Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear

The spear-thrust is "hard" compared to the spear-shoot

Besides piercing an opponent with the shooting-technique, you can also pierce him with the thrusting-technique. The thrust is “harder” than the shoot. Therefore it is preferred when piercing through hard objects, like an amour.

The thrust is performed by moving the spear forcefully forward with both hands holding it. The shoot is performed by holding the spear with the front hand as a pivot, and gliding it forward with the back hand.

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 Yellow Dragon Emerges from Cave

After “Hold Bow Shoot Tiger” (shown in previous video clip) is the pattern “Yellow Dragon Emerges from Cave” which implements the thrusting technique. If an opponent tries to move away, chase after him with another thrust. Notice that earlier this Yellow Dragon pattern is performed with the spear like a staff, i.e. attacking with the blunt end of the spear shaft. Now the attack is with the spearhead.

“Traveling Thrust, Shoot and More Reach

There is a difference between the Yellow Dragon pattern and the Hold Bow pattern. Both patterns are used for thrusting. Notice the difference between the thrust and the shoot as in the pattern “Green Dragon Shoots Pearl”. If an opponent is far away, you may move your back foot forward to your front foot. For more reach, you can move further forward and thrust with one hand.

“Traveling Stabbing an Opponent Without him Knowing

The various patterns are repeated in this video clip. Notice that when using the spear like a dagger, you move a step backward as an opponent closes on you, and you stab him without him realizing. When you use the spear like a staff, ensure that you do not cut your back hand with the blade of the spearhead.

“Traveling Mechanics of Thrust and Shoot

This is part of Sequence 4 of the set. After using the spear like a staff, you use it for some thrusts. Notice that in a shoot, you use your front left hand as a pivot and glide the spear shaft forward with your back right hand. In a thrust, you shove both hands forward at the same time.

“Traveling Thrusts from the Right, the Left and the Centre

Besides attacking from the centre, you may also use the thrust to attack from the right and from the left. The reach of the thrust is shorter than the shoot where you glide the whole spear shaft forward. What advantages you think this thrust, despite its shorter reach, has over the shoot?

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

Spear Thrust and Spear Shoot 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