Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear

The spear shoot is regarded by many as the most difficult technique to counter

The shoot is the most representative as well as the most deadly technique of the spear. It is regarded by many as technically the most difficult to counter. Therefore, no one would be considered competent in his chosen weapon until he knows and is able to counter a spear shoot.

Many types of shoots are shown in this video series. They include shooting the spear from the centre, from the left, from the right, with feet together, and with one hand. The deadly “return horse shoot” is demonstrated. The importance of skills and tactics in the application of the shoot is also discussed.

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

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“Traveling Tactics that make Techniques Deadly

The following three patterns shown here, “Green Dragon Shoots Pearl” and two of “Return Horse Spear Technique”, are very deadly. But they are effective only when applied with proper tactics. Do you know what the tactics are?

“Traveling Importance of Skills over Techniques

The next pattern, “Bend Body Pierce Tiger”, is very subtle. But its successful application depends much on good timing and agile footwork. Without these two skills, this highly effective technique may be a liability. This shows the importance of skills over techniques.

“Traveling Variation of Footwork according to Situations

But good footwork is not rigid. The footwork for the pattern “Bend Body Pierce Tiger” may vary according to different situations. The footwork shown in this video clip, for example, is slightly different from that shown in the previous video clip, but the principle is the same. The other pattern “Reversed Bending Piece Tiger” completes the yin-yang aspect of “Bend Body Pierce Tiger”.


Yin-Yang Aspect of Shooting Spear

These yin-yang patterns, “Bend Body Pierce Tiger” and “Reversed Bending Pierce Tiger”, are repeated here. What do you think are the combat applications of these two patterns? When applied skillfully, they are very formidable.

“Traveling Good Timing and Good Spacing

Here are the combat application of “Bend Body Pierce Tiger” and “Reversed Bending Pierce Tiger”. As it can be seen in the video, good timing and good spacing are essential for a successful application of these deadly techniques, otherwise they become a liability instead.

Various Ways of Shooting the Spear

Various ways of shooting the spear are practiced in the patterns following. They include shooting the spear from the left, from the right, from the centre, with both feet together, and with one hand. Circling the spear before shooting is also important.

“Traveling Six Harmonies in Spear Shoot

These various ways of shooting the spear are repeated here. Pay attention to the six harmonies of feet, body, hands, essence, energy and spirit. As the spear shoot is technically the most formidable attack, it is worthwhile to spend some time perfecting it.

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The Shoot -- the Most Representative and Most Deadly Technique 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