Similar to the short videos of different staffs, but showcasing 25 long weapons. If there are points deducted for tangling up tassels I’d be in serious trouble. Usually the most troublesome (and, therefore, the most interesting) movement is the fourth cut which follows a diagonal slash from the right shoulder toward the left knee. The fourth movement requires a shift of the grip and a slash from the left shoulder toward the right knee. There is considerably more variation among these weapons when it comes to balance and weight as compared to simple staffs. The tactical assumption is that if one lands a successful strike with a long weapon that the target is effectively finished. So an enemy might survive a staff strike to the shoulder or thigh, for example. A similar strike with a pu dao should mean the combat is over.

butterfly wing – https://youtu.be/yM6picU8KEM                                                                 double-ended ba gua spear – https://youtu.be/4zmB1kuG8Yk
gold coin spade – https://youtu.be/u1JOf53Fg4Y
gold coin spade with snake blade – https://youtu.be/XPKZowqDr7Q                                           halberd – https://youtu.be/Wk4JxEsNTKQ
horse-blocking knife – https://youtu.be/a8Ylmya5XtA
kwan dao: eagle style – https://youtu.be/_p90vkFESwQ
kwan dao: elephant  style – https://youtu.be/CuxQ0vH4BGg
kwan dao: green dragon style – https://youtu.be/n7q1nBYozSs
kwan dao: Spring Autumn Big knife style – https://youtu.be/MFbWHFS5nbU
kwan dao: three-point two-edge style – https://youtu.be/1pD281poN_g
kwan dao: two-piece (steel handle unscrews)  – https://youtu.be/NYV8oVeAlf4                       kwan dao: wushu style (*) – https://youtu.be/rg76Z9IXupo
melon hammers – https://youtu.be/ByTela59g54
monk’s spade – https://youtu.be/bpSxJM8kiqo
monk’s staff – https://youtu.be/8X_ENJT3ciQ
nine-point (Heavenly General) rake – https://youtu.be/6onDqhYTcDc                                         pu dao – https://youtu.be/cpbjmkh17pM
spear (single-ended) – https://youtu.be/MaM-JJL5lzc
sun moon spear – https://youtu.be/mECKMyqRfYA
trident – https://youtu.be/8_JCktZ5GYM
twin halberds – https://youtu.be/UNSVoe6wBes
wolf tooth mace – https://youtu.be/fWvYV_e_5M4
wushu axe:  long handle – https://youtu.be/yGmpKAQiZJ8
wushu axe: short handle – https://youtu.be/Yua0tMjSSVY

* = lighter with smaller, more flexible blade and shorter handle

 

 

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