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How to Use Long, Short & Flexible Weapons in Shaolin Kung Fu

Learn how to use long, short, and flexible weapons from Sifu Karl Romain in this Shaolin kung fu Howcast video.

Transcript

Hi. I'm Sifu Romain, and today I'm here to talk to you about Shaolin weapons. Shaolin weapons can be basically broken down into several different categories. We have, of course, long weapons, short weapons like the broadsword, flexible weapons like the three sectional staff, and double weapons like the double broad sword. So let's begin. We'll begin by showing you a couple of basic movements with the staff.

First movement, pretty common movement, is what we call the forward figure eight.

Overhead swing.

One more.

The upper cut and the chop.

Now, we'll demonstrate some movement with the three sectional staff. This is kind of like a long nun-chuck with three ends.

This concludes our demonstration of Shaolin weapons.

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