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Red Chi Martial Arts Wing Chun Dit Da Jow Iron Palm  conditioning liniment
Red Chi Martial Arts Wing Chun Dit Da Jow Iron Palm  conditioning liniment

Grandmaster Ku Yu Cheung's

Iron Palm and Bruise Healing liniment

is a powerful Iron Palm formula containing 25 herb (plus some animal products) that helps develop iron hand and body conditioning. If you practice striking the wooden dummy, iron palm training or Makiwara, then this liniment will strengthen your hands, arms, body and heal injuries.

What is unique about this formula is about half of the formula would be considered Iron Palm ( hand conditioning) and the other half Dit Da Jow (Qi Movement). This combination formula along with his training created a very powerful Qi flow to his hands.


Ku Yu Cheung credited his Qi power he developed as the reason he could break a stack of bricks with what seemed like little effort.

This is ONLY for serious combat martial artists or Iron Palm practitioners. Available in 100ml or 200ml glass bottles.

Red Chi Martial Arts Wing Chun Dit Da Jow Iron Palm  conditioning liniment
Red Chi Martial Arts Wing Chun Dit Da Jow Iron Palm  conditioning liniment Ku Yu Cheung
Red Chi Martial Arts Wing Chun Dit Da Jow Iron Palm  conditioning liniment Ku Yu Cheung

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Red Chi Martial Arts Wing Chun Dit Da Jow Iron Palm  conditioning liniment book Ku Yu Cheung

Who was Ku Yu Cheung (Gu Rhuzhang)?

Ku Yu Cheung (1894–1952) was one of the most accomplished and famous Iron Palm Masters who ever lived.

Besides his famous Iron Palm demonstrations Ku Yu Cheung was a great fighter using the Northern Shaolin style of Kung Fu called Bak Siu Lahm. He was a 7th generation student and fought in the famous Lei Tai fights which were often to the death.

Lei Tai translated means fighting platform, where two men would match there skills on basically a elevated 24 foot square wooden deck.

Fighters would lose if they surrendered, were incapacitated, were thrown or otherwise forced from the stage. The winner would remain on the stage (as its “owner”) unless ousted by a stronger opponent. If there were no more challengers, they would become the champion. Private duels on the stage had no rules and were sometimes fought to the death.

Because his iron palm was so good, he was nicknamed "Iron Palm Ku Yu Cheung". His hands were soft as cotton, but when he used his hands, it smashed rocks into many pieces and could bend raw iron. His palm strength reached a high level of development and it always amazed people when he demonstrated.


When he used his Iron Palm, he could used different levels of force, that is, he had the ability to control the amount of force coming from his palms. Many Kwangchou people report seeing him take ten tiles, one on top of another, strike the first tile, and the tiles between the top and the bottom tiles broke into pieces, but both the top and bottom tiles remained intact.

How is the liniment applied?
Use the Jow (liniment) by pouring a small amount (a capful) into your palm and rubbing it into the area you want to condition. eg hands, forearms etc.  Rub in before and after your training and leave it on for at least 30 minutes before washing your hands or showering so it can soak into the skin.

Where are the herbs from and how is it made?
All herbs are authentic whole herbs imported from China. The herbs are placed in a glass jar with about 5 litres of 95% proof alcohol, which is needed for the extraction of the healing compounds.

What are the ingredients?
All ingredients are 100% natural. There are some animal products in this iron palm/dit da jow liniment. The liniment is shipped in a glass bottle.

Some of the herbal ingredients include:

Millettia Root, Safflower, Pyrite, Peach Kernel, Turmeric, Angelica Stem, Dried Ginger root, Sappan Wood, Draconis resin, Akebia Root, Ginseng, Frankincense, Myrrh, Erythrina, Kadsura, Red Sage Root, Cinnamon Bark, Red Peony, Acanthopanax Root

Can I drink it?
NO! Absolutely not!

This liniment is for external use only. Under no circumstances is it to be consumed, or left lying around within the reach of children.


  1. Any topical remedy such as this alcohol-based liniment should always be skin tested prior to application. If no allergic reaction is experienced within 1 hour, proceed with applying to the affected area.

  2. Due to the presence of 95% proof alcohol this liniment must NOT be used :

    • on broken skin or open wounds.

    • by children (12 or under). Please keep out of reach of children.

    • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  3. Only for EXTERNAL application. Do NOT drink or consume under any circumstances.

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