Section 5: Weapons of Wing Chun

 

Traditional weapons of Wing Chun consist of:

Baat Cham Do / Butterfly Swords Form:

Luk Dim Boon Kwun / 6 1/2 Point Dragon Pole Form:

The Wing Chun Single Fighting Cane Form & The Wing Chun Double Fighting Cane Form:

  • Since Butterfly Swords and the Dragon Cane are antiquated weapons which are no longer legal or practical to carry around with one, and sense I am teaching “PROGRESSIVE” Wing Chun, I teach two weapon forms which use Martial Arts Fighting Canes that are made of VERY SOLID, HEAVY STEEL, but are still PERFECTLY LEGAL to carry around on one’s hips for use as “walking canes.”
  • Both of these Wing Chun Fighting Cane Forms are in perfect keeping with the close-range attack principles of traditional Wing Chun and therefore seem to be a much more logical fit than the SIXTEEN FOOT, “6 1/2 Point Dragon Pole” (Luk Dim Boon Kwun).
  • It was a blistering cold day when I recorded these forms, and so my hands were VERY numb which significantly impaired my form.  While my form is not as pristine as I would like for it to have been, I think that these videos will be sufficient for helping my students remember parts of the forms that we have already covered in our lessons together.

[Ideal Fighting Canes]

  • Believe it or not, the very best fighting canes one can possibly buy do not come from a martial arts store of any kind.  The best fighting cane is actually the “Nova Bariatric Aluminum Cane with Strap in Black” from Walgreen’s pharmacy [CLICK HERE TO SEE].
  • I recommend using electrical tape to create a ball-shaped “holding position.”  During some sets you will hold the cane below the “holding position,” in other sets you will hold the “ball” at the “holding position,” and in sets such as those which require flipping and rotating the canes in your hands you will need to hold the cane immediately above the ball-shaped “holding position.”  This brings up an important point:  The ball-shaped “holding position” needs to be placed on the cane such that you can balance the cane on one finger right above the ball-shaped “holding position.”

Nova Bariatric Aluminum Cane with Strap in Black:

BARIATRIC CANES

The Wing Chun Single Fighting Cane Form:

The Wing Chun Double Fighting Cane  Form:

The Baat Cham Do – Inspired Portion of the Double Fighting Canes:

 

  • I was just beginning to learn the cane forms when I videoed these forms and posted them on my web-page.  I have been practicing the forms daily ever sense this time and feel that I now have the forms perfected.  Since there are no overt mistakes in the forms, only subtle deviations in the forms such as not coming to a stop after one half of a set has been implemented, I have decided to leave these forms up as they were originally  videoed.  The fact is that most students will not aspire to learn the Single Cane Wing Chun Form, and/or the Double Cane Wing Chun Form, anyway, so re-posting these forms in the more perfectionist manner that they are performed would be a waste of my effort.  Exactly as the forms are posted serves as a good enough reminder of what set comes next in the series, and how that set is to be performed.  Peace be still.  And it is so.  Amen.
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