Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear

By changing modes in making flowers you may confuse your opponent often without him realizing why

"Making Flower" is a very useful composite technique comprising of a few different techniques. If you are skillful in applying this composite technique, it can be very formidable for both attack and defence.

As there are numerous different ways of making flowers, you can confuse your opponent by changing from one way to another, often without your opponent realizing the subtle changes. You may, for example, use "close flowers" with your right hand in front, then suddenly change to "open flowers" with your left hand in front. The video series here provide many examples of such changes

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 The Standard Mode in the Spear Set

The class uses the open mode in making flowers with a left-hand spear. This is the standard mode in the spear set. Other modes may be used for variation. Move forward in Bow-Arrow Stance while crossing-hands on the right side.

“Traveling Formidable Technique for Attack and Defence

The class practices the standard mode used in the spear set in making flowers This is a very useful technique that can be used for various ways of attack and defence. When you can perform this technique fast, it can be very formidable.

“Traveling Turning Around in Standard Mode

Here is in slow motion how to turn around without changing the standard mode of making flowers. When you are familiar with the turning, you can of course turn to any directions.

“Traveling Changing Flowers to Confuse Opponents

First you use “open flowers”, i.e. your spearhead spins upward. Then you confuse your opponent by changing into “close flowers”, i.e. your spearhead spins downward. Here is the change in slow motion. First turn around without change of mode. Then turn around changing from “open flowers” to “close flowers”.

“Traveling Confusing Opponents by Changing from Open to Close or Vice Versa

The class practices changing from “open flowers” to “close flowers”, and vice versa. If you are not observant, you may not notice the change. Opponents would be confused, often without knowing why.

“Traveling Mixing Changing Mode with Continuing Mode

Opponents will be even more confused if you randomly mix changing mode with continuing mode. In other words, sometimes you change from open to close, or verse versa, and sometimes you don't.

“Traveling Having Fun with Changing Modes

Here in slow motion is the mixing and continuing of opening or closing modes. There is much fun. If you observe carefully, you will notice that the changes are from open to close, and then continue from close to close.

“Traveling The Fun Continues

You can continue the fun of confusing opponents by changing from open flowers to close flowers, and vice versa, or maintaining the same mode. Can you follow the changes?

“Traveling More Confusion and More Fun

You will confuse your opponents even more by changing not only the open and close modes of making flowers, but also the left-hand spear and the right-hand spear. In this short video clip, the changes are from holding the spear with the left hand in front to holding it with the right hand in front, as well as using the spear as a staff.

“Traveling Surprising Opponents with Unexpected Moves

Changing the front-holding hand is quite simple. A good way to change is when you swing your spear upward. Unless the opponents are well trained, they would not notice the change. Hence you can surprise them with unexpected moves.

“Traveling Changing Hands in Close Flower Mode

You can also change your front-holding hand when you are performing “close flower” movements. In this video clip the front-holding hand is changed a few times.

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

Confussing Opponents with Variations and Changes in Making Flowers 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