Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear

The long spear can be used like a short dagger for close-body fighting

A skillful exponent not only can shoot a spear in different ways, he can also use his long spear like a short dagger for close-body fighting. If he does not want to cause serious injuries on his opponents, he may use his spear like a staff.

Or he may use an opponent's spear to hurt the opponent himself. The video series here records some of these lessons.

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 Using a Spear like a Dagger

Having learnt some combat applications of the various patterns, the class now continues with the set. After shooting with one hand which gives the spear-shoot its longest reach, you pull back the spear to use it like a dagger for close-body combat.

“Traveling Using the Spear like a Staff

Having used the spear shoots in different ways, including with its longest and shortest range, the spear is now used like a staff. The two staff-like patterns are “Fierce Tiger Descends Mountain” and “Yellow Dragon Emerges from Cave”, beginning Sequence 4 of the set

“Traveling Using Opponent's Spear to Cut his Throat

An important secret is now revealed. You can use an opponent's spear to cut his throat. To be merciful, you may slice his upper arm.

“Traveling Special Way of Holding a Spear

At the start of the video you can see more closely how a spear is correctly held when you wish to use it like a staff. There is also a special way to hold a spear in the pattern “Hold Bow Shoots Arrow”. This special way of holding a spear is useful when you wish to execute a hard shoot, like piercing into an armour. It is also useful when you wish to free one hand for some purposes.

“Traveling Different Patterns for Various Uses

The various patterns are now repeated. These patterns enable you to apply your spear in different ways — for its longest reach, its shortest reach, as a staff, to pierce through armour, and to free one hand for some other purpose while still holding the spear firmly.

You can view all the videos above by clicking the picture or the caption below

Using the Spear like a Dagger or a Staff 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