Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear

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There are two main ways to classify weapon attacks — coming from four directions, and coming at three levels.

From the four directions, weapon attacks may come from the top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right. From the three levels, weapon attacks may aimed at your top, middle or bottom.

Covering the four corners will enable you to handle all types of weapon attacks regardless of whether the attacks come from any of the four directions or three levels. These four corners are covered by the four techniques of “yew”, “thiew”, “sou” and “phut”, which are “wave”, “flick”, “sweep” and “brush”. If you are holding your spear with your left hand in front, these techniques move an opponent's weapon to the top right, top left, bottom right and bottom left respectively.

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 the Front Hand as Pivot

Here are the correct way and the incorrect way of performing the covering and the flicking movements. In the correct way you use your front hand as a pivot, whereas in the incorrect way you use your whole arms and body. In the correct way you use minimum effort and achieve maximum result. You need not use much strength to meet an opponent's weapon because you cover or flick it away, and not shove it away strenuously.

“Traveling Elegant Movement and Agile Control

The elegant, correct way and the clumsy, incorrect way of using a spear are shown in more details. If you use the correct way, you need less effort and your movements are agile, giving you good control of the spear. If you use the incorrect way, you need much strength and your movements are restricted, with your body being controlled by the spear.

“Traveling Correct Flicking Movement in Detail

The correct of flicking the spear is shown in detail. The front hand acts as a pivot. The main movement is controlled by the back hand. You use little effort to achieve much result. The reverse applies in the wrong movement where you need much effort and strength but with less effect.

“Traveling Correct Sweeping Movement in Detail

The correct way to sweep is shown in detail. When performed correctly, little effort produces much result. When performed incorrectly, much strength and effort are needed, and you become tired easily. Notice that in the incorrect movement, you are also more exposed.

“Traveling Correct Covering Movement in Detail

The correct way to cover an opponent's weapon is shown in detail. In the incorrect way, you use big body and hand movements, and expose yourself to an opponent's attack. In the correct way, you need less effort and movement, yet have better control and are less exposed.

“Traveling External Harmonies of Feet, Body and Hands

The correct way to cover all the four corners of defence against all attacks is shown. The elegant, correct movements are achieved by the three external harmonies of feet, body and hands. If they are out of harmonies, the movements would he clumsy and incorrect.

You can view all the videos above by clicking the pictures or the captions below

Covering Four Corners against All Attacks 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