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Serious students learn Iron (Sand) Palm (Tie Sha Zhang) to supplement for the lack of power in otherwise unconditioned hands. This coupled with the blinding speed of Praying Mantis handwork results in the ideal balance of strength and accuracy.

The training involves conditioning the hands on particular substances to prevent permanent injury, and herbal ointments to promote healing. This results in toughened palms and hands, which are effective for delivering strong blows. >>

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