PATTERN NAMES OF TAIJI STAFF

Taiji Staff

Grandmaster Wong demonstrating the Taiji Staff

Like other Taiji weapons, the Taiji staff is derived from the Shaolin staff. In the Shaolin staff, there are staff sets with the left-hand as the front-holding hand where the staff is used like a spear, like the Flowing Water Staff, and also there are sets with the right-hand as front-holding where staff techniques are more prominent, like the Ng Long Pat Kua Staff.

The Taiji Staff here has the right-hand as front-holding. This is in line with the background of kungfu history. In earlier times, spears were commonly used, but in later times staffs were more popular. Taijiquan developed much later than Shaolin Kungfu.

Sequence 1

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1 Single Chop Hua Mountain 2 Spiritual Dragon Circles Clouds
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3 Yellow Dragon Emerges from Cave 4 Green Dragon Churns Water
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5 Yellow Dragon Emerges from Cave 6 Single Chop Hua Mountain
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7 Yellow Dragon Emerges from Cave 8 Return Horse Thrust Spear
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9 Horizontally Sweep Thousand Armies 10 Yellow Dragon Emerges from Cave

Sequence 2

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11 Lock Iron Gate (1) 12 Lock Iron Gate (2)
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13 Horizontally Sweep Thousand Armies 14 Green Dragon Eags Tail
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15 Green Dragon Exhibits Tail 16 Single Chop Hua Mountain
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17 Phoenix Dots Head 18 Fierce Tiger Crouches on Ground
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19 Jade Belt Around Waist 20 Horizontally Sweep Thousand Armies
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21 Shark Monk Flicks Spear 22 Phoenix Looks at Sun
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23 Golden Beam Supports Sea 24 Tame Tiger Listen to Wind
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25 Phoenix Looks at Sun 26 Lying Dragon Looks at Moon

Sequence 3

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27 Spiritual Dragon Circles Clouds 28 Phoenix Looks at Sun
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29 Lying Dragon Looks at Moon 30 Green Dragon Churns Water
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31 Phoenix Looks at Sun 32 Single Chop Hua Mountain
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33 Green Dragon Wags Tail 34 Green Dragon Exhibits Tail
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35 Poisonous Snake Basks in Mist 36 Shark Monk Flicks Spear
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37 Phoenix Looks at Sun 38 Wind Churns Scattered Clouds
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39 Phoenix Looks at Sun 40 Green Dragon Shoots Pearl

Sequence 4

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41 Whirlwind Sweeps Leaves (1) 42 Whirlwind Sweeps Leaves (2)
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43 Horizontally Sweep Thousand Armies 44 Phoenix Looks at Sun
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45 Return Horse Thrust Spear 46 Cultivator Asks Way
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47 Snow Flakes On Top 48 Chi to Dan Tian

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Video of Taiji Staff
Combat Application of Taiji Staff

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