Re: Iron palm/hand/fist
I, like most on here I would suspect, tend to find Eastern martial arts lacking in substance and pragmatism.
What I'm saying is that most Eastern martial arts techniques are entirely ineffective in a "real life" situation, including most boxing or MMA matches. When actually tested by real punches, few Eastern systems hold water. They are more often bullshit than factual.
That isn't to say they are completely valueless, but after a slew of disproved Eastern systems, one is understandably skeptical of their claims.