Traveling Dragon Spear

Bending Body Pierce Tiger

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:

  1. “huein” or circle
  2. “cheong” or spear
  3. “sou” or sweep
  4. “thiew” or flick
  5. “yew” or wave
  6. “phut” or brush
  7. “ka” or lift
  8. “ha ma” or ground
  9. “hui ma” or return-horse
  10. “chak shun” or sideways
  11. “phei shun” or slanting
  12. “pai tau” or shake head
  13. “khuen fa” or make flowers

A picture-series and a video series of the set can be found here and here respectively.

Please click the pictures below to view the videos

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.

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

Thirteen Techniques of Traveling Dragon Spear 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


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