Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear

Participants spend much time practicing basic skills before learning techniques

Our school is noted for learning kungfu sets very fast. While it is a norm to learn a kungfu set in a few months, our participants in courses learn a set in a few days.

More significantly they can perform kungfu sets reasonably well although they learn them in a short time. This may sound boastful to other people, but it is true. Participants in this weapon course, for example, learn three new weapon sets as well as their combat applications in five days.

One important reason why we can achieve this result is because we pay much attention to basics. By basics, we include fundamental skills like being relaxed and focused, generating energy flow, and attaining the six harmonies in our performance.

In learning the Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear, for example, we pay much attention to mastering basic skills like circling and shooting the spear. When we have mastered the skills, learning the relevant techniques become relatively easy and fast.

A picture-series and a video series of the set can be found here and here respectively.

Please click the pictures or the captions below to view the videos

“Traveling Mastering the Circling and the Shooting Techniques

The class spends a lot of time practicing the circling and the shooting techniques — much more than other techniques in the set. Once the class has mastered these two crucial techniques, learning the remaining techniques is comparatively easy.

“Traveling Skills are more Important than Techniques

The circling-shooting technique is performed in different directions. Participants go over the movements many, many times until they are fluid and spontaneous performing them. In weapons as well as in unarmed combat, skills are more important than techniques.

“Traveling Return Horse Spear Technique

When the participants are fluent with the basic techniques, they progress to learning the set. The last pattern shown in the video is a deadly technique known as “Return Horse Spear Technique”. It is a literal translation from the Chinese term. Can you guess what “Return Horse” means?

“Traveling Harmonies of Feet, Body and Hands

Tthe patterns are repeated in slower motion so that the participants may better see the fine points of the movements. Notice the three external harmonies of feet, body and hands.

“Traveling Importance of Correct Movements

This video clip shows three of the most important spear techniques in slow motion. Performing the movements correctly is essential. If you have conditioned yourself to performing incorrect movements, as some students unknowingly do, you deepen your mistakes the more you practice.

“Traveling Three Shooting Attacks to Front and to Back

The class goes over the patterns learnt. The set begins with three shooting attacks to the front, and then three shooting attacks to the back. Do you notice the different footwork as well as hand-movements between the front and the back shoots? What different functions do the different movements make?

“Traveling The Secret of Return Horse Spear

The deadly “Return Horse Spear Technique” is shown in this video clip. Its application is a secret. Many generals were killed by this technique in the past. Ask your sifu about the secret if you are deserving to know it.

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Once You have the Skills, Learning Techniques become Fast and Easy from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

Review of UK Summer Camp 2007 Weapon Course

Traveling Dragon Spear and its Combat Applications

  1. Introducing the Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear
  2. The Circling and the Thrusting Techniques of the Spear
  3. Using the Spear against the Butterfly Knives and the Big Knife
  4. Spear Counters against the Downward Chop and the Reversed Sweep of a Big Knife
  5. The Spear against the Versatile Three-Sectional Staff
  6. Circling and Shooting against Various Sweeps
  7. Once you have the Skills, learning Techniques become Fast and Easy
  8. Sharing Secrets of the Spear
  9. The Shoot -- the Most Representative and Most Deadly of Spear Techniques
  10. Learning Various Spear Techniques like Circling, Flicking and Lifting
  11. How would you Counter the Downward Chop of a Big Knife?
  12. Using the Spear like a Dagger or a Staff
  13. The Spear Thrust and the Spear Shoot
  14. Reviewing the first Five Sequences of the Set
  15. Outside-Door and Inside-Door Applications
  16. Covering the Four Corners against All Attacks
  17. Remarkable Achievement at the Weapon Course
  18. Making Flowers with the Spear
  19. Various Ways of Making Flowers
  20. Confusing your Opponents with Variations and Changes in Making Flowers
  21. Learning the Spear Set in just Two Days
  22. The Difference between Patterns and Techniques
  23. The Thirteen Techniques of the Traveling Dragon Spear