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For this reason, when you do find a good and useful webpage, be sure to save the webpage to a folder on your hard drive or server. More emphasis on using a thicker and longer walking stick, like a Japanese Jo, rather than an inconspicuous cane. Cane Masters Instructional Video Series, Volume 5, Winning Katas with Techniques. shares his advanced techniques and winning katas with you in this 51 minute tape. "In this presentation by Ted Mancuso, he utilizes a traditional Shaolin cane set taught to him by one of his teachers, Lam Kwong Wing, to explore the very nature of weapons work. In-depth stepwise breakdowns of each section of this fast and mobile form.
I am inconsistent about italicizing non-English words in this webpage. These are the same katas he used to win 50 first places, 6 Grand Championships, and the World and National Titles in 19! My Bagua teacher, Shifu Kent Howard, learned this bagua staff form. "Classical Baguazhang, Volume XVII, Bagua Seven Stars Staff." By Joseph Crandall. "This is an introduction to the English public of the Bagua Seven Stars Staff. Introductory remarks bring new points to light about the usefulness of weapons work especially, with simple, easily available instruments. Mancuso discusses and demonstrates: Basic strikes and their applicability to all weapons. Examples of applications, including running commentary explaining more than just the movements but the reasoning behind cane defenses.
Your comments, ideas, contributions, and constructive criticism are encouraged. "As the backbone of our self defense techniques, this video shows all the blocks, strikes, punches, twirls, swings, etc. "Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang means 'Northern Energy Taiji Cane.' This exciting original form was created to introduce the cane to Taiji practitioners, and to introduce Taiji principles to martial artists interested in the cane. All Master level cane practitioners excel in cane self defense, teaching ability, exercising with the cane and natural healing. This book allows the student to compare and contrast the two lineages." ISBN: 978-1-929047-78-9. 104 minutes, DVD, with many extra features and outtakes. This form has been passed on to only a few persons by now. This program is based on the principles of higher starting point, authentic theories, and excellent works. This set is not the same as the Shaolin Bodhidharma's Cane as taught by Master Shi Deyang. The movements in this routine are fierce, vigorous, simple, natural and poised. After all, if you think about it handing a simple stick to a Kung Fu artists who can do sword, spear, whip and dagger is just like saying "anything goes." This is definitely not your grandfather's cane form." In this instructional DVD, the lineage of this particular Shaolin Cane form is given as: Ted Mancuso was taught by Lam Kwong Wing, who was taught by Yim Shang Mo, who was taught by Gu Ru Shang, who was taught by Yan Gi Wen, who was taught by Yan Di Gong, who was taught by Wang Bang Cai, who was taught by Gan Feng Chi, who was taught by Monk Zhao Yuan He Shang.
in the Cane Masters system demonstrated both right and left handed. Beifang Qi includes sets of "Qigong" or "energy exercises", multiple views of the form and a complete section on basic applications. By taking a look at three of the pioneers of the art of the cane and the way in which they present their art, we find the commonalities that define the masters. British Quarter Staff Association "The British Quarterstaff Association teaches men the art and technique of the quarterstaff, a weapon whose use predates written history. This film features many beautiful and elaborate sets from the largest film studio in the world, Hengdian World Studio, or "Chinawood," near Shanghai, China. Hearty and generous impartation here is aimed at quick and effective acquirement by any learner." Vendor 2. It cleverly and reasonably utilizes the techniques of attack and defense, so it can both attack and defend. Read the short essay by Ted Mancuso on "So yes, there probably was a time when monks were encouraged to use their humbled wooden instruments as a first and stolid line of defense.
Of course, when first learning any new cane form, begin with a slower, more deliberate, less vigorous practice to help the body adapt to the moves of the new form.
Thus, even a fast and vigorous cane form from any style can be done more in the "Taiji" fashion outlined and shown above.
Many Qigong (Chi Kung) forms can also we done while holding a cane. Most often, however, Qigong forms are adapted or created for use with a short 6"-12" wooden stick called a Tai Chi Ruler or Bang.
I consider a cane or walking stick to be, normally, a straight strong wooden stick with a curved (hook) handle that is from 30" (76 cm) to 42" (107 cm) long.
This webpage will focus entirely on Taijiquan cane or walking stick arts, practices, history, and forms.
Taiji cane forms are typically performed slowly and deliberately.
Both webpages included an extensive bibliography, webpage links, UTube links, quotations, lore, information, history, sources for weapons, notes, and lists of Forms (katas, shi) for staff weapons practice.