Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear

The secret of waist rotation in channeling internal force from the dan tian to the spearhead is manifested in the demonstration above

Our school is also noted for sharing secrets generously. Many secrets concerning the spear are shared here.

The secret of waist rotation in directing internal force from the dan tian to the spearhead is demonstrated. The secret concerning the three external harmonies and the three internal harmonies is discussed.

Combat applications of the spear that many masters keep as top secrets are revealed. There are also secrets hidden in the open for our students to discover.

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

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“Traveling Hiding Secrets in the Open

The class performs the circle-shoot technique. The movements appear simple, but some important secrets can be found here. This is another example of hiding secrets in the open.

“Traveling Smooth and Fluid in the Shoot-Step

The footwork here is called a “shoot-step”. The movement must be smooth and fluid. You should be “light and heavy” at the same time, i.e. both agile and powerful. You should not make much noise as your feet land on the ground.

“Traveling Circling, Reverse-Circling and Spear-Shoot

Can you recognize that there are three techniques here? These three techniques are known in Chinese (Cantonese) as “hoein-kam-cheong”, which literally means “circle-cover-spear”. They are circling, reverse circling and spear-shoot.

“Traveling Rotation of the Waist

Rotation of the waist is important. As in an unarm strike, the spear-shoot starts from the back foot, is controlled by the waist, and completes at the tip of the spear. The should be the three external harmonies of feet, body and hands, and the three internal harmonies of essence, energy and mind.

“Traveling Generating Internal Force

The rotation of the waist is now shown in detail. Like the Black Tiger punch and the diagonal chop of a saber or Butterfly Knives, the shoot of a spear is executed by rotating the waist. Besides other benefits, the waist rotation generates internal force from the dan tian (energy field) to the spearhead.

“Traveling From Dan Tian to Spearhead

You have heard of spiral force that issues from a punch. But have you heard of spiral force from a spear? The principles are the same. How to generate spiral force from the dan tian to the spearhead is shown.

“Traveling Poisonous Snake Basking in Mist

Here is another secret in a deadly technique. The pattern is called “Poisonous Snake Basking in Mist”. The combat principle here is similar to that in “Returning Horse Spear Technique”. When executed skillfully, it catches an opponent by surprise.

“Traveling Golden Beam Supports Sea

The first pattern shown in this video clip, “Lohan Flicks Oranges”, comes after the last pattern in the previous video clip, which is “Poisonous Snake Basking in Mist”. What do you think the pattern “Golden Beam Supports Sea” is used for? It is a block against a downward chop of a bladed weapon, but not applied in the way many people think it is.

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Sharing Secrets of the Spear 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