after, I would paint a traditional watercolor while standing on top of eggs (and not breaking them.) I did it this way because it’s like the biathlon. There, you have to ski a long track then right after, you have to steady yourself for sharp shooting. That is a form of control. When you do the first event, your pulse will top 200. Then you must calm yourself completely in a very short period of time. Only when you are calm is your hand steady enough to shoot. Likewise, you must be calm to stand on top of eggs. This requires still qigong and light qigong skills. Once I am calm, I can start painting.
The ultimate goal of any qigong master or method is to control your heart and mind. It’s not that I do anything different. Perhaps my level is a little higher, but actually any kind of qigong method should be able to control your mental state and your pulse. Just before you die, your heart beat becomes uneven. If you don’t stabilize it, you die. That’s what I try to demonstrate with the arrangement of my exhibitions. Control your mental state and you will be happy.
Most of the people who practice qigong, martial arts or even athletics know that your energy originates from your dantien (your center in your abdomen.) So their practice only focuses upon the dantien. But many athletes and other practitioners forget to attend to their heart. So sometimes, after excess exercise, they get a swollen heart. They make the heart irregular because they don’t attend to the most important parts: heart and mind.
Sometimes this harms your mental state. In the martial arts we say zhou huo lu muo (more is evil and gets into your mind.) If you’re not paying enough attention to the two places that are most important when you meditate, you can go crazy. The message gets mixed up. Your thoughts lose their focus. You see this in a lot of athletes. They start by being egocentric. They’re not calm, easy to upset. Egotism is the early warning sign. After that, you go crazy or lose your focus completely.”
Playing Music and Painting Flowers for Calmness
“The potential of losing your mind is why, at the highest level of qigong, you have to combine qigong with mudras and chanting. Playing music harmonizes you down. Colors also affect you. So practicing calligraphy and painting are also very important. These arts center you to the right place. Chinese music uses a pentatonic scale. That’s a five-note scale instead of the seven-note scale (in Western music.) These five notes match with your five elements and five colors. Music can adjust and regulate your mental state. The lower notes have more power. When you reach a high level, you must combine these into your practice. This isn’t just for me. At a certain stage of qigong practice, everyone must add this in. Chinese speak of wu yin liao fa (the way of healing with the five notes and elements.) Even outside of China, researchers are beginning to accept this idea and dedicating more research to it.
Color depends on the individual. If you are generally cold, you need to surround yourself with warm colors. If you are warm, surely you need cooling colors. Within calligraphy, if you are painting straight lines, dotted lines, solid lines, bold lines or changing the angle of your strokes, it all makes a difference. Even the subject of your painting is important too. For example, in traditional flower painting, if you paint an orchid, that is good for your kidneys. A lotus is for you heart. A plum flower is for your lungs. A chrysanthemum is for your spleen and bamboo is for your liver.
I started to paint from childhood. My painting teacher was 107 years old. Painting is a two-dimensional art. The martial arts is a three-dimensional art. All is art, just different forms. When your paint, not only do you show what you are thinking, the most beautiful part of your imagination is represented through your art. You expel your bad qi when you do an art such as painting. That’s why when your look at someone’s painting you can see their qi state. How much qi they have will be reflected in their work. From their painting alone, you can tell if they’re a good person or a bad person, or if they have any illnesses. This is not my discovery. It’s actually an old idea in Chinese thought. If you look at a piece of calligraphy, you may observe something like one side of the strokes being thicker and the other being thinner. This means the body is not quite balanced. If somebody really studies this, they can tell a tremendous amount about someone from their work. I’m no expert on this but I see someone’s physical state just from looking at their painting.
I began to study dong xiao (a traditional Chinese fife) at around 20 years old since it was related to my qigong. Dong xiao helped develop my dantien qi while gu zhen cultivated moving qi from my meridians and vessels. Dong xiao moves my qi from the fingertips to the center. Gu zhen moves my qi from my dantien to my fingertips. Other instruments have their own individual character, but they all show the range of human happiness, sadness, anger and moods. That is your spirit, your mind. It’s just like in the martial arts. Either you show the spirit of animals like dragons and tigers, or the spirit of nature like clouds, rain, thunder and lightning.
Most of today’s modern music has a fast beat but no real energy so it’s not good for your mental state. It isn’t balancing. You may be very excited at the concert or whatever, but when you go back home, you have nothing left. You’re so tired, totally exhausted and empty in your mind.”
The Origin of It All
“No matter what you do, martial arts, soft arts like painting or music, whatever, what you are really trying to achieve is your quest for your origin. If you are going to prolong your life, you have to find the “spring” of your life or your “life well.” This is longevity qigong, finding your origin. That’s the most important place for you.
In the martial arts, we always talk about jing (essence,) qi, shen (spirit.) That’s the core of it all. For human beings, the most reproductive system is the most important source. That’s where your energies originate. Within the human brain, your hormone producing glands are active until you reach puberty. After puberty, that decreases and a most of your hormones are produced by your reproductive organs. You reach a sexual peak in your thirties, after which your reproductive organs start to shrink and you get weaker. This is why once you reach puberty, it is more difficult to correct bad habits and learn things like a new language. If you have an accent at this age, you will probably never lose it. This is due to the decrease in your brain’s hormonal production causing a decline in your mental capacity to process new information.
After 40 years of age, your reproductive organs really start to shrink. Your general health declines and you get slower. Chinese qigong masters realized this. What they sought to achieve was a method of prolonging the peak of your reproductive period. At the same time, they wanted to keep your mind sharp so you could continue to learn new things and cultivate wisdom. So you can increase your jing shen (reproductive power) and your shen together. If you have a healthy body, it will help your to have a healthy mind. They are like left and right, always together. The ultimate goal is to prevent aging and the fastest way to do so is through 99 Power Practice. When you’re younger, you can achieve noticeable results in as few as one or two months. They are not really shrinking yet, so you can exercise to make it harder. For older people, provided you are in good health, you can achieve an effect in six months or so.
In ancient times, our Chinese qigong ancestors wanted to increase longevity through making special medicine (the “immortality pill” known to Taoists as the external dan.) Eventually, they found out that it wasn’t necessary to take pills. The answer lies within. This qigong of 99 Power Practice originated from Bodhidharma and Shaolin Muscle Tendon Change Classic Qigong (yijinjing.) When most people do exercise, they are just expending their energy. They waste it. They let it go. But in the qigong of 99 Power Practice, you create energy and cultivate it. If you have a tree, your dantien is like the ground (author’s note: this notion gets at the literal definition of dantien – dan as in immortality pill mentioned earlier, tien means field, like field of crops, thus “ground.”) However your root to suck in the energy is your reproductive organs. If you just do dantien exercises, you won’t get energy from there. You get it from your root.
In Qigong, there are three important power fields known as san cai. The first is the universe – sun, air and light. The second is earth – animals, nature and minerals. The third is within your body. You must combine these three to truly cultivate your energy. So when you practice qigong, you must have the right time and the right place. Go to a good place, a natural place or a spiritual place. I practice in the mountains or by the ocean every day. Also practice at the right time when you have good yin and yang energy. For the third one, your body, you must use the right method and posture. In 99 Power Practice, our posture looks like a tree that is sucking water up. By combining the right place, the right time and the right practice, you will get the most effect in the shortest period of time.
Although it started in China, during the Cultural Revolution, qigong masters couldn’t practice openly, so they went underground and resurfaced in Taiwan. When a master reaches the highest level, he can pull it up. That’s how my son can kick me in the crotch at an exhibition, because it’s not there.”
And for the Ladies…
“There is a different method for women. Women can also hang a hundred pounds from their private parts. An egg-shaped piece of jade with a dangling cord is inserted inside them. Not many practice this. I only teach it to couples, not to single women. Actually, there was a lot of opposition in Taiwan for me to teach these skills at all. It was viewed as a skill for prostitutes. Now, thanks to the more open minds of modern science and medicine, people don’t look at me like a criminal for teaching these skills. They know now that the very origin of life is from there.”