In Cabal Fang martial arts we use a forging post to toughen the body to deliver and withstand blows and to develop hand speed. In a nutshell, you strike and grind against the post with hands, elbows, forearms, feet, shins, etc. (you can find more detail in the Cabal Fang Study Guide).
Palms, stomps and arm attacks figured more prominently in Cabal Fang martial arts when we started out back in 2009. Along they way they began to take a back seat to MMA-like techniques that we thought we could train more safely, like traditional boxing material.
But thanks to our exposure to Mark Hatmaker’s FRT stuff (which you can only get by subscribing to his RAW service), and owing to the massive amount of new evidence coming to light concerning head trauma, we’re re-addressing the “old stuff” — and we’re sparring with less head contact, blending back in the stomps and palms, and testing out the other FRT stuff too (like cups, cuffs and so on).
And I added an oak foot to the forging post in the Cabal Fang Temple. Stomping is the real deal and I’m happy to be back at it with sincerity.