Mook Yan Jong (木人樁); Wooden Dummy
The most famous and most easily recognized piece of Kung Fu training equipment in the world is the Mook Yan Jong (Wooden Dummy). A man-sized wooden log with three arms and a single leg, the Wooden Dummy acts as a "mold" for the techniques. Practicing with the wooden dummy refines the understanding of angles, positions and footwork, and helps to develop full body power. The Mook Yan Jong open hand techniques are pieced together and understood as a integrated whole.