A survey of the defensive and counteroffensive possibilities for various weapons from the Single Whip pose. To be accurate, the Chen Family style batons set does NOT have a movement exactly like Single Whip – instead of being horizontal the left baton is vertical. On the other hand, so as to speak, a movement resembling Single Whip with the Kwan Dao in the right hand alone is done six times in the Kwan Dao set. We were looking for the ability to (1) defend against two enemy attacks – one downward from your left against your head and left shoulder and one inward from your right against the knee and (2) the ability to counterattack primarily with the weapon in your right hand.
Summary coming in the next blog entry
Photos and comments starting at http://www.silverwolfwushu.com/SingleWhip01.html