Traveling Dragon Thirteen-Technique Spear

How would you use a spear to handle an opponent using a pair of Butterfly Knives?

How would you defend against an opponent using a pair of Butterfly Knives or a Big Knife? Today, many people learn only the outward forms of the spear without understanding their combat application. Hence they would not be able to defend themselves against the Butterfly Knives, the Big Knife or other weapons.

A skillful exponent with Butterfly Knives can be very formidable, as the participants have found out from their direct experience. On the other hand, a Big Knife has the advantage of both length and weight.

Besides other techniques, circling and shooting are very effective techniques of the spear against the Butterfly Knives and the Big Knife. Do you know how these techniques are used?

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 Butterfly Knives against the Spear

A pair of Butterfly Knives is used against a spear. After deflecting the shoot of a spear, the exponent moves along the spear shaft into the opponent. When the opponent tries to retreat, the exponent follows closely.

“Traveling Sandwiching a Spear and Moving In

Here is a more sophisticated way of moving into an opponent holding a spear. The exponent sandwiches the spear-shaft with his Butterfly Knives, making it difficult for the spearman to escape.

“Traveling Circling Technique to Escape a Lock by the Butterfly Knives

The spearman used a circling technique to escape the sandwiching of the Butterfly Knives. After escaping the “lock” of the Butterfly Knives, the spearman pulls back his spear and shoots forward at the opponent.

“Traveling Clockwise Circling to Counter Butterfly Knives

When you circle your spear in an anti-clockwise movement to escape the lock of the Butterfly Knives, a skillful exponent may neutralize your circling technique. You can trick him by reversing the circling movement, using clockwise circling.

“Traveling Incorrect Way of Holding a Big Knife

A Big Knife, like the one shown in the video clip, is often used against a spear. Many practitioners grip the shaft of the Big Knife at the blade. This is incorrect as it negates the length-advantage of the Big Knife. One might well hold a saber instead. The grip should be at the lower hand of the shaft so as to gain advantage of the long weapon.

“Traveling Chopping Attack of a Big Knife

If an opponent shoots a spear at you, you can deflect the shooting attack and then move in to chop at the opponent. If you wish to use a spear well, you need to know how to counter this attack from a Big Knife.

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

Spear against Butterfly Knives and Big Knife 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