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    Wang Liutai

    Chinese “iron crotch” kung fu masters fight to preserve a painful-looking tradition
    By Martin Quin Pollard 1 day ago

    By Martin Quin Pollard

    © Reuters/MARTIN POLLARD Wang Liutai demonstrates "Iron Crotch Kungfu" at his martial arts academy in Luoyang
    JUNTUN, China (Reuters) - Wang Liutai is no ordinary kung fu master. The 65-year-old from a village in central China practises a unique and excruciating-looking strand of martial arts coined "iron crotch kung fu".

    Its most famous technique involves a steel-plate capped log, 2 metres (6.5 feet) in length and weighing 40 kilograms (88 pounds) that swings through the air and smashes into a man's crotch.

    © Reuters/MARTIN POLLARD Wang Liutai demonstrates "Iron Crotch Kungfu" at his martial arts academy in Luoyang
    "When you practise iron crotch kung fu, as long as you push yourself, you will feel great," said Wang, head of the Juntun Martial Arts Academy.

    Wang, who has been practising the technique for around half a century and has two children, insists that with the correct methods and sufficient practice, it does not hurt and has no effect on fertility.

    The iron crotch, mastery of which is gained by taking hits to the body's weakest points while using qigong breathing techniques to inure oneself, is just one element of the branch of Tongbeiquan kung fu that has been practised in Wang's village for the past 300 years. The style encompasses scores of attack techniques as well as resisting pressure, pain or hits to other sensitive areas.

    © Reuters/MARTIN POLLARD Wang Liutai demonstrates "Iron Crotch Kungfu" at his martial arts academy in Luoyang
    "We also have iron throat, iron head, iron chest, and iron back as well," said fellow master 53-year-old Tang Xiaocheng.

    The style of kung fu practised by those in Juntun village on the outskirts of the ancient capital of Luoyang was historically a fiercely guarded secret, but concern has grown that fewer and fewer people were taking it up and it might not survive.

    There were once around 200 people regularly practising in the village, said Tang, but now there are just over 20. The number that can practise the iron crotch technique has dropped from around 80 to just five.

    That's why Wang and his fellow masters started to actively promote their style of kung fu, adopting the swinging log device in 2016 to demonstrate the iron crotch technique where previously villagers had kicked, punched or used bricks or sticks.

    Their efforts have helped them gain several new students in cities across the country who learn using social media or custom-made videos posted online.

    "If there are more students carry it forward and spread it to the whole country and the world, if they can carry this form of kung fu forward, then my dream will come true," said Wang.

    (Reporting by Martin Quin Pollard; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)
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    The first man in the world to pull a plane with his crotch,

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    Junk Crushing

    Iron Crotch: The Ancient Martial Art Of Junk Crushing
    By: Ryan Menezes
    September 12, 2022


    In Juntun village, near Luoyang in China, there has long existed a special type of Tongbeiquan kung fu. This martial art focuses on striking sensitive parts of your own body, to strengthen them, till you feel no pain.

    To train in this manner, you must strike your own neck (“iron throat”), your back (“iron back”). And, yes, you must hit your most vulnerable parts of all. This ultimate technique is called iron crotch, and the man in training must target his own genitals.

    He must not merely hit or kick his own crotch. This wouldn’t exert enough force, your own self-preservation instincts would restrain you, and it may require impossible contortions. Instead, the proper tool is a 90-pound log, tipped with steel. The log hangs, like a battering ram. Then he or a partner pulls it back and drives it at the kung fu acolyte groin. Observe:



    That’s a Reuters video—this is no hoax or ******* stunt. The village has followed the practice for centuries, and that 65-year-old expert has been a devotee since his teen years. His name is Wang Liutai. Yes, his name is Wang.

    The village kept iron crotch to themselves for a long time, but they finally sought publicity a few years ago out of fear that the tradition may otherwise die out. When Reuters visited Juntun in 2020, only five people were well versed in iron crotch, while records previously spoke of 80 experts practicing it at once.

    Naturally, some cowardly outsiders might fear permanently damaging themselves by such powerful repeated genital trauma. Wang insists that once you’re used to it, it’s totally painless, and it leaves no lasting damage on the fragile reproductive system. We have no doctors weighing in on this, but for what it’s worth, despite having swung a log at his testicles throughout his adult life, Wang managed to father two children.
    The video is 2020 but the article was this weekend.
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