List of The 72 Shaolin Martial Arts - Nail-Pulling Skill

The Nail-Pulling Skill (拔釘功, Bá dīng gōng) allows the practitioner to attack his opponent's acupuncture points by using locks with the thumb, forefinger and middle finger. Training involves pulling out regular nails from a board of unabi or jujube wood. Rustier nails are used as the training progresses. It is common to get blisters during training.

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