BASIC COUNTER AGAINST MIDDLE THRUST
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Many of the staff techniques are derived from the spear. The most representative as well as deadly spear technique is the spear thrust, expressed here in the staff technique as the pattern “Yellow Dragon Emerges from Cave”. In friendly sparring, the staff stops a few inches in front of the chest, but in a real fight it may pierce through. A basic counter against the thrust is the pattern shown here called “General Waves Flag”.