Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear

The circling and the shooting techniques are often used together

The spear shoot is considered by many kungfu practitioners as the most formidable weapon attack because it is technically the most difficult to defend. As the spear is light and long, it is easy for the spearman to pull back the spear after each shoot, thus making it difficult for the opponent to dodge or to move in to counter-attack.

The spear shoot is enhanced by the circling technique. Even if an opponent successfully defects a spear shoot and moves in to counter-attack, the spearman can negate the opponent's moves by circling the spear round the opponent's weapon. The circling may be clockwise or antic-clockwise. The circling and shooting are often used together, making the combined movement a highly effective way for both attack and defence.

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

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“Traveling The Circling and the Shooting Techniques

The circling technique is now combined with the shoot technique. These two techniques are crucial for using the spear. Practicing these two techniques well right at the start of your spear training, will provide you with a good foundation in using a spear.

“Traveling Circling and Shooting the Spear

Here is a crucial movement of the spear, which consists of circling and then shooting out the spear. Do you know why the spear is not merely shot out? Why is the circling used?

“Traveling Three Most Important Spear Patterns

These few patterns at the start of the set are amongst the most important in the set. They are “Traveling Dragon Rolls Water”, “Green Dragon Rolls Heaven” and “Green Dragon Shoots Pearl”, implementing the techniques of anti-clockwise circling, clockwise circling and shooting the spear.

“Traveling A Deadly Technique of the Spear

After circling and shooting in front, turn around to circle and shoot the spear towards the back. The shooting technique while turning around, called “Return Horse Shoot Spear”, is a deadly spear technique.

“Traveling Crucial Techniques of the Spear

After circling and shooting the spear towards the back three times, turn around and shoot the spear to the front. The class practices these crucial techniques of the spear. If you wish to be proficient with your spear, you should spend some time perfecting these techniques.

“Traveling Shooting the Spear in Various Stances

The spear shoot can be performed in various stances. The spear is shot in the Bow-Arrow Stance, the Unicorn Stance and the Stolen Stance. The spear shoot must be fast and smooth.

“Traveling Shooting the Spear in Various Directions

The spear is shot to different directions. This is a crucial and deadly technique of the spear. The class practices this technique many times in different directions using different stances.

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Circling and Thrusting Techniques of the 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