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#154260 - 06/09/05 02:25 PM What kung fu weapons have you learned?
18lohans Offline
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Registered: 01/16/05
Posts: 321
Since weapons are an exciting part in one's training, I thought it'd be fun to see which kung fu weapons are represented here. Maybe we could list which weapons we're waiting to learn as well? (Hope this thread is not more pertinent to the weapons forum, as I'm aiming more specifically towards kung fu practicioners)

I've studied the WC long pole, NS broadsword, staff, and spear so far. I've also learned a spear vs sword set. Really looking forward to learning straight sword and three section staff.

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#154261 - 06/09/05 02:45 PM Re: What kung fu weapons have you learned? [Re: 18lohans]
coxne Offline
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Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 419
Loc: Ohio, USA
Fortunately, and unfortunately, my kung fu weapons training is going to be at a stand still for a while. 2 weeks ago, I joined the Marine Corps, so for at least 4 years my kung fu training will be put on hold and will take Marine Corps Martial Arts in the mean time. When my time is done, I plan on returning to continue training. But for the purpose of this thread:

learned/learning:
staff
short stick
some (very little) chainwhip stuff
a little broadswoard
some nunchaku (didn't much care for them)

If I rank up before being sent to basic (Sep 26), I will learn some more broadsword.

After the corps, I am looking forward to learning drunken spear, drunken cane, strait sword and kwan dao (i want sword and chain whip to be my favorite weapons.)

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#154262 - 06/09/05 03:30 PM Re: What kung fu weapons have you learned? [Re: coxne]
DefenselessChild Offline
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Registered: 03/16/05
Posts: 103
nunchaku aren't chinese I thought...

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#154263 - 06/09/05 04:48 PM Re: What kung fu weapons have you learned? [Re: 18lohans]
BaguaMonk Offline
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Registered: 12/18/04
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Loc: DALLAS TX BABY
Originally, supposedly (haven't read much into it), it was developed in gong fu.
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#154264 - 06/09/05 05:17 PM Re: What kung fu weapons have you learned? [Re: 18lohans]
Pess Offline
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Registered: 06/08/05
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I've learned the basics of Broadsword, Straight Sword, Staff, Spear, Long Spear. The first and the last are my two favorites though ^_^

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#154265 - 06/09/05 09:02 PM Re: What kung fu weapons have you learned? [Re: Pess]
18lohans Offline
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coxne, you got to learn whipchain before even completing broadsword training??

and pess, what is the difference between the spear and the long spear?

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#154266 - 06/10/05 08:16 AM Re: What kung fu weapons have you learned? [Re: 18lohans]
coxne Offline
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Registered: 07/28/04
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Loc: Ohio, USA
I know nunchaku aren't chinese, but I train with a neighbor in the summer who takes tkd and they study them in his school.

lohan,
I have only learned very little, basic spins change of directions, and a few attacks. Nothing serious and there is no way I can do a form with what I know. One of the upper ranks showed me because I was interested and sifu said it was okay. They won't teach me the form until way later.

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#154267 - 06/10/05 09:23 AM Re: What kung fu weapons have you learned? [Re: 18lohans]
Pess Offline
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Registered: 06/08/05
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The main difference is that your angles have to be a lot more precise, and you can't do as many of the fancy techniques. I personally use a length of around 9 feet. You can't do as many horizontal swipes as you could with a normal spear, due to the problem of there being stuff around you. So when you attack, it's almost all thrusting motions. For example, you thrust down to your opponents foot, and then whirl the tip up to the head. When I spar with friends, most of the time I'll thrust to one place, and then quickly switch to another, so it almost becomes like a slashing motion. There are also a lot of deceptive distance tricks. Take for example your standard spear lunge, both hands together at the very end, you know the one. What you can do is step forward with your back foot into one of those twisty stances(Dragon stance?) and at the same time, pull the rear hand backward and let the spear slide through the first hand, so when you finish, your sort of holding your arms straight out in opposite directions. You wait a split second, and then step through and lunge again. Because you pull the spear back a lot more than you stepped forward, and people follow the spear, at least in my experience, they will have thought you actually moved backwards instead of forwards. I can gain maybe about two and half feet against someone without knowing ^_^ The thing is, with long spear, your hands are sliding along the spear almost constantly, to adjust to the distance your opponent is at. There are very few static grips once you start going. Those are the main differences I can think of ^_^

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#154268 - 06/10/05 02:52 PM Re: What kung fu weapons have you learned? [Re: Pess]
ShaolinChaunFa Offline
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Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 9
Loc: Hull, ENGLAND
......Gwan...Dyun Gwan...Saam jit Gwan(3 sectional staff) Leung Jit Gwan ( 2 sectional staff)....and Gim!..

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#154269 - 06/10/05 03:31 PM Re: What kung fu weapons have you learned? [Re: 18lohans]
DefenselessChild Offline
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Registered: 03/16/05
Posts: 103
I'm looking forward to Army Sword...that thing similar to a KwanDo.

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