Stone lock training
Considered by many to be a predecessor to the kettle bell, stone locks are one of the famous historical training tools of Chinese martial arts. Often practiced in singles and pairs, training with the locks are used to enhance the dynamic and static strength of a practitioner. Historically, the earliest records of Stone Lock practice can be found in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1279) reaching a high popularity in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). To practice with the Stone Locks is to connect with the wisdom and training methods of past generations. Like other forms of strength training, the locks represent an integral step towards enhancing the martial movement of a practitioner.