TRAVELING DRAGON THIRTEEN-TECHNIQUE SPEAR
The Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear is so called because the movements of the spear are like those of a dragon and there are thirteen main techniques. As a dragon, the movements are flowing and graceful but powerful.
The thirteen techniques are:
- “huein” or circle
- “cheong” or spear
- “sou” or sweep
- “thiew” or flick
- “yew” or wave
- “phut” or brush
- “ka” or lift
- “ha ma” or ground
- “hui ma” or return-horse
- “chak shun” or sideways
- “phei shun” or slanting
- “pai tau” or shake head
- “khuen fa” or make flowers
Seven of the Thirteen Techniques
The first seven techniques are shown in this video clip. They are circle, spear, sweep, flick, cover, brush (or separate) and ground.
The Remaining Six Techniques
This video clip shows the six techniques, namely side, slant, lift, return-horse, shake-head and make flowers. Together with the seven techniques shown in the previous video, they make up the thirteen techniques of this spear set. Can you remember the difference between patterns and techniques?
Spear Set Part 1
This video clip shows the first part up to the pattern “Green Dragon Shoots Pearl” in Sequence 3. The technique implemented in this Green Dragon pattern is spear or shoot.
Spear Set Part 2
This second part of the impromptu performance by Sifu Anthony shows Sequence 3 and Sequence 4 of the set. It is remarkable that Sifu Anthony has learnt this set in just a day, and is performing it without prior preparation for the other participants to review.
Spear Set Part 3
This video clip shows Sequences 4, 5 and 6 of the spear set. The class has just completed learning the set in one day, and Sifu Anthony is performing it without prior rehearsal for the course participants to review.
Spear Set Part 4
This video clip shows the concluding Sequences 7 and 8 of the spear set. The course participants learn this set in a day from Grandmaster Wong, and Sifu Anthony is reviewing it in an impromptu demonstration.
Introducing the Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear
The Circling and the Thrusting Techniques of the Spear
Using the Spear against the Butterfly Knives and the Big Knife
Spear Counters against the Downward Chop and the Reversed Sweep of a Big Knife
The Spear against the Versatile Three-Sectional Staff
Circling and Shooting against Various Sweeps
Once you have the Skills, learning Techniques become Fast and Easy
Sharing Secrets of the Spear
The Shoot -- the Most Representative and Most Deadly of Spear Techniques
Learning Various Spear Techniques like Circling, Flicking and Lifting
How would you Counter the Downward Chop of a Big Knife?
Using the Spear like a Dagger or a Staff
The Spear Thrust and the Spear Shoot
Reviewing the first Five Sequences of the Set
Outside-Door and Inside-Door Applications
Covering the Four Corners against All Attacks
Remarkable Achievement at the Weapon Course
Making Flowers with the Spear
Various Ways of Making Flowers
Confusing your Opponents with Variations and Changes in Making Flowers
Learning the Spear Set in just Two Days
The Difference between Patterns and Techniques
The Thirteen Techniques of the Traveling Dragon Spear