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Taijiquan Cane, Tai Chi Walking Stick, Taiji Zhang: Guides ... Taijiquan Cane Cane, Walking Stick, Zhang, Guai Gun, Tune, Jo, Four Foot Staff, Short Hiking Staff T'ai Chi Ch'uan Cane Weapon Practices, Taiji Walking Stick

Guides, Resources, Links, Bibliography, Media, Lessons, Practices, Videos Taijiquan Cane Tai Chi Walking Stick Taiji Zhang Guides Resources Links Bibliography Media Lessons Practices Videos           Valley Spirit Taijiquan   Introduction I began to revise and update this webpage in March of 2014 Ma Style Exercise Series Ma Style Taiji Exercise   I had already prepared fairly comprehensive and popular webpages on fitness exercises and selfdefense practices using short staff weapons and long staff weapons   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   The short staff weapons webpage called the Way of the Short Staff included information on Taiji cane practices   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   Hard and powerful strikes are seldom used in Tai Chi Chuan walking stick forms   The pace of the Taijiquan cane forms are seldom fast and vigorous   There are few if any vigorous leaps and jumps   Taiji forms seldom use very low stances   Taiji cane forms are particularly suitable for fit persons over 50 years of age   Good examples of a Taiji Cane Form are the Standard Beijing 24 Form with Cane created by Master WenChing Wu the Eight Immortals Cane Form Part I created by Master Jesse Tsao  the Plum Blossom Taiji Cane Form the Tai Chi Stick 18 Form  the Bodhi Dharma Walking Stick Form Master Michael Gilmans Three Powers Cane Form the Wu Tang Cane Form of Master T T Liang the Standard 32 Sword Form etc   There are also many examples of more vigorous Taiji cane forms with hard strikes leaps fast moves spins and low moves   Taijiquan saber or broadsword forms are readily adapted for use with a cane and some are fast and vigorous   Normally Taijiquan sword forms are not very well adapted as cane forms but I practice the Standard 32 Sword Form with my cane as do many others   Karate kung fu Shaolin Bagua and HsingI cane or stick forms are often fast vigorous powerful twisting agile and with some very low stances   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   Adaptations are quite easily arranged   Most often however Qigong forms are adapted or created for use with a short 612 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   The cane will typically extend from the floor to the height of your hip socket and maybe up to your belly button   The cane might also be made out of plastic aluminum steel or rattan   The cane might have a straight rather than curved or hooked end with a round ball shaped pommel end or some sort of straight or carved handle at the end   The cane might be very simple natural and plain or be carved painted or decorated   Each day I use an Instructors Walking Cane 40 103 cm long and 1 2 54 cm in diameter purchased from Cane Masters   This cane weights 1lb 2 oz 510 gm   This beautiful martial arts combat cane is made of pure hickory heartwood has multiple notches at three key gripping points has a ample rounded hooked horn and has a rubber covered tip inserted over the tip end   I also own the same Instructors Walking Cane made of oak a gift from my children   I am 66 198 cm tall and a 40 cane 103 cm is perfect for using on my long walks and for my Taiji cane practices   The only weapon I practice with on a daily basis is a wooden cane and the only weapon I teach now in my Taijiquan classes is the cane   Also whenever I take a walk anywhere I bring my cane along for support exercising the arms and for selfdefense       In 2014 I will be learning by studying practicing and documenting four different aspect of the cane   First I will be learning and practicing the Chen Style Taijiquan Dan Dao Broadsword 23 Movement Form with my cane   Second with my cane I will continue practicing the Eight Immortals Tai Chi Cane Form Part I based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan as taught by Master Jesse Tsao and the 32 Standard Sword Form   Third I will continue practicing the basic cane exercises and drills found in the instructional DVDs The Exercise System of the Cane The Basic Foundations of the Cane and the Intermediate Techniques and Drills for the Cane as taught by Master Mark Shuey Sr from Cane Masters   Fourth I will continue to do research on the Taiji cane and walking stick and continue to improve this Taiji Walking Stick webpage    I welcome suggestions comments and information from readers about good resources links books pamphlets videos DVDs VCDs schools workshops events techniques forms etc   Please send your email to Mike Garofalo   Many Thanks to Master Thomas Toma Rosenzweig in Los Angeles for the information he sent to me on the short staff   Thanks also to Jose Marrero and Jeff Raymer                                Best wishes for Good Fortune Vibrant Health Peace and Prosperity in 2015     Michael P Garofalo M S Valley Spirit TaijiquanGreen Way Research Red Bluff California January 2015   杖       Taijiquan Cane Zh�ng 杖 Cane or Gān or Gun 杆Staff  Biān 鞭 Gān 杆 Whip Staff Short Wooden Staff Duanbang 短棒 Chang 杖 Bang 棒 Cane Tai Chi Walking Stick Zhang Guai Gun Tune Jo Four Foot Staff Short Hiking Staff Bibliography Links Resources Forms Guides Lessons Media      A Note to Readers  The Cloud Hands Website has been online continuously since 2001   In 2008 over 1900000 webpages excluding graphics were served to readers around the world from the Cloud Hands website   The short staff weapons webpage was served to over 19500 readers in 2010   Since 2005 I have also maintained the Cloud Hands Blog to point to changes and additions at the Cloud Hands Website   Since the Cloud Hands Website is a very wellestablished and stable website it provides readers with a good and secure starting point for their online research into Taijiquan and Qigong   The Cloud Hands website is funded entirely by Green Way Research with volunteer efforts by Michael P Garofalo      Unfortunately as everyone knows many other websites and webpages appear and then disappear from the Internet scene   Authors do not pay to keep up their web hosting services loose a free hosting option change filenames or decide to remove webpages for various reasons   Consequently links to some good webpages become invalid and the files are no longer found on the Internet   You may find a some of these dead links to nonexistent webpages cited below and there is no way to avoid this troublesome situation   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      I am inconsistent about italicizing nonEnglish words in this webpage   Too much italicizing makes for more difficult reading for me      I welcome and encourage your suggestions for how to improve this webpage   Your comments ideas contributions and constructive criticism are encouraged   Send your suggestions to my email box     Disclaimer Warning  Practicing with Staff Weapons Can Be a Dangerous Activity for Adults     Basic Foundation of the Cane   By Grandmaster Mark Shuey Sr Founder of Cane Masters   Instructional DVD  As the �backbone� of our self defense techniques this video shows all the blocks strikes punches twirls swings etc in the Cane Masters system demonstrated both right and left handed If you are serious about learning how to use the cane this video is a must Cane Masters Instructional Video Series Volume 2 Blocks Strikes Swings Jabs and More   Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang   Instructional DVD 54 Minutes 2006   Tai Chi Cane Kata   Developed by James Bouchard   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   Beifang Qi includes sets of Qigong or energy exercises multiple views of the form and a complete section on basic applications Each movement is named for easy reference and the DVD version includes interactive menus   Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang is appropriate for novices yet experienced martial artists will find new levels of understanding   Endorsed by Cane Masters International    Video Clip  VSCL   Notes    This DVD also includes a warm up Qigong routine that is useful for everyone   It will be of special interest to those who practice the Eight Section Brocade Qigong form   There are eight movements in the Beifang Qi Qigong form 1   Lifting the Sky 2 Press Earth and Sky 3 Drawing the Bow 4 Look Over Shoulder 5   Touch the Earth 6 Bear Swims with Cane 7 Willow Tree Stretch and 8 Wave Away Demons   Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang Northern Energy Taiji Cane List of Movements Directions and Notes by Michael P Garofalo   Cane and Walking Stick Books Cane and Short Staff Links   By Mike Garofalo   Valley Spirit Taijiquan Red Bluff California   Cane Fighting The Authoritative Guide to Using the Cane or Walking Stick for SelfDefense   By Sammy Franco   Contemporary Fighting Arts 2016   242 pages   ISBN 9781941845301   More emphasis on using a thicker and longer walking stick like a Japanese Jo rather than an inconspicuous cane   Cane Research Project at Valley Spirit Taijiquan Cane Wikipedia Cane Zhang Gun of Taijiquan Chen Pan Ling Thunder Stick Walking Stick Form   Developed by Grandmaster Chen Pan Ling in the 1960s in Taiwan   Thunder Stick Form developed by Chen PanLing and as taught by Chen YunChing       Chen ShenPus Taijiquan Short Staff 74 Form   Taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye 1950   The title on the DVD is Traditional Chen Family Tai Chi Short Staff   This 74 movement form was created by Grand Master Chen ShenPu 19022000   Part 1 Movements 134 color 120 minutes   Part 2 Movements 3574 color 121 minutes   Available in DVD or VHS format for about 45 00 US each   Vendors WLE Wayfarer Jiang   Produced by Shifu Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York  29 West Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203 c 2000   Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos   This is an elegant dynamic form with many techniques Good physical skills are recommended to learn this 74 movement form Includes a short clip of the creator at age 94   Following warmup exercises movements are repeated 34 times depending on the difficulty There are front and back views at slow and regular speeds There are also reviews of segments front and back 1  Master Chen ShenPu used his extensive training in external and internal forms such as Tai Chi Xing Yi Bagua Zhang and Wushu to create this short staff form   A lesser known form it is still a key ingredient to the Chen stylists repertoire 2  This form is for the 13 hands short staff    Discussion   Chen Tai Chi Short Staff List of Movements of 74 posture short staff form created by Master Chen ShengPu prepared by Gary McClellan   Chen ShenPus Taijiquan Short Staff 74 Movements Form List of Movements and References prepared by Michael P Garofalo   I have not found any references in any standard Chen Family Taijiquan sources that state that Chen ShenPus Taijiquan Short Staff 74 Movements Form or other short staff or cane forms are part of the Chen Family Taijiquan repertoire as are pole and spear forms   VSCL   Chen ShenPus Taijiquan Short Staff 74 Movements Form List of Movements and References prepared by Michael P Garofalo Chen Style of Taijiquan  Chen Tai Chi Broadsword and Do Staff   Instruction by Master Qing Zhou Chen   Chen Tai Chi 48 Movement Short Staff Demonstration by Huang KangHui UTube video 229 min   Chen Tai Chi Short Whip Staff   Taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   Three 120 minute VHS videotapes in this series   A 147 movement form in the Chen style created by Hong Junsheng an indoor student of Chen Fake   Cross Whip Staff and Field Whip Staff are taught   Produced by Shifu Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York 29 West  Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203   Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos    Chen Taiji Short Staff 48 Movement Form  Utube video 229 minutes   Chen Zhaobao Taijiqun   UTube video 320 minutes   Chinese Wand Exercises Cloud Hands Blog Taijiquan and Qigong   Cloud Hands Index  Cloud Hands Website Dao Saber Broadsword and Taijiquan   Bibliography links resources quotes notes Davis Charles    C Davis Group   Canes instructional DVDs selfdefense and related products   Druid Wizard Staves and Wands The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Practice   By Wong Kiew Kit   Shaftesbury Dorset Element 1996   Index bibliography 316 pages   ISBN 1852307927   The reasons for Wu Tang Tai Chi Chuan favoring the sword over the staff and for its limited use of weapons are discussed in the chapter on Tai Chi weapons pp 278285 Cultivating Jin with Tai Chi Spear   By Gerald A Sharp   Tai Chi Volume 27 No 2 April 2003 pp 4047   Includes many photographs    Eight Dragons Baguazhang Cane Forms   By Michael P Garofalo   Valley Spirit Taijiquan Red Bluff California   Eight Immortals Staff Baxian Gun   A 61 posture staff form from Wudang Mountains   It was created by imitating the features of the Taoist Eight Immortals 1 He Xiangu with lotus flowers 2 Li Tieguai with pilgrims gourd and iron crutch 3 Cao GouJiu with castanets 4 Le Dongbin with flywisk and sword 5 Han Xiangzi with a flute 6 Zhuangli Quan with fan and peach of immortality 7 Lan Caihe with basket of flowers 8 Zhang Guolao with drum   Baixian Gun is part of the Wudang Eight Immortal School which is only handed down secretly to some favored disciples   We Passed Level 1 Requirements for the Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane Form We practiced together twice a week for the past four months and many studiedand practiced this Taijquan Cane Form more hours every week  Read about the awarding of Level 1 certificates      Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane Routine One Based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan   As taught by Master Jesse Tsao   This series of documents was prepared by Michael Garofalo M S for students studying the Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center in Red Bluff California   Eight Section Brocade Qigong   By Michael P Garofalo   280Kb   History and purpose of this popular chi kung practice   Descriptions for each of the eight movements health benefits comments variations extensive links and bibliography resources quotations animated gif photographs of the movements and charts   HTML format   65 pages in Word doc format   This file is updated on a regular basis as I add new material links notes and resources    Essential Jo Comprehensive Techniques and 2person drills for the Japanese 4foot staff   By Dan Djurdjevic   Pikkelgig 2015   156 pages   ISBN 97809925111333   Google Tai Chi Cane Tajiquan Cane Green Way Research   Red Bluff California Hsing I Xing Yi Chaun Five Elements Staff   Instructional DVD   In this instructional video Xingyi master Di Guoyong explains and demonstates the techniques and form of Xingyi Fiveelement Staff Interlinked Staff is a traditional and routine with smooth and consistently strong movements Strikes are fierce and vigorous reflecting the characteristics and style of Xingyi Quan It is a form well known throughout China Movements of the Fiveelement Staff are concise and easy to learn and practice Its skills are clear methods are explicit strength is great and ability of skillful attack is strong Fiveelement staff does not have flashy forms or techniques but like Fiveelement Boxing pays great attention to the whole strength body strength and work strength Fiveelement Staff techniques are also named after the names of chop drill snap cannon crosscut in Fiveelement boxing Vendors One Two Three Index to the Cloud Hands Website   A detailed alphabetically arranged subject index to webpages and documents offered at the Cloud Hands Website JianSword Taijiquan Bibliography Links Resources Quotes Notes    Jin Yimings Walking Stick Exercises    By Jin Yiming   Tai Chi The International Magazine of Tai Chi Chuan Vol 29 No 1 February 2005 pp 3947   A 22 form exercise system   Descriptions of each exercise and line drawings      Magical Staffs in Taoist Rituals   By Chen Yaoting   Martial Arts Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff   By Michael P Garofalo      The Old Yang Style Tai Chi Staff Two Person Fighting Form   List of movements for both partners   Purchasing a Short Staff Gun Jo or Zhang Cane                        Ripening Peaches  Daoist Studies and Practices   Taoist scriptures bibliography Quanzhen Daoism Neidan gardening tea history qigongdaoyin readings etc   Shaolin Cane Bodhidharmas Cane Damos Cane  Shifu Zhangs Mysterious Taiji Cane The Staff Bibliography Links Quotes Notes Lessons Sun Style Taijiquan Sword Jian Taijiquan Bibliography Links Resources Quotes Notes   180Kb    Tai Chi Cane Index Tai Chi Cane Zhang Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane Routine One Based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan   Tai Chi Cane Zhang Gun Tai Chi Chuan Walking Stick    Kung Fu magazine August 1996   The walking stick forms are part of the Tchoung style of taichi chuan developed by Grandmaster Tchoung Tatchen   Sifu Kurland teaches this form    Tai Chi Partner Cane From San Tsai Tuan Kun   By Sifu Michael Gilman and Stephani Morel Port Townsend Washington   Detailed instructions with b&w photographs online   An instructional videotape is also available for Sifu Gilman and available online   This is a useful short 11 movements per side partner form When the transition is added one ends up with a beautiful instructive partner or solo form These lessons are divided into sections The first is the Introduction and all the applications for the form The second and third sections break down each of the two sides and teach the movements The last section shows the   form performed as a partner form Keep in mind that there is a companion VHS video tape available through the online store   Tai Chi Partner Cane San Tsai Tuan Kun   Three Powers Stick Short Stick practices   There are videos on UTube for each lesson  Lesson One 832 Lesson Two 915 Lesson Three 827 Lesson Four 911 Lesson Five 855 Lesson Six 924 Lesson Seven 604   Tai Chi Stick and Staff   Instructional DVD by Mark Peters   Taiji Sticking Staff  This webpage discusses use of the long staff and includes descriptions and photographs of a two person routine   Tai Chi Sword Jian Tai Chi Sword Saber and Staff   By Stuart A Olson   Yearning K Chen Series Volume 5   Bubbling Well Press 1986   ASIN 0938045032    Taiji and Shaolin Staff Fundamental Training   Performed by Yang JwingMing PhD   Boston YMAA 2003   Instructional VHS videotape   90 minutes   ISBN 1594390088                                   Taiji Cane Zhang Gun  Taiji Fa Jing Stick Yang Medium Stick   Instruction by Earle Montague   UTube video 512 minutes   Taijiquan Cane Index  Taijiquan Cane Zhang Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane Routine One Based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan Taijiquan Walking Stick Form of Master Chen PanLing Taijiquan Walking Stick Form of Master T T Liang   Taiji Weapons Cane Saber and Double Edged Sword   Instructional video by Paul Gallagher 60 minutes   The cane form was created by Master T T Liang 19002002 The weapon sets are the final stage of Tai chi solo training each weapon has its own particular function and spirit and develops the body and chi in a different way   Starting with the cane a basic level weapon progressing to the saber and going on to the extremely subtle and sophisticated sword this video gives you complete and detailed instruction in each of these weapon sets Paul Gallagher    Knowing T T Liang I would not be surprised if he drew from several sources to create his cane form In his expanded Yang system the cane was a stepping stone weapon that one used to begin training with weapons where one didnt need to pay close attention to edge angle using the blade flat etc that one must when using a blade There are certainly some jian movements in his cane form Dan Pasek Not historically there is no mention of stick forms in any of the Yang Family writings or those by their direct students of the first three generations of Yang Family teaching any weapons other than jian dao gun and chiang   Later teachers in the Yang lineage created new forms such as the walking stick and the fan T T Liang created his own stick form and Wang Yennien created a fan form   I believe Master Liang taught his Cane form to many students but personally the only weapon I studied with him is the jian   So my knowledge of the Cane is quite limited   My classmate and senior student of Liang Paul Gallagher produced a how to video that includes instruction on Liangs Tai Chi Cane form that you might find useful Scott Rodell   Video 1  Taiji Stick Form   UTube video 49 seconds   Taiji Sticking Staff   By Zhang Yun and Peter Kindfeld Taiji Staff    By Chip Ellis   Taiji Walking Stick   UTube 111     Taiji Yangsheng Zhang Taiji Stick Qigong Chinese Health Qigong  By the Chinese Health Qigong Association   Singing Dragon 2014   96 pages   1 instructional DVD   ISBN 9781848191945   Brief history warmup and cane handling ten movement form   VSCL  A set of exciting and unusual Taiji Stick qigong exercises is presented in this accessible introduction Embodying the concepts of taiji the movements emphasize the harmony of yin and yang man and nature Appropriate for all levels of experience and for all age groups this new set of easytolearn exercises distils the essence of traditional stick practice guides body movements and the movement of the stick and coordinates directed breathing and imagination The book provides stepbystep fullyillustrated instruction and includes an account of the origins of the movements and guidance for practice An accompanying DVD features a video demonstrating the form and additional information on its history and origins and a CD provides options for verbal instructions to lead the practitioner through the exercises or music to accompany them The book is an authoritative resource that will help students and practitioners of taiji qigong martial arts and Chinese medicine perfect and deepen their practice It is also an excellent practical introduction for anyone with an interest in the ancient health and martial practices of China   The Chinese Health Qigong Association is dedicated to the popularization of and research into Health Qigong and is a group member of the AllChina Sports Federation Its aim is to promote and carry forward the Chinese traditional culture of health promotion and facilitate the communication between Western and Eastern Cultures The movements of the Taiji Yangsheng Zhang form are Initial Stance and Opening1   Boatman Rows with an Oar  Shao Gong Yao Lu  2   Boat Rows Slowly  Qing Zhou Huan Xing 3   Wind Kisses the Lotus Leaves  Feng Bai He Ye 4   Boatman Tows a Boat  Chuan Fu Bei Qian 5   Iron Stick Calms the Sea  Shen Zhen Ding Hai 6   Golden Dragon Wags Its Tai  Jin Long Jiao Wei 7   Search for Treasure in the Sea  Tan Hai Xun Bao 8   Qi Returns to the Dantian  Qi Gui Dan Tian Closing and Ending Stance   The Taiji Stick Health Preservation exercises embodies the concept of harmony between yin and yang man and nature   All the movements involved are soft and slow and easy to practice   This is not a martial art per se and the stick is not wielded like a weapon  In practicing with the Taiji Stick we should twist turn bend and stretch around the waist as a center and move our spine accordingly In practicing with the Taiji Stick we need to relax our waist and hips and keep the body upright and comfortable adjusting the movement of the waist in harmony with the use of the stick   If we lift the stick we need to sink the waist and lower the qi down to the Dantian lower belly and if we lower the stick we need to straighten the waist and pull up the qi to the Baihui acupoint top of the head   If we rotate the stick in a circle our waist becomes the anchor moving our body and arms   All this illustrates the pivotal role of the waist p 6       Taoist Secret Style Xuan Wu Staff   VCD Product   In Chinese    WuDang style staff demonstrated and taught by You XuanDe   2 hours    Tchoung Tatchen Walking Stick Form Yang Taiji Tuan Kun   Grandmaster Tchoung Tatchen 19112000 taught in China Taiwan Vancouver and Seattle   There is a right hand version and left hand version of this solo stickcane form and a partner form developed by Tchoung Tatchens senior students   The walking stick forms are part of the Tchoung style of taichi chuan a Yang style variant developed by Grandmaster Tchoung Tatchen   Sifu Harvey Kurland and Sifu Andrew Dale master instructors teach this form   Tchoung had a particular interest is studying the sword and stick forms He learned several sword styles from the top masters of the day The sword forms had names such as Green Duckweed Sword green bamboo sticks of the beggars style Kun Lun Kwin Lin sword Heaven and Earth sword as well as the tai chi sword double sword as well as Yang and Wu taichi knife sets He developed his own tai chi Tuan Kune or walking stick form which he taught to his students Harvey Kurland   Kung Fu magazine August 1996   The cane should be performed like you are using a whip   Quick in hand action and footwork   This form is the creation of Grandmaster Tchoung Tatchen   Based upon the pattern of the San Tsai Jian Three Powers Sword   This form combines two other styles he studied from a Taoist martial arts teacher the Beggars Bamboo stick and the Green Duckweed stick Section One is the right hand side Section Two the left hand side and Section Three is actually the Bagua Cyclone Saber Form which adapts very easily to the cane applications     Xin Qi Shen Dojo Yang Taiji Tuan Kun   There is a list of movement names 37 movements Taiji Tuan Kun Section One from Xin Qi Shen Dojo   The Xin Qi Shen Dojo Wuji com in Seattle now offers a Yang Taiji Weapons demonstration DVD which includes a demonstration of the solo cane form according to their Winter 2009 Newsletter   There is a list of movement names Solo Cane Form 33 movements and the Partner Cane Form 15 movements from Gene Burnett Ashland OR   Gene Burnett offers a demonstration DVD of the Taiji Weapons in this style of Taijiquan   He demonstrates Tchoungs Cane Form both the Left Side and Right Hand and the Right Side and Left Hand sequences   The demonstration includes multiple repetitions of each side of the solo cane form and a good demonstration of both sides of the partner form and skillful partner play with a lady partner VSCL   There is a list of the movement names for Tchoungs Solo Walking Stick Form Section One Left Side Right Hand 35 movements including directions notes and a bibliography by Mike Garofalo   Gene Burnett has been helpful to me in learning about this cane form TaiChi for Geniuses   A Practice Companion for the Genius in Everyone   By Gene Burnett Ashland Oregon Bloomington Indiana IUniverse Inc 2009   284 pages   EBook 9781440111921      Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff  Thunder Walking Stick Form as developed by Grandmaster Chen Pan Ling   SEE ABOVE Chen Pan Ling Traditional Ba Gua Staff with Applications   Taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   120 minute VHS videotape   A 19 movement form in the Ba Gua Zhang style created by Professor Jiang Zhou Chu   Produced by Shifu  Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York  29 West Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203   Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos    Traditional Chen Family Tai Chi Short Staff   Taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye 1950  This 74 movement form was created by Grand Master Chen ShenPu 19022000   Part 1 Movements 134 color 120 minutes   Part 2 Movements 3574 color 121 minutes   Available in DVD or VHS format for about 45 00 US each   Vendors WLE Wayfarer Jiang   Produced by Shifu Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York  29 West Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203 c 2000   Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos   This is an elegant dynamic form with many techniques Good physical skills are recommended to learn this 74 movement form Includes a short clip of the creator at age 94   Following warmup exercises movements are repeated 34 times depending on the difficulty There are front and back views at slow and regular speeds There are also reviews of segments front and back 1  Master Chen ShenPu used his extensive training in external and internal forms such as Tai Chi Xing Yi Bagua Zhang and Wushu to create this short staff form   A lesser known form it is still a key ingredient to the Chen stylists repertoire 2  This form is for the 13 hands short staff    Discussion   Chen Tai Chi Short Staff List of Movements of 74 posture short staff form created by Master Chen ShengPu prepared by Gary McClellan   Chen ShenPus Taijiquan Short Staff 74 Movements Form List of Movements and References prepared by Michael P Garofalo   I have not found any references in any standard Chen Family Taijiquan sources that state that Chen ShenPus Taijiquan Short Staff 74 Movements Form or other short staff or cane forms are part of the Chen Family Taijiquan repertoire as are pole and spear forms   Traditional Chen Family Tai Chi Short Form List of Movements and References prepared by Michael P Garofalo Traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane Routine One   Demonstrated by Master Jesse Tsao   Instructional DVD 64 minutes   Produced by Tai Chi Healthways San Diego 2008   Routine One is based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan   Master Tsao developed this cane form himself with grandmaster Zhu Tiancais support   Traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane Routine Two Cannon Cane   Demonstrated by Master Jesse Tsao   Instructional DVD 65 minutes   Produced by Tai Chi Healthways San Diego 2008   Routine Two Cannon Cane is based on the Chen Style of Taijiquan   Master Tsao developed this cane form himself with grandmaster Zhu Tiancais support   Traditional Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane Routine One Based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan   As taught by Master Jesse Tsao   This series of documents was prepared by Michael Garofalo M S for students studying the Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center in Red Bluff California   Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Short Staff 104 Forms   This short staff form was created in 1974 by Xu Minshan who was an indoor student of Yang Chengfu   Xu Minshan created the form to combine Yang style Tai Chi Chuan postures with the traditional Yang style long staff form   This long form suitable for persons at all skill levels is taught using two instructional VHS videotapes featuring Shifu Jiang Jianye 1950   Tape 1 Part 1 teaches movements 150 of this form VHS 112 minutes   Tape 2 Part 2 teaches movements 51 104 of this form VHS 112 minutes   Produced by Shifu Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York 29 West Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203   These videotapes were produced in 2002 and priced at 45 00 each   Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos   Shifu Jiang Jianye began his studies of Wushu in 1955 in China and he was educated in China   He is a  physical education tai chi kung fu and calligraphy teacher   This videotape begins with an introduction of Shifu Jiang includes a little history of this short staff form includes a number of short staff warm up exercises and then teaches the form   Each movement is introduced named and then illustrated   A front view of the movement is shown as the teacher provides verbal instructions and tips   The front view is repeated and then a back view of the movement is shown   I find the instructions clear and understandable and the videotape production is good       Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Short Staff 68 Forms   This long form suitable for persons at all skill levels is taught using two instructional VHS videotapes featuring Shifu Jiang Jianye 1950  Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Staff is a classic weapon routine This form comes from Grand Master Sun Jixian At the age of 18 he went to Bejing to study with Grand Master Wang Jiaoyu Wang Jiayou was an indoor student of Yang Banhou who was the son of Yang Luchan the founder of Yang family Tai Chi Chuan     Traditional ZhaoBao Family Tai Chi Staff   Taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   Two 120 minute videotapes   Includes applications   Produced by Shifu Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York  29 West Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203   Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos    Traditional ZingYi Staff with Applications   Taught by Master Jiang Jianye   This 50 posture staff form was created by Ji Long Feng at the end of the Ming Dynasty   Produced by Shifu Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York  29 West Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203   This VHS videotape is 120 minutes and priced at 50 00    Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos    Valley Spirit Center Red Bluff California   VSCL = Valley Spirit Center Library Vendors Retailers and Manufacturers of Short Staffs Canes Walking Sticks    VSCL = Valley Spirit Taijiquan Library Collection Red Bluff California     Walking Stick and Cane Books  Walking Stick Retailers and Manufacturers Walking Stick Wikipedia Wang ShuChins Tai Chi Walking Stick By Manfred Erich Rottmann Tai Chi International Magazine of Tai Chi Chuan Vol 18 No 6 December 1994 pp 2629   Wang ShuChin 19041981   Mr Yoshikatsu Kohno told me on 2509 that this walking stick form had 24 movements was Xing Yi based and was done with a walking stick of about 1 meter in length   Wind Sweeps Away the Plum Blossoms The Principles and Techniques of Yung Style Tai Chi Spear and Staff   By Stuart A Olson   Bubbling Springs Press 1986   ISBN 0938045008    Winding Dragon Wudang Staff   Pan Long Men Wudang Martial Arts   Featuring Sun Xiang   Workshops Seminars Lectures Demonstrations on the Cane Walking Stick Jo Short Staff Wu Dang MindBody Arts Wudang Short Staff    Featuring Master You Ming Sheng   Wudang Song Xi Branch Series   Tiger Tail Stick   Wudang Stick Training Methods   Earle Montague   UTube video 425 minutes     武当山虎尾鞭杆Wudang Shan Hu Wei Bian Gun Wudang Tiger Tail Short StaffWu Dang 13 Hands Staff Whip Staff Wooden Walking Stick Form                      Wudang Tiger Tail Short Staff   Demonstration by Master You Ming Sheng   The Wudang Song Xi Style of Kung Fu offers this short stick form which is also called the Tiger Tail Stick    This is a traditional internal routine Every form contains both defending & attacking applications   This form has the fierceness of the broadsword the convenience of a staff and the agileness of sword Wudang Tiger Tail Short Staff  An instructional VCD featuring Ben Tan   A nice set with a short staff often called a whip Reverse hand and off angles whipping style attacks Well constructed with a number of hand changes Back and front hand motions combined Distinctive Tiger Tail motions as ground sweeps   VCD 1 hour in Chinese only   This form is from the WuTang NanZong SongXi Style or WuTang Souther Sect Pine and Stream Style   Available from Plum Publications   Also available from Wudang Tiger Tail Short Staff   Wudang Kung Fu Series StickWielding Arts Products No VCD0424 1 VCD Instructional VCD   Weapon is considered to be a hand extension This weapon routine is similar to its bare hand routine using softness to defeat firmness following the pattern to gain a beneficial vantage point Wooden sticks bamboo sticks or even umbrella can be used as a weapon for this routine The weapons are often used to attack opponents with its backward stroke moving in all directions from left to right making the opponent unable to fight back Once the opponents lose control for a single moment their defeat is irreversible   Wudang Tiger Tail Short Staff   Wu Dang ShortStick Skilled Fighting Form Also called Tigertail Whip is a mysterious routine set that kept hidden for a long time and in fact it is of category of Internal Kung Fu More than 40 forms consist of the whole set and each one is simple and be free from any extravagance The whole set looks seemingly putting more emphasis upon defense but actually every pose has the hidden nature of fierce assault In terms of defense and fighting all postures look more close and tight ready for awaiting any attack so it is more applicable than general forms VCD format   Wudang Tiger Tail Short Staff   Taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   Traditional Wu Dang Mountain Wu Dang Tiger Tail Short Staff 48 Forms with Applications   114 minute instructional DVD or VHS videotape   Produced in 2004 by Shifu Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chiand Kung Fu Association of New York  29 West Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203   Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos   This 48form short staff routine from Wu Dang Mountain is an indoor form that is short but effective and is taught with applications It is taught stepbystep with multiple angles and repetitions There are reviews of segments and demonstrations at the end   It is a useful indoor secret form   The whole form is short and efficient   All CDTKA instructional media include an introduction to the skills and qualifications of Shifu Jiang Jianye   After presenting two or three postures the Shifu Jianye presents martial arts applications for each postures  He also reviews at slow and regular speeds sequences of postures   There are demonstrations of the entire form front view at regular speed and a demonstration of the entire form back view and a slow speed   The instruction is in clear precise and detailed English   Many repetitions at different speeds   VSCL     Wudang Tiger Tail Short Staff List of Movements and Notes   Names of each of the 48 postures in this Wudang Mountain Taoist Short Staff Form   The Short Staff is sometimes called a 13 Hands Staff or Whip Staff   Prepared by Michael P Garofalo M S   March 2009   Names are based on the teaching by Shifu Jiang Jianye in his instructional DVD Wu Dang Tiger Tail Short Staff The Wudang Mountains simplified Chinese 武当山 traditional Chinese 武當山 pinyin Wǔdāng Shān also known as Wu Tang Shan or simply Wudang are a small mountain range in the Hubei province of China just to the south of the manufacturing city of Shiyan   In years past the mountains of Wudang were known for the many Taoist monasteries to be found there monasteries which became known as an academic centre for the research teaching and practice of meditation Chinese martial arts traditional Chinese medicine Taoist agriculture practises and related arts As early as the Eastern Han Dynasty 25220AD the mountain attracted the Emperors attention During the Tang Dynasty 618907 the first site of worship the Five Dragon Temple was constructed The Hall of Yuzhen is the cradle of Wudang kung fu In 1417 Ming Dynasty Emperor Zhudi 朱棣 decreed Wudang to be the Grand Mountain and ordered the construction of the Hall of Yuzhen for Master Zhang Sanfeng   Wudang Mountain martial arts is known far more for its swordplay and Shaolin Temple for its staff work    Wikipedia 武当山虎尾鞭杆    Cloud Hands Blog   Wushu Shaolin Staff   Taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   Produced by Shifu Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York  29 West Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203   This DVD or VHS videotape is 75 minutes   Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos   This is a long staff bo gun wushu form   Yang Tai Chi Staff   Taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   This short staff form was created by Sun Jixian who was an indoor student of Yang Banjou   This long form suitable for persons at all skill levels is taught using two instructional VHS videotapes featuring Shifu Jiang Jianye 1950   Tape 1 Part 1 teaches movements 134 of this form VHS 120 minutes   Tape 2 Part 2 teaches movements 3568 of this form VHS 117 minutes   Produced by Shifu Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York 29 West Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203   These videotapes were produced in 2002 and priced at 45 00 each   Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos    Yang Style of Tai Chi Chuan    Includes numerous staff forms ZhaoBao He Family Tai Chi Staff   Instructional DVD by Jiang Jianye     Videos Online about the Taijiquan Short Staff Bagua Cane   Ian Sinclair of Cloud Mountain Martial Arts  Tai Chi Cane on UTube Tai Chi Stick Form   UTube video 252 min   WuDang Cane and SelfDefense   The Chinese staff is called gun 棍 pinyin g�n Its practice is commonly divided into two main areas Northern staff techniques influenced by spear play and Southern staff techniques Many styles and techniques exist but the best known outside of China is the Shaolin Temple staff techniques as practiced by the monks in Chinese medieval times Tang dynasty 900s1000s and later by their disciples in premodern China 1600s1900s by antiManchuChing dynasty revolutionaries Han Chinese patriots prior to the widespread use of firearms The techniques made their usual dissemination throughout the rest of Asia to be blended in with other countries native fighting techniques      There are many forms of staff used as a staff of office an item which symbolises a position rank or prestige In China there are two types of staves the wenren zhang the scholar staff(文人杖) which is a symbol of status and the shiyong zhang(實用杖) practical staff which has more practical uses Compasses telescopes weapons and even medicine could be put within the much thicker shiyong zhang to be taken out when necessary The zhang 杖)itself could often be used as a gun 棍 a fighting stick   Wikipedia Staff Stick    Return to the Index at the Top of This Webpage       Cane Walking Stick BoJutsu BoCane Shillalah Stick Zh�ng Ji Pang E Hanbo杖 Zh�ng a cane staff rod or walking stick Guai Gun Hooked CaneDuanbang 短棒 Chang 杖 Bang 棒 Cane Canne Stock Bast�n Canna Тросточкаcanne de marche gehender stock bast�n que camina canna ambulante гуляя тросточка    Advanced Techniques and Takedowns of the Cane   Instructional DVD 45 minutes   Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey Sr founder of Cane Masters   Cane Masters Instructional Video Series Volume 4   Featuring the devastating power of the crook the fourth ranking video shows a wide variety of takedowns and control techniques specifically designed for the cane as well as defensive techniques for use against a variety of weapons   VSCL   AllRound Fighting in Edwardian London Pierre Vigny   By Graham Noble     American Street Combat with Cane   Bill Miller   Asian Fighting Techniques Featuring Long Staff and Cane   Demonstration and instruction by Christopher Keith and James Bouchard   Instructional DVD 88 minutes color   Shami Production 2006   ASIN  B000KJU2DG     Beginners Guide to Using a Cane Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang   Instructional DVD 54 Minutes 2006   Tai Chi Cane Kata   Developed by James Bouchard   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   Beifang Qi includes sets of Qigong or energy exercises multiple views of the form and a complete section on basic applications Each movement is named for easy reference and the DVD version includes interactive menus   Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang is appropriate for novices yet experienced martial artists will find new levels of understanding   Endorsed by Cane Masters International    Video Clip  VSCL   Notes   This DVD also includes a warm up Qigong routine that is useful for everyone   It will be of special interest to those who practice the Eight Section Brocade Qigong form   There are eight movements in the Beifang Qi Qigong form 1   Lifting the Sky 2 Press Earth and Sky 3 Drawing the Bow 4 Look Over Shoulder 5   Touch the Earth 6 Bear Swims with Cane 7 Willow Tree Stretch and 8 Wave Away Demons     Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang Northern Energy Taiji Cane List of Movements Directions and Notes by Michael P Garofalo   Beginners Guide to Using the Cane   By Don Rearic   12Kb   Black Belt Ranking Video for the Cane   Instructional DVD 45 minutes   Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey Sr founder of Cane Masters   Cane Masters Instructional Video Series Volume 6  This video contains information on the required Cane Masters Kata cane care techniques advanced techniques and an interview with Grand Master Mark Shuey   Along with the curriculum on the other five instructional videos you will now have everything you need to learn in order to pass your Black Belt test or to increase your knowledge of the cane   VSCL   Bodhidharmas Damo Cane Kung Fu Demonstration   UTube Video 201 minutes   Broadsword and Singlestick with Chapters on Quarterstaff Bayonet Cudgel Shillalah Walking Stick Umbrella and other Weapons of Self Defence The QuarterStaff  By AllansonWinn R G and C PhillippsWolley   London George Bell & Sons 1st edition 1898   Cane   In Chinese 杖 Zh�ng a cane staff rod or walking stick   Also spelled Zh�ng Chang Jeung Zoeng   The Cane Ancient Weapon for Seasoned Practitioners   By Bruce Cohen   Kung Fu Magazine article 309   Cane and Walking Stick Martial Arts and Exercises The Cane as a Weapon   By A C Cunningham   Civil Engineer U S Navy   For sale by Army and Nave Register Washington D C 1912   National Capital Press Inc Washington D C   PDF format 25 pages 1 3 MB   Mirror1   The Cane Beginning and Intermediate Levels   Cane Masters International Association   This spiral bound manual touches on the warmups and stretches of the cane in addition to beginning and intermediate levels of self defense Over 200 pages of text and images based on the first three instructional videos Written by Grand Canemaster Mark Shuey Sensei Bruce Vinciguerra and Canemaster David Kelly   VSCL   Cane Blocks and Strikes     By Master Thomas Toma Rosenzweig   Cane and Walking Stick Books  Cane Exercises with a Stretch Band     By Master Thomas Toma Rosenzweig   Cane Fighting   By John Vesia   The cane as an effective fighting weapon is nothing new and has made appearances in a number of cultures In Portugal the fighting cane is called the jogo do pau In France savateurs train with la canne Cannistes wear protective gear and fencing helmets in matches A similar weapon in Japan is the jo a wooden staff about four feet long The Cane for Self Defense   Demonstration by Gordon Oster   Instructional DVD 80 minutes color   Turtle Press 2006   ASIN B000H0MGLE   Cane Fu Kane Fu   Magazine and newspaper articles on teaching exercise with canes for seniors   Article 1 Article 2 Article 3   The CaneMaster A Self Defense Expert Fitness Teacher and Healer   Information about the programs of Dave Mcneil of Goju Shorei and Mark Shuey Sr of Canemasters   Hapkido CaneDo Kai information     Cane Links   Valley Spirit Taijiquan Red Bluff California   Cane Masters Basic Foundation and Street Techniques Videos   A product review by Phil Elmore   The Martialist Magazine for Those Who Fight Unfairly Cane Masters  Your Source of SelfDefense and Exercise Using the Cane   Numerous canes instructional videotapes and related supplies and equipment are sold      Are you interested in actualtests 640864  Get our self paced certkiller 000035 and testking 642902 study packages to pass your testking 646206 without any difficulty in testking VCP5DCV   Cane Masters International Association CMIA   Board of Directors The Cane of Shaolin   By Ted Mancusco   Cane Patch for Uniform    Cane Research Project at Valley Spirit Taijiquan SelfDefense Arts and Fitness Exercises Using a Cane Walking Stick or Short Wooden StaffAll documents were created by Michael P Garofalo M S Published by Green Way Research Valley Spirit Taijiquan Red Bluff California 2009 These documents normally include a list of the movement names in the specific cane or short staff form and the final direction to face for each named movement sequence   Some documents provide detailed descriptions for each of the movement sequences   All documents include some commentary notes and a bibliography of books media and links   Many of these documents are in Adobe PDF readprint only format   The documentation of this research is an ongoing project of mine from 20092011 consequently many documents are still very incomplete   Over time I intend to provide descriptions for each movement including 1 the martial technique used 2 the direction of technique application 3 the poetic name and 4 the final leg stance   Nearly all of these forms can be practiced with a cane or walking staff under 40 long and some with a longer short staff up to eyebrow length     Development Key  C  Undergoing current development current project    F = Research completed project finished   L =  Develop Later incomplete not researched   My current research in the Spring of 2009 is on the Shaolin Kung Fu Cane the Eight Immortals Cane I and the Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan      Ba Gua Staff   Created by Professor Jiang Zhou Chun and taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   16 movements   List of names and directions   VSCL   Bodhidharmas Shaolin Cane Damo Cane Shaolin Damo Kung Fu Cane as taught by Master Shi Deyang   21 movements in 3 sections   List of names and directions   VSCL   Cane Research Project and Blog Notes from Michael Garofalo Valley Spirit Taijiquan   Cloud Hands Taijiquan  Bibliographies Instructions Guides and Research in Taijiquan and Qigong   Chen Taijiquan Broadsword Form   As taught by Grandmaster Chen Zenglei   23 PosturesMovements    Practice with cane   List of Names   F Chen ShenPus Taijiquan Short Staff   Created by Grandmaster Chen ShenPu and taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   74 movements   List of Names   F Eight Dragons Baguazhang Cane Forms   By Michael P Garofalo   Valley Spirit Taijiquan Red Bluff California   L Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane Routine One Yang Style of Taijiquan   As taught by Master Jesse Tsao   36 movements in 10 lessons   List of names directions descriptions bibliography and notes   C   Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane Routine Two Chen Style of Taijiquan   As taught by Master Jess Tsao   36 movements in 10 lessons   List of Names   L How I Use Instructional DVDs to Learn Cane Forms  F Martial Arts Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff    Lists notes comments techniques and bibliography   384 Kb   C Northern Energy Taiji Cane Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang   As taught by Sensei James Bouchard   24 movements   List of names and descriptions   L Shaolin Kung Fu Cane   As taught by Shifu Ted Mancuso   List of the names of the movements directions detailed descriptions for 16 lessons bibliography notes and comments   C  Standard Simplified Yang Style Sword Form   32 movements   Detailed descriptions and illustrations   Practice with a cane   F Tchoung TaTchen Walking Stick Form    Created by Grandmaster Tchoung TaTchen   35 Movements   List of names   L Way of the Short Staff    Comprehensive bibliography of books media links and resources   Includes research on cane short staff walking stick jo etc   F Way of the Staff   Comprehensive bibliography of books media links and resources   Includes research on the staff bo gun quarterstaff pole etc   F Wudang Tiger Tail Short Staff   As taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   48 movements in this Wudang Mountain Taoist sort staff form   List of names   F Yang Family Tai Chi Short Staff by Xu Minshan   As taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   104 postures   List of names   F     Cane Quest   A must visit website for cane collectors  Fascinating information on the history and lore of canes   Cane Self Defense Advice     By Master Thomas Toma Rosenzweig   Canes and Martial Arts Weapons Canes and Walking Sticks Construction    By Betty Rahbar Canes and Walking Sticks Google Links  Cane SelfDefense Cane Self Defense UTube Videos  Cane Tai Chi Chuan Taijiquan Canes There Not Just for Walking Anymore  Cane Wikipedia CD Davis Group SelfDefense Tactical Products Including Cane  The Cane Weapons Arts of a Gentleman   Instructional DVD by Emil Farkas   55 Minutes          Cloud Hands Blog  The Damo Cane Shaolin Single Cane   VCD instructional video   The Damo Cane VCD for SelfInstruction   Demonstrated and Explained by Feng Yan   Language Chinese and English   Published by Henan Electronic Audio and Video Press   ISRC CNF420100730   The original creator of the Damo Cane was Cheng Tongshan a wellknown boxing master    See also Shaolin Cane Defense Cane I   Instructional DVD   C Davis Group   Defense Cane 2   Instructional DVD   C Davis Group Don Jong The Hapkido Cane   By Scott Shaw   Dragon Head Walking Cane   Instructional DVD by Grandmaster Wing Lam   Erle Montigue FaJing Stick Yang Family Medium Stick Erle Montique FaJing Stick Fighting Eight Immortals Tai Chi Cane Form The Exercise System with the Cane   Instructional DVD 45 minutes   Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey Sr founder of Cane Masters   Cane Masters Instructional Video Series Volume 1 Isometric Stretching Resistance Basic Techniques  The material in this video is based solely on the physical fitness aspects of using the cane either with our without a resistance band You will see not only the proper technique of performing each exercise but also a graphic representation of that portion of the body being stressed   We have had many doctors chiropractors and physical therapists report that they have patients who have benefited greatly from this program   VSCL   Evolution of Club to Staff The Fighting Cane Armed Elegant and Invisible   By Ted Truscott   13Kb   French Cane Fencing  GojuShorei Weapons System   By Master Dave McNeil   Cane system A detailed textbook 288 pages videos canes and other products are offered for sale   GojuShorei is a three weapons system cane knife and fan   GojuShorei Weapons System Video 1 Yellow and Orange Ranks   Katas and techniques   This is the foundation tape for all the other ranks   Instructional VHS 41 minutes     GojuShorei Weapons System Video 2   Purple and Green Ranks   Instructional VHS 40 minutes   With the Progressive Strike Zones the student will add cane to cane contact to the learning process   Two katas and 20 techniques round out this videotape    Hapkido Cane Big Stick Fighting from the Dojo to the Street   Instructional DVD by Alain Burrese   150 minutes   Hapkido CaneDo Kai   A martial art developed by Joe Robaina   History of the Korean Cane Ji Pang E   By Master James Benko   10Kb   How to Walk Safely with a Cane   By Sifu John Chow   Hsing I Cane Form by Master Huang Su Chun  UTube Demonstrations   List of movement name in English and Chinese from Poetry in Motion Tai Chi Chuan website by Jeff Raymer   Index to the Cloud Hands Website   A detailed alphabetically arranged subject index to webpages and documents offered at the Cloud Hands Website Intermediate Techniques and Drills for the Cane   Instructional DVD 45 minutes   Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey Sr founder of Cane Masters   Cane Masters Instructional Video Series Volume 3 Intermediate Techniques and Defensive Drills   This video utilizes the elements shown in the �Basic Foundation� tape and combines them into easy to follow techniques to ward off attacks by a single opponent 45 minutes long the video is complete with practice drills for fighting and selfdefense with a partner   VSCL   Martial Arts Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff   By Michael P Garofalo    Martial Cane Concepts   By Michael Janich   A Realistic System of Walking Stick Self Defense   Instructional DVD 70 minutes   Paladin Press 805966056937    Master the Cane   Featuring  Grandmaster Ted Gambordella   Instructional DVD Mastering the Cane   Featuring Ted Tabura   Instructional DVD   Personal SelfDefense with a Walking Cane Purchasing a Cane or Walking Stick Raising Cane The Unexpected Martial Art   By Octavio Ramos    Velluminous Press 2006   188 pages   ISBN 1905605102    This book features fairly detailed explanations with illustrations of many cane strikes blocks and maneuvers by a former sheriff   Black and white photographs and descriptions of all cane techniques VSCL   The Return of the Cane A Natural History of the Walking Stick   By Gerard J Van Den Broek   International Books 2007   120 pages  ISBN 9057270501   Much more than a study of walking sticks as antiques and collectibles this fascinating book also explores the myths and symbols associated with sticks and canes Noting that apes use sticks as tools to humans the stick is also a form of power Batons clubs dueling sticks scepters staffs and magic wands are cited and discussed showing the ancient association of sticks with authority piety strength wisdom and the supernatural a chapter is devoted to famous canes in history and literature and photographs and illustrations throughout present canes of various woods decoration and rarity   VSCL   SelfDefense with a Cane   By E W BartonWright 1901   SelfDefense with a Cane Part 2   By E W BartonWright 1901   SelfDefense Cane 1   Instructional DVD   Cane workshop by Charles Davis   Shifu Zhangs Mysterious Cane  Shaolin Cane Bibliography Links Resources The Shaolin Cane The Wooden Weapon of Kung Fu   Instruction by Ted Mancuso   Instructional DVD 60 minutes   Plum Publications Santa Cruz California � 2005   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 Introductory remarks bring new points to light about the usefulness of weapons work especially with simple easily available instruments Among the topics covered Mr Mancuso discusses and demonstrates  Basic strikes and their applicability to all weapons   Grips and the flexible hand concept   The traditional Northern Shaolin Boxing Cane form   Indepth stepwise breakdowns of each section of this fast and mobile form   Examples of applications including running commentary explaining more than just the movements but the reasoning behind cane defenses   According to this teacher Over the years students have come to me and say Id like to learn the cane from you When I ask why they always say something like For my father Hes getting old At that point I have to explain to them that this is one of the most dynamic weapons sets in the entire Shaolin arsenal 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 grandfathers 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   Read the short essay by Ted Mancuso on The Shaolin Cane    VSCL       Shuey Mark Sr   Karate Master and Cane Grand Master   Biography 1 Biography 2    Founder of Canemasters   President of Cane Masters International Association CMIA   Interview by WMA         Mark Shuey Sr Cane Grandmaster The Staff Bibliography Links Quotes Notes Lessons The Stick and Cane in Close Combat   By Tom Lang    Unique Publications   ISBN 0865682577   The result of a 7 year intensive study of grappling techniques with the stick and cane the book presents more than 120 jointlocks takedowns chokes holds disarms surprise attacks rolls strikes and exercises with the stick and cane in 750 photographs These techniques were collected and refined from those described in more than 120 books and videos on the topic as practiced in several traditions as well as from my 35 years of experience in the martial arts   It is the largest collection of these techniques yet published Stick Fighting  Street Techniques of the Cane   Instructional DVD 45 minutes   Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey Sr founder of Cane Masters   Cane Masters Instructional Video Series Volume 4   We have combined a variety of blocks and counters introduced in our other instructional videos into a series of techniques designed for selfdefense in a true street situation GM Shuey and his son will show you some great �down and dirty� tactics against a number of different attacks Strikes with the Stick and Cane   60 strikes are described by Tom Lang   87Kb PDF   Tai Chi Chuan Taijiquan Cane Short Staff Tai Chi Partner Cane From San Tsai Tuan Kun   By Sifu Michael Gilman and Stephani Morel Port Townsend Washington   Detailed instructions with b&w photographs online   An instructional videotape is also available for Sifu Gilman and available online   This is a useful short 11 movements per side partner form When the transition is added one ends up with a beautiful instructive partner or solo form These lessons are divided into sections The first is the Introduction and all the applications for the form The second and third sections break down each of the two sides and teach the movements The last section shows the   form performed as a partner form Keep in mind that there is a companion VHS video tape available through the online store   Tai Chi Partner Cane San Tsai Tuan Kun   Three Powers Stick Short Stick practices   There are videos on UTube for each lesson  Lesson One 832 Lesson Two 915 Lesson Three 827 Lesson Four 911 Lesson Five 855 Lesson Six 924 Lesson Seven 604     Taiji Cane by Master WenChing Wu   Here is a very graceful fluid and powerful Tai Chi Chuan cane weapon routine   The movements are based on the Standard Taijiquan 24 Movements Beijing Form in the Yang Style   A common wood cane is used   This form is performed by Master WenChing Wu and probably created by him and is produced for UTube by Way Dragon Wushu in 2011         iframe allowfullscreen= frameborder=0 height=315 src=www youtube comembedKuoHy2vAICg width=560iframe Taiji Zhang Japanese Chinese and Okinawan Styles   Instructional DVD 2006   By Christopher Keith and James Bouchard   Tchoung TaTchen Walking Stick Form   35 movements   A lively taijiquan walking stick or cane form Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff   By Michael P Garofalo M S Valley Spirit Taijiquan Red Bluff California   January 2009   100Kb  Includes Strikes Two Hands Strikes One Hand Blocks Two Hands Blocks One Hand Sweeps Pull Downs Chops Jabs Pokes Punches   The document provides a bibliography links and resources   The document includes brief descriptions for each short staff andor cane technique   Thunder Stick Form developed by Chen PanLing and as taught by Chen YunChing Traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane Routine One   Demonstrated by Master Jesse Tsao   Routine One is based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan   Instructional DVD 64 minutes   Produced by Tai Chi Healthways San Diego 2008   Master Tsao developed this cane form himself with grandmaster Zhu Tiancais support   Traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane Routine One   These lists and detailed descriptions of each movement are for the use of students at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center in Red Bluff California   Routine One is based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan and we teach the Yang Style of Tai Chi Chuan at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center   This tai chi cane form is taught on an instructional DVD by Master Jesse Tsao   Master Tsao developed this cane form himself with grandmaster Zhu Tiancais support   All students studying this Tai Chi Cane form should purchase this very good instructional DVD from Master Jesse Tsao for their home study     A   List of Movements List of Lessons and References for Routine One PDF Format 27Kb 4 pages   B    List of Movements and Lesson List for Routine One PDF Format 18Kb 1 page   C   Lesson 1 Descriptions of the movements in Routine One Movements 14 PDF format 33 Kb 4 pages    D    Lesson 2 Descriptions of the movements in Routine One Movements 59 PDF format 35 Kb 4 pages   Traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane Routine Two Cannon Cane   Demonstrated by Master Jesse Tsao   Routine Two Cannon Cane is based on the Chen Style of Taijiquan   Instructional DVD 65 minutes   Produced by Tai Chi Healthways San Diego 2008   Master Tsao developed this cane form himself with grandmaster Zhu Tiancais support   Training with Canes Discussion  Valley Spirit Center Library Collection = VSCL Red Bluff California   Valley Spirit Taijiquan Cane Links  Vendors Retailers and Manufacturers of Canes Walking Sticks Short Staffs       Videos on U Tube  Tai Chi Cane Taijiquan Cane Hapkido Cane  VSCL = Valley Spirit Center Library Collection Red Bluff California   Walkiing Cane Information History Facts and Usage of Canes  Walking Stick and Cane Books The Walking Stick Method of SelfDefense   By H G Lang 1923   Published by Kirk Lawson   118 pages   The Walking Stick Method of SelfDefense   By Officer   Published by Palladin Press 2004   96 pages   ISBN 1581604386   Walking Stick Wikipedia Wang ShuChins Tai Chi Walking Stick By Manfred Erich Rottmann Tai Chi International Magazine of Tai Chi Chuan Vol 18 No 6 December 1994 pp 2629   Wang ShuChin 19041981   According to Marnix Wells Chen Panling taught Wang Shu Chin the 24 movement walking stick form    Way of the Short Staff   By Michael P Garofalo M S   A comprehensive guide to the practice of the short staff cane jo walking stick gun zhang whip staff 13 Hands Staff and related wood short staff weapons   A detailed and annotated guide bibliography lists of links resources instructional media online videos and lessons    Includes use of the short staff and cane in martial arts selfdefense walking and hiking   Separate sections on Aikido Jo Cane Taijiquan cane and staff Jodo exercises with a short staff selected quotations techniques selecting and purchasing a short staff tips and suggestions and a long section on the lore legends and magick of the short staff   Includes Shifu Miao Zhang Points the Way   Published by Green Way Research Valley Spirit Taijiquan Red Bluff California   Updated on a regular basis since October 2008   Filesize 335 Kb   Related to Mikes popular webpage on the Staff   Here is a very graceful fluid and powerful Tai Chi Chuan cane weapon routine   The movements are based on the Standard Taijiquan 24 Movements Beijing Form in the Yang Style A common wood cane is used    This form is performed by Master WenChing Wu and probably created by him and is produced for UTube by Way Dragon Wushu in 2011     iframe allowfullscreen= frameborder=0 height=315 src=www youtube comembedKuoHy2vAICg width=560iframe The Ways of Walking Quotes Poems Sayings and Lore Winning Katas of the Cane   Instructional DVD 51 minutes   Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey Sr founder of Cane Masters   Cane Masters Instructional Video Series Volume 5 Winning Katas with Techniques  Mark Shuey Sr shares his advanced techniques and winning katas with you in this 51 minute tape These are the same katas he used to win 50 first places 6 Grand Championships and the World and National Titles in 1998 and 1999 This fifth video in the ranking series will help you put the finishing touches on your journey to becoming a Canemaster   VSCL   Workshops Seminars Lectures Demonstrations on the Cane Walking Stick Jo Short Staff   Disclaimer Warning  Practicing with Staff Weapons Can Be a Dangerous Activity for Adults   Videos Online about the Cane Cane Masters  Cane Weapons on UTube  Ji Pan Gi Hyung Cane Form  601 Three Powers Cane Form Michael Gilman Lesson One   Cane Notes and Information   So what are the areas that a CaneMaster excels in All Master level cane practitioners excel in cane self defense teaching ability exercising with the cane and natural healing 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 GM Dave Mcneil of Goju Shorei has made the isometric cane exercises and stretches an integral part of conditioning for the cane in his system He has also incorporated seikufujutsu a type of Japanese restorative massage as part of his advanced dan requirement Of course the self defense tecniques and kata are the foundation of the system GCM Shuey of the CMIA in addition to the self defense techniques and kata incorporates cane isometrics stretches cane exercise bands for resistance training and has entered the physical rehabilitation arena with his unique cane exercise system to the point where some medical insurance companies have offered reimbursement for his programs GCM Shuey has brought the cane to the general public beyond its self defense and fitness context Anyone who uses the cane as a medical aid can now turn it into a valuable equalizer CM Robaina of the CaneDo Kai likewise presents the cane as a complete martial art that offers self defense personal fitness and natural healing Robaina who owns the Cane Masters CaneDo Kai dojo in Miami actually has a personal fitness and healing practice revolving around the cane Robaina integrates cane stretches isometrics exercise bands and a yogapilates like cane exercise system He also developed the Quantum Cane energy healing technique that he currently teaches to lay people as well as licensed health care professionals CM Robaina holds the credentials to bring this system to the public since he is a degreed exercise physiologist Master of Sports Science certifed Specialist in Performance Nutrition Licensed Massage Therapist and Board Certified Doctor of Naturopathy So based on the approach of three of the premiere cane exponents today we can agree that a CaneMaster is a teacher of self protection personal exercise healing and recuperative technques A valuable contributor of good to society   The CaneMaster A Self Defense Expert Fitness Teacher and Healer       Return to the Index at the Top of This Webpage           Ba Gua Zhang Pa Kua Chang Short Staff Practices Bagua Cane Form   Demonstrated by Ian Sinclair   UTube video 058 min   Bagua Cyclone Saber and Cane  Bagua Pole Form   Demonstration by Erle Montague   Video Bagua Seven Star Short Staff   UTube video 104 min   Seven Star Stick staff rod pole Qi Xing Gan Throughout eastern Asia these stars compose the Northern Dipper They are colloquially named The Seven Stars of the Northern Dipper Chinese 北斗七星 pinyin běidǒu qīxīng Japanese Hiraganaほくとしちせい Korean Hangul 북두칠성 Romaja Bukduchilseong Vietnamese  ch�m sao Bắc Đẩu The seven stars are very important in Taoist astrology   Big Dipper Bagua Staff    八卦棍   UTube video 108 min   Bagua Staff   UTube video 139 min   Ba Gua Staff with Applications   Created by Professor Jiang Zhou Chun a respected professor of martial arts Wu Shu   Taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye on a 124 minute instructional DVD   This 19 movement form is in the traditional Ba Gua Zhang style   The title on the DVD cover is Traditional Ba Gua Staff with Applications   Produced in 2000 by Shifu Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York  29 West Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203    It combines elements that characterize Baguazhang with movements that are specific to staff techniques It develops flexibility throughout the body and increases joint mobility    Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos   Vendor WLE   This is primarily an eyebrow length staff form however it can be practiced with a waist high staff   VSCL       Ba Gua Staff   Created by Professor Jiang Zhou Chun and taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   List of movement names detailed descriptions notes bibliography and links   By Michael Garofalo   Bagua Swimming Dragon Staff Form   Created by Chen PanLing   Demonstration DVD by his son Chen YunChing   No 1  Dragon Lifts His Head   No 2 Dragon Emerges from the Sea   No 3  Dragon Turns Its Body   No 4  Dragon Looking Behind   No 5  Dragon Shakes Its Tail   No 6  Dragon Playing Roughly   No 7  Dragon Rolls Over   No 8 Dragon Displays Its Invincible Prowess   This a long staff set of 632 seconds   The staff is an eyebrow staff length   My Bagua teacher Shifu Kent Howard learned this bagua staff form   Baguazhang VCDs   Includes some staff forms in various bagua styles   Ba Gua Zhang Pa Kua Chang  Bibliography links resources quotes and notes   Circle walking internal martial arts   By Michael P Garofalo   210 Kb    Baguazhang includes some staff forms    Baguazhang Pole Form   Instructional DVD by Erle Montague   Cheng Style Baguazhang Swimming Body Staff   VCD   Eight Circular Bagua Staff   Instructional video 3522 minutes   Eight Directions Seven Star Staff   Created by Andrew Dale of the Xin Qi Shen Dojo   Eight Dragons Baguazhang Cane Forms   By Michael P Garofalo   Valley Spirit Taijiquan Red Bluff California   Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu History  Seven Stars Bagua Staff   Classical Baguazhang Volume XVII Bagua Seven Stars Staff   By Joseph Crandall   Smiling Tiger Martial Arts 2008 96 pages   This is an introduction to the English public of the Bagua Seven Stars Staff Presented here are the routines for this weapon from two different lineages that of Guo Gumin and that of Liu Xinghan Both versions are similar but have some interesting differences This book allows the student to compare and contrast the two lineages   ISBN 9781929047789   Yang Wulang Bagua Staff Hongquan   UTube video 213 min     Bartitsu   Bian Gan Whip Staff Zhang Xigui   UTube 359 min   Bodhidharmas or Damos Cane Wushu  UTube 201 min   Bodhidharmas Short Staff Form Damo Gun   UTube 125 min   British Quarter Staff Association  The British Quarterstaff Association teaches men the art and technique of the quarterstaff a weapon whose use predates written history   Today the British Quarterstaff Association provides men with a form of training that is rooted in British traditions through regular classes and events   As a combat form the use of the quarterstaff requires learning sets of attacks and defenses coordination of eye hand and body and how to focus intention   More fundamental than these is learning how to use posture and weight shifting to direct energy economically Still more fundamental is adopting the approach of the warrior  Working regularly with the staff develops strength Confronting fear develops courage Observing the effective use of techniques develops skill The aim of the warrior is to use strength courage and skill in all circumstances not just when he holds a staff Broadsword and Singlestick with Chapters on Quarterstaff Bayonet Cudgel Shillalah Walking Stick Umbrella and other Weapons of Self Defense The QuarterStaff  By AllansonWinn R G and C PhillippsWolley   London George Bell & Sons 1st edition 1898    Cane and Walking Stick Books Cane Links  Valley Spirit Taijiquan Red Bluff California  Cane Research Project at Valley Spirit Taijiquan    Canary Islands Stick Fighting   JUEGO DEL PALO Stick Fencing of the Canary Islands   Journal of Western Martial Art May 2000 by Tony Wolf   Canary Islands Stick Fighting   Martial Arts of the World An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation Thomas Green & Joseph Svinth Eds ABCCLIO 2010 Canary Islands Stick Fighting and Wrestling by Carlos Guti�rrez Garc�a University of Le�n Le�n Spain and Juan Carlos Mart�n University of Le�n Le�n Spain   Definitions Short staff or stick weapons Arnis sticks Hanbo Jō Japanese stick weapon Kurunthadi Kubotan Otta Shillelagh Tambo Tonfa Yawara Yubibo   Long weapons staff and spear weapons  Arbir Indonesian halberd Bisento Chinese origin halberd Bō Japanese staff weapon Eku Gun staff Ji halberd Jogo do Pau Portuguese Staff and baton Guan dao or Kwan dao large Chinese halberd Kurunthadi  Ox tongue Lathi Pudao long handled sword Halberd Monks Spade Nagamaki Japanese polearm Naginata Japanese polearm Qiang spear Quarterstaff Sarissa Sibat FilipinoIndonesian spear Spear Taiaha Maori wooden duelling spearstaff Kanabō  Japanese iron staff Yari Japanese spear   Dowsing  Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane Routine One Based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan   As taught by Master Jesse Tsao   This series of documents was prepared by Michael Garofalo M S for students studying the Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center in Red Bluff California                Egyptian Royal Regalia Scepter and Staff   Fatal Flute and Stick Forms Wah Lum Kung Fu    By Poi Chan   Unique Publications 1985   151 pages    ISBN 0865680590    The Fighting Staff   By Dwight C McLemore   Paladin Press 2010   234 pages   ISBN 1581607148   Five Tigers Swarm a Herd of Sheep Staff Form   List of movements   Used in Shaolin staff practices kung fu and Chen Style Taijiquan   The Ferocious Enchanted Staff of Ancient Monks   By Dr Leung Ting   95 pages   This book consists of the origination form and application of the �ferocious enchanted staff� � a translation from a handtranscribed book of ancient times     The Forbidden Kingdom   A major fantasy motion picture distributed in 2008   All dialogue is in English   Starring Jackie Chan Lu Yan the drunken Taoist immortal and an old Boston pawnshop owner Jet Li a quiet Buddhist monk and the immortal Monkey King Michael Angarano Jason an American teenager Liu Yifei Golden Sparrow a beautiful young woman seeking revenge Li Bing Bing the White Haired witchsorceress and Collin Chou the evil Jade Warlord sorcerer   Directed by Rob Minkoff   Martial Arts director Yuen WooPing   Screenplay by John Fusco   Cinematography by Peter Pau   Multiple producers and distributed by the Lions Gate Studio and the Weinstein Company   104 minutes DVD with many extra features and outtakes   This film features many beautiful and elaborate sets from the largest film studio in the world Hengdian World Studio or Chinawood near Shanghai China   This was the first onscreen collaboration between the famous Hong Kong actors Jackie Chan and Jet Li The magical staff of the Monkey King must be returned to free the Monkey King imprisoned in stone by the evil Jade Warlord and a team of four Chan Li Angarano and Yifei go on a quest to return the staff and must battle the evil doers Bing Chou along the way   Plenty of sorcery special effects dramatic high flying and high quality martial arts fighting excellent cinematography superb scenery in China and a complex blend of Chinese myth lore and philosophy   The plot will appeal more to persons under 20 years of age followers of Chinese martial arts and lore lovers of quests and coming of age tales fanciers of the picturesque and of course to aficionados of the staff    Many elements from the epic Chinese story Journey to the West and other characters from Chinese folklore and martial arts films are integrated in this fantasy story   Michael Angaranos character of Jason a dreamy weak teenager transformed into a brave warrior is a blend of Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and Dorothy in the The Wizard of Oz   Jason is mentored and taught martial arts by Lu Yan the drunken TaoistZen man played by Jackie Chan and the quiet Buddhist monk played by Jet Li   Magickal time travel and shapeshifting add complex twists to the fantasy                       Forza The Samurai Sword Workout   Kick Butt and Get Buff with High Intensity Sword Fighting Moves   By Illaria Montagnani   Photographs by Bill Morris   Berkeley California Ulysses Press 2005   140 pages   ISBN 1569754780   Practice is done with a wooden replica of a Smuarai sword a cane would suffice   French Cane Fighting Horse Hair Whisk Fu Chen Taoist Ceremonial Whisk  Before before the disciple leaves for three years the Daoist master gives him a three things to remind the disciple of his objectives  First he gives him a red belt 3 3 feet long to remind the student to tame the mind for this time period to be serious and to keep his mind at peace   Second the Fu Chen horsehair whisk to remind him to befriend good people and help others If he is enamored with something and is tempted to return to society he must whisk away these ideas like the Fu Chen Third the disciple is given a sword   If he has lost his way and has lost himself the disciple remembers that his master has given him the sword to cut away these ideas so that he may continue on his path Horse Hair Whisk Taoist Exercise Form   A vigorous and lively exercise form   Video demonstrations  Demonstration 1 Demonstration 2   The whish is used to shoo away flies and other insects   Index to the Cloud Hands Website   A detailed alphabetically arranged subject index to webpages and documents offered at the Cloud Hands Website Irish Stick Fighting Faction Fighting Celtic Martial Arts Bata Irish Stick Fighting Uisce Beatha Bata Rince   Whiskey Stick Dancing      Jogo do Pau   Journal of Manly Arts   Korean Tahn Bong By Grand Master James S Ma Style Exercise Series Ma Style Taiji Exercise Benko Ph D   Kung Fu Walking Stick Demonstration   UTube 045 min   Martial Arts Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff   By Michael P Garofalo      Praying Mantis Staff With Applications   Taught by Shifu Jiang Jianye   122 minute VHS videotape   A 25 posture combination of Seven Stars Plum Flower and Liu He Praying Mantis styles   Produced by Shifu Jiang Jianye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York  29 West Dillenbeck Drive Albany NY 12203   Website Jiangs Tai Chi Videos    Sa Kwon Chinese Bo Kata SelfDefense with a Walking Stick    By E W BartonWright   1901    50K   Illustrations and commentary         Shaolin Cane Bodhidharmas Damo Cane Kung Fu Form   UTube Video 201 Min   The Damo Cane Shaolin Single Cane   VCD instructional video   The Damo Cane VCD for SelfInstruction   Demonstrated and Explained by Feng Yan   Language Chinese and English   Published by Henan Electronic Audio and Video Press   ISRC CNF420100730   The original creator of the Damo Cane was Cheng Tongshan a wellknown boxing master    See also Shaolin Cane The Damo Cane   Shaolin Kung Fu   Demonstration and instruction by Sheng Yuefeng   The Damo Cane Kung Fu also called the Shaolin single cane Kung Fu is among the rare weapons in Shaolin Kung Fu forms This form has been passed on to only a few persons by now It is famous for weirdness and cleverness   This program is based on the principles of higher starting point authentic theories and excellent works   Hearty and generous impartation here is aimed at quick and effective acquirement by any learner   Vendor 2   Subtitles in English and Chinese and instruction in English option   Instructional VCD   My copy had a bad hissing sound in the audio   Instruction was a bit to fast   This set is not the same as the Shaolin Bodhidharmas Cane as taught by Master Shi Deyang   It appears to be a wushu competition form   VSCL   Damos T Cane   UTube Video 47 sec   Damo Gun Bodhidharmas Short Staff    Video 126 min   Dragon Head Walking Cane of Shaolin Kung Fu   Instructional DVD by Grandmaster Wing Lam     Gun Staff Cudgel Long Staff Eyebrow Staff of Shaolin  Kung Fu Walking Stick Demonstration   Video 126 minute   Nine Province Short Staff Shaolin   Video 106 min   Shaolin Bodhidharmas Cane  Demonstration and instruction by Master Shi Deyang   Instructional DVD   21 PostureMovements Form   The Shaolin Bodhidharmas Cane is one of the rare weapons in Shaolin Wushu It has a unique shape just like a walking stick in an old mans hand The movements in this routine are fierce vigorous simple natural and poised It cleverly and reasonably utilizes the techniques of attack and defense so it can both attack and defend This routine lays especially stress on the eyes techniques When the hands move the eyes follow them If preserving in practicing this routine you may able to improve the strength of hands   Subtitles in English   DVD 45 Minutes   Vendor 2   Vendor 3   VSCL   Shaolin Bodhidharmas Cane as taught by Master Shi Deyang   List of 21 movements in 3 Sections and a bibliography   Shaolin Damo Cane   Damo Cane also called Single Cane It is said that it was named after Damo because high monk Damo always has a  cane with him Its movements include Lun Ya Jia Sao & Pi Shaolin Damo Cane Demonstration   UTube Video 42 sec   Demonstration by Sheng Yuefeng   Shaolin Cane   By Ted Mancusco   Shaolin Cane   Instructional VCD in English and Chinese   Instructor Shi Yongkan    The Shaolin Cane The Wooden Weapon of Kung Fu   Instruction by Ted Mancuso   Instructional DVD 60 minutes   Plum Publications Santa Cruz California � 2005   Available for purchase from both Plum Publications and Amazon   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 Introductory remarks bring new points to light about the usefulness of weapons work especially with simple easily available instruments Among the topics covered Mr Mancuso discusses and demonstrates  Basic strikes and their applicability to all weapons   Grips and the flexible hand concept   The traditional Northern Shaolin Boxing Cane form   Indepth stepwise breakdowns of each section of this fast and mobile form   Examples of applications including running commentary explaining more than just the movements but the reasoning behind cane defenses   According to this teacher Over the years students have come to me and say Id like to learn the cane from you When I ask why they always say something like For my father Hes getting old At that point I have to explain to them that this is one of the most dynamic weapons sets in the entire Shaolin arsenal 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 grandfathers 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   Read the short essay by Ted Mancuso on The Shaolin Cane    VSCL   I think this is an excellent instructional DVD     Shaolin Cane   List of movements instructions notes and references   Prepared by Mike Garofalo   Based on the Shaolin Cane Form as taught by Ted Mancuso 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 In the case of Shaolin there are many legends and much silliness about the Temple and its denizens But one thing often admitted through the centuries is that the wooden weapon work of the Temple was at times of a very high caliber It might have been the best in the world for its era This is not unexpected Quite often Wushu styles find a certain weapon that most perfectly characterizes their brand of skill Pi Gua is famous for its saber work Ba Ji for its spear Praying Mantis loves the twohanded straight sword Shaolin at one time boasted an astounding 200 stick sets And thats quite possibly true considering the amount of information coming into the Temple   These wooden weapons varied greatly Some were eight feet or more up to 12 feet Many were the famous eyebrow length Then there were short sticks often called whips or cudgels And of course there were canes   Basically the Da Mo Cane the most famous cane set from the Temple utilizes a square necked instrument There are actually a number of sets all claiming to be called after DaMo the Buddhist founder The other significant variation of the Shaolin Cane is its curve necked brother There are many types Dragon Cane Iron Cane but the curved and the straight are the major designations The Shaolin Cane we present does not distinguish between the two but can easily use either version   The Cane of Shaolin   By Ted Mancuso   Shaolin Encyclopedia  Shaolin Gun is the most famous weapon It was the earliest weapon of Shalin Kung Fu During Ming Dynasty Shaolin Monks took part in several battles with stick weapon to fight with rebellion group From then on Shaolin stick started to become famous The Shaolin stick movements was passed on form generation to generation with the strict firmly style The book �Shaolin Stick Movements of Buddhism� was a famous sutra of Shaolin Stick The most typical sticks movements as bellow Shaolin Feng & Huo Gun Wind & Fire Stick Shaolin Yinshou Gun Negative Hand Stick Shaolin Duan Gun Short Stick Shaolin Da Ye Cha Gun Big Rough Stick Shaolin Shao Huo Gun Cookfiring Stick Shaolin Yuan Hou Gun Monkey Stick   China Wushu Shaolin Short Stick   Instructional VCD from Plum Publications   A short form of 33 movements Somewhat like a Plum Blossom form hitting the cardinal angles Some tips on application given by ShihFu Liu ZhiHai himself Quick short moves  Shaolin Staff Gun Stick Long Staff Cudgel Eyebrow Staff Shaolin Tai Tzu Style Short Stick   Instructional VCD 60 minutes Chinese Only   This routine combines the staff methods of 5 Yin Hands and 7 Yang Hands Thunder Stick Form developed by Chen PanLing and as taught by Chen YunChing   24 Movements   List of Names   Tongbiquan Wushu Master Huang Baoshan 19051998  Stick of LuDa Nine Rings Zen Cane Old Man Guards the Field Stick   Traditional Dat Mo Stick Martial Arts   Master Deng Er Qian   List of 48 movements in English and Chinese   It is believed that the Traditional Dat Mo Stick Form comes from the Shaolin Temple and predates the burning of the temple in Henan The Dat Mo Stick has two lineage branches 1 Shaolin Si 2 Tagou School It is also believed that there are two sections of the Dat Mo Stick Section 1 composed of 40 forms and Section 2 composed of 48 forms The monks usually performed the two sections together as one set   There is an instructional DVD on this Dat Mo CaneStick Form titled In the Shadow of the Masters by Bob Fermor available from the Guan Yu International Academy of Martial Arts   The length of the cane in this form is somewhat longer than a hooked cane from the floor to under the armpit what we might call a crutch   The Shaolin Temple at Henan was burned three times 574 CE 1644 and 1927 and was vandalized and damaged during the Maoist Cultural Revolution in the 1960s                            Special Taoist Taiji Stick and Ruler Qigong   By Feng Zhiqiang   Compiled by Wang Fengming   205 pages in English 127 pages in Chinese    Staff Fighting Forms Jian Dan Gun Fa Dui Lian 簡單棍法對練 Staff Spinning Techniques and Fire Spinning  Staff Stick Wikipedia  Stick and Pole Weapons   By George Hernandez   80Kb   An informative and detailed overview of this type of weapons   Stick Fighting    By Masaaki Hatsumi and Quintin Chambers   Kodansha International 1981   ISBN 0870114751   Stick Fighting Google Video Search   Stick Fighting Wikipedia Stick Fighting World Forum  Staff Stick Wikipedia  Stav Runic Martial Arts  Stav Rune Breathing Walking Stick Form Strikes with the Stick and Cane   60 strikes are described by Tom Lang   87Kb PDF   Tai Chi Chuan Taijiquan Cane Short Staff Taiji Ruler  Exercise techniques using a short stick Taiji Bang and walking movements   Popular amongst Chen Taijiquan practitioners   Taiji Staff 太極棍 Taiji Gun The staff is the first long weapon in Taiji The principles of feeling listening following sticking and adhering remain the key to the training Taiji staff also has twoperson sticking training Taiji Sticking Staff  This webpage discusses use of the long staff and includes descriptions and photographs of a two person routine   Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff  Tchoung TaTchen Walking Stick Form   35 movements   A lively taijiquan walking stick or cane form Thunder Stick Form developed by Chen PanLing and as taught by Chen YunChing   Cloud Hands Blog   Tiger Tail Short Staff List of Movements and Notes   Names of each of the 48 postures in this Wudang Mountain Taoist Short Staff Form   The Short Staff is sometimes called a 13 Hands Staff or Whip Staff   Prepared by Michael P Garofalo M S   March 2009   Names are based on the teaching by Shifu Jiang Jianye in his instructional DVD Wu Dang Tiger Tail Short Staff Toma Modern Arnis   Master Thomas Toma Rosenzweig   Home of Modern Arnis in Los Angeles   Phone 18183394051   Traditional Filipino Weapons 847 Hamilton Ave Waterbury CT 06706   203 596 9073   Sandata4UsAllaol com   Recommended by Master Rosenzweig   Valley Spirit Taijiquan Cane Links  Vendors Retailers and Manufacturers of Short Staffs Canes Walking Sticks    Walking Stick Form of Master Chen PanLing   A walking stick form was taught by Chen PanLing 18921967   This form was brought to the U S at various times by different martial artists as such youll find a few unique flavors of it The form is practiced in four lines and most count it at around 2533 postures Interestingly since broadsword saber moves influenced the form greatly you can also perform the sequence with a broadsword rather than a stick This version was brought to the United States at different times by Meng ShanFu Kai Sung Chen YunChing 1939 and students of Wang FuLai such as Hiromi Hangai Johnson www hiromitaichi org Each had their own technique and emphasis As such the flavor differs slightly with each practitioner although the moves are basically the same   Chen YunChing who is a son of Chen PanLing calls this form Thunder Stick and has a DVD available of it through his student James Sumarac and from Plum Publications   This webpage includes six embedded UTube videos  Demonstrations  Video 1 by Dmitry Deitch Video 2 by Binyamin   According to Marnix Wells Chen Panling taught Wang Shu Chin the 24 movement walking stick form but others disagree   Just my two cents on the walking stick form it is listed in Mr Chens bagua book and several of his other books as a Shaolin form It is not in the self invented section of the forms listing I assume Chen PanLing learned this form from his father I have seen Mr Chen Yun Ching do it a couple of times It is pretty short   Discussion   The walking stick form taught by Master Chen PanLing has been called a Shaolin Xing Yi and Tai Chi stick form by different knowledgeable persons   Vendor Plum Publications In regards to the short stick when Chen YunChing was here in the States in 2006 he said that his father developed this form Thunder Stick in response to villagers that were having problems with stray dogs and bandits The villagers asked CPL if he could teach them a simple weapon defense form CPL extracted simple movements from his Shaolin knowledge base and then taught this form so that the villagers could use canes to defend themselves Besides using a short staff Chen YunChing actually demonstrated the form with a cane with the hook handle and was very impressive Tom Karls   二十四棍鐵 24 stick walking stick   Hal Mosher an authorized Chen Pan Ling system teacher told me that there are no names for the movements in this form   The Walking Stick Method of SelfDefense   By H G Lang 1923   Published by Kirk Lawson   118 pages   Walking Stick Retailers and Manufacturers Wang Shujin 19041981  According to Kent Howard Wang Shujin always carried a cane or walking stick with him and he could use it effectively in martial applications   Shifu Howard said Wang Shujin practiced a cane form taught to him by Chen PanLing Thunder Stick and a Xing Yi cane form     Weapon Symmetry  Wendys Walking Sticks and Cane Links Western China Staff Sets  30 VCDs from Plum Publications   The Western region of China is often associated with Taoism and the interchange of religious ideas from India This style has a huge amount of stick work Single stick double jointed staff Big Sweeper double short sticks Nunchaku all are here with an unusual number of high quality sets   Here we have a variety of performers all giving renditions of staff skills This style has a huge repertoire of staff work including single short single long double short big sweeper and more There are not only a lot of sets but the typical eyebrow length staff is used in a variety of ways including reverse grip Along with Shaolin which for a time was probably the greatest staff style in the world�boasting 200 sets� the Western Staff is a truly masterful selection of forms Bian Tan Bian Single Whip Whip Like forms and Gun forms     Western Staff Style Husk Staff   Cai Zhi Zhong performs Ku Zi Gun   This is a three VCD set with no forms on it Instead there are many exercises This is a great series for people who want to really practice stick arts Each section contains a few moves done symmetrically with a refrain something like the staff version of a short Tan Tui set Each section is named performed repeated and then broken down Great for instructors and students who want practice patterns This rare art was once the property of the Gao family Gansu and has only recently come forward   Excellent routines   Plum Publications   VSCL   Nanquan beituiDongqiang xigunFists in the south legs in the northSpears in the east sticks in the west Workshops Seminars Lectures Demonstrations on the Cane Walking Stick Jo Short Staff Xing Yi Hsing I Staff     Video and List of Postures     Videos Online about the Short Staff in Other Martial Arts Styles Max Andranovs Shinai Wars  Black Tiger Stick Form   UTube 110 minutes   French Stick Fighting Canne de Combat Online Video    226 minutes   French Stick Fighting Canne de Combat Online Video   303 minutes   Wushu Stick Form   UTube 346 minutes Wushu Stick Form   UTube 251 minutes Whip Staff Cudgel   UTube 158 min   Whip Staff Bian Gan   UTube 359 min   Xing Yi Short Staff Form   UTube 134 minutes   Xiao Yao Style Cane Form   VCD 60 minutes   Plum Publications       Return to the Index at the Top of This Webpage       QuotationsShort Staff Jo Walking Stick Cane Zhang Jodo Aikijo Jojutsu Gun Quan Zhang QuanFacts Legends Lore Literature The Magical Staff  Quotes Legends Lore     The craft of cutting a walking stick no doubt stretches back through time to when Man first walked on two legs  At first simple tools they would quickly have come to be carved and decorated The known history of walking sticks however begins much later in  mid fifteenth century Europe when sticks have been found ornately carved with historical events The term cane was introduced in Britain during the reign of King Henry VIII to refer to sticks made of imported exotic woods Today the word continues to refer to the use of exotic woods as well as  to mean a stick with a simple taper and without a curved handle   Phoenix Walking Stick Company     Many backpackers never consider a walking stick or staff yet for me this is as essential as a sleeping bag or a pair of boots It was not always so I backpacked for a decade and more without using a staff Then I started using Nordic skis in winter and spring and I discovered that when I had to carry the skis on my pack using the poles improved my balance Initially I began picking up stout sticks to help me climb steep inclines and ford streams I realized that having a staff with me all the time could be useful when on a weeklong early summer walk in Iceland I couldnt find a stick to pick upIceland is virtually treeless Shifting slippery pebble and gravel beds mixed with large areas of soft thawing snow and deep rivers made for a difficult walk which a staff would have eased Without one I was constantly off balance slipping and stumbling along   The main reason to use a staff is for balance on rough terrain and river crossings Staff in hand I can negotiate steep scree slopes boulder fields and tussocky moorland with confidence even with the heaviest load But a staff has even more uses On level ground and good trails it helps maintain a walking rhythm When crossing boggy ground or snow it can probe for hidden rocks and deep spots as well as provide support It can hold back bushes barbed wire stinging plants and other trail obstructions Perhaps most useful of all it saves energy I am convinced it takes some weight off my feet particularly when I lean heavily on it as I climb steep slopes The German mountaineering equipment company Edelrid quotes mountain doctor Gottfried Neureuther as saying that each place ski pole takes between 5 and 8 kilograms weight off the lower part of the body which is equivalent to a total of 13 tons during a onehour walk on flat ground and an amazing 34 tons total load reduction when walking downhill   Chris Townsend Backpackers Handbook 1963     Many people do not like the walking cane for Selfdefense because it does not go along with their age attire or they simply do not want to be associated with someone who may be disabled They do not wish to have the stigma that is often associated with the cane   There is a strength in that appearance The strong appearing to be weak might be all the edge you need in a lot of physical confrontations That�s a Combat Ruse A young attacker who is strong might make the incredible mistake of thinking you are easy prey to find out all too late that you�re not   The Cane gives even more reach than the average telescoping baton in some cases and is legal in more areas than that weapon   Perhaps the greatest strength of all is in the presentation The Cane is already drawn You can strike immediately with it There is an old saying in Gun Circles The fastest draw is to have the gun in your hand when the trouble starts This applies to the knife as well and the stick The strength of the Cane is it is a Cane It�s not a gun or a knife it is already out in the open and you can strike instantly with it    Don Rearic The Beginners Guide to the Cane     The jo like its larger sibling the Bo long staff was never an effective weapon on the battlefield in comparison to the sword spear and bow just to name a few Although the jo and most other staves could be used to lethal effect when thrust at vital points of the body but when faced with a fully armoured opponent those vital points would in most cases be covered As a result there were very few ryu that were dedicated to the staffarts in the warring era since other more effective weapons were available There are several ryu that include jotechniques in its system One example is the jotradition found in the koryu art Tendoryu Naginatajutsu founded in 1582 In Tendoryu which uses the Naginata as the primary weapon there are techniques with the jo that simulates a scenario where the naginata has been cut in two and the wielder has to defend himself with the staffportion only With the onset of peace with the start of the Edoperiod 16031867 the conflicts with heavy armoured warriors became a thing of the past In this era the joart would come into its own against nonarmoured samurai and other opponents   Various other martial arts also include elements of jojutsu not necessarily related to Shinto Musoryu One of the most famous promoter of the jo outside of Shinto Musoryu in modern times and indeed in the martial arts community as a whole was the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba Ueshiba trained in a variety of ryu including Yagyu swordsmanship but is not known to have trained in Shinto Musoryu It is generally believed that Ueshiba used his training in sojutsu spear to create a set of techniques for the jo Ueshiba also used the longstaff bo to perform the same techniques    Shinto MusoRyu Wikipedia     The bokken wooden staffsword was usually used as a training tool and simulated the length of a sword   Miyamoto Musashi author of the book of strategy Go Rin No Sho  A Book of Five Rings is considered by many to be the greatest swordsman in Japanese history   Many of his duels were won using only a bokken   He believed that fencing technique transcended the weapon used       Muso Gonnosuke was defeated by Miyamoto Musashi and allowed to live He later developed the jo The wooden jo is around 4 feet long   This length advantage over the sword allowed Muso Gonnosuke to defeat Miyamoto Musashi in a rematch He spared Musashis life but that is the only known defeat suffered by Musashi The jo and bokken are two of the weapons used in aikido to commemorate that battle    Gabrielles Staff Techniques   By Donald Plunkett   13K         Gonnosuke withdrew to a Shinto shrine at Mount Homan in Chikuzen province modernday Fukuoka Prefecture where he would practice daily in perfecting his swordsmanship praying and performing shinto purifying rituals for 37 days It is also said however that he spent several years on the road studying other martial arts in various dojos until he ended up in the Shintoshrine After one of his regular exhausting training sessions he collapsed from fatigue and reputably had a vision of a divine being in the form of a child saying to Gonnosuke know the solar plexus of your opponent with a round stick In another version he had the vision in a dream late at night He took it upon himself to create the jo deliberatly longer than the average katana of the day 128 cm as opposed to the swords total length of approx  100 cm and use that length to his advantage in a fight Gonnosuke drawing on his own considerable experience with the spear longstaff naginata and sword also devised a set of five jotechniques for use to counter and defeat a swordsman Arguably he also developed techniques to specifically hinder Musashis trademark xblock As the tradition goes Gonnosuke now armed with the jo would again face Musashi in a duel and defeat him through the use of the superior length of the jo to keep Musashis swords out of range of Gonnosuke and thus hinder him from using the Xshaped technique effectively Gonnosuke had Musashi at his mercy but let him live as a way of returning the favour granted in the first duel Musashi who was said to be impressed by how Gonnosuke had learned humility from his earlier arrogance and his new skills made friends with Gonnosuke and they would be each other companions during their travels   The claim that Musashi was defeated at all is still a matter of debate and is generally taken with a grain of salt    Muso Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi circa 1600 Wikipedia Article      In Zen Buddhism the keisaku Japanese 警策 ky�saku in the Soto school is a flat wooden stick or slat used during periods of meditation to remedy sleepiness or lapses of concentration This is accomplished through a strike or series of strikes usually administered on the meditators back and shoulders in the muscular area between the shoulder blades and the spine The keisaku itself is thin and somewhat flexible strikes with it though they may cause momentary sting if performed vigorously are not injurious   The word Keisaku may be translated as warning stick and is wielded by the jikijitsu Encouragement stick is a common translation for kyosaku In Soto Zen the Kyosaku is always administered at the request of the meditator by way of bowing ones head and putting the palms together in gassho and then exposing each shoulder to be struck in turn In Rinzai Zen the stick is requested in the same manner but may also be used at the discretion of the Ino the one in charge of the meditation hall Even in such cases it is not considered a punishment but a compassionate means to reinvigorate and awaken the meditator who may be tired from many sessions of zazen   Keisaku Zen Encouragement Stick      Seng Chou another famous martial arts monk is well known in the history of Shaolin Temple He was one of the most knowledgeable and respected monks and a great martial artist He later became a great abbot traveling throughout the country spreading the scripture of Buddhism He had thousands of disciples Once Seng Chou was walking in the forest and saw two tigers were in a fierce fight He attacked the tigers with a cane The tigers got angry with him His great fighting sensibility his light Qigong and his endurance finally wore the tigers out He broke the tigers fight up and gave the tigers a good lesson by defeating them both though he broke his cane   History of Shaolin     The stick is the ancestral weapon Even our closest cousins � chimpanzees and bonobos � have been observed fighting with sticks   There are many kinds of fighting sticks In English stick staff bat baton rod cudgel and truncheon in Chinese gun bang chang and more   In Shaolin weapons training mastery of the short stick is the foundation of sword technique Mastery of the long staff is the foundation of polearm technique In our school specifically gun 棍 indicates the long or quarterstaff bang 棒 the midlength cudgel chang 杖 a walking stick of indeterminate length that can also be used in selfdefense also �old persons walking stick or staff� and bang 棒 qualifed by duan 短 short becomes duanbang 短棒 and indicates a short stick rod or baton    Serge MartichOsterman   French Cane Fencing French canne The art of defending oneself with a walking stick developed in France by the 16th century but little practiced after the beginning of the 20th In cane fencing unlike singlestick the thrust was as important as the cut Also possessing no handguard the cane was much more maneuverable than the singlestick Cuts with the cane were usually given after one or more flourishes or moulinets French �twirls� which served to confuse an assailant and lent momentum to the cut The thrusts were similar to those in foil fencing but often carried out with both hands grasping the stick giving greater force and enabling the cane to be used at very close quarters French canes were made of tough wood about three feet one metre long and tapered toward the point In practice matches masks gloves padded vests and shin guards were worn Today organized cane fighting is overseen by the Comit� National de Canne de Combat et B�ton in Paris    French Cane Fencing     I have no fitting gifts to give you at our parting But take these staves   They may be of service to those who walk or climb in the wild    J R R Tolkien The Two Towers     Weapons such as the La Baton a seven foot staff rod approximately one inch diameter were commonly practice by Savate practitioners It was particular famous among hillside and farming communities of France and Spain There is no particularly evidence on where the La Baton came from but it has been suggested that this weapon came into existence by farmers and sheep herders tools such as walking staffs and garden tools   The more famous and popular weapon incorporated by Savate is the La Canne A 12 inch diameter flexible stick approximately 36 inches in length Savate combines traditional fencing motions along with kicking techniques when wielding this dowel shape stick at the opponent This weapon is fast and flexible making it a fierce companion   Boxe Francaise Savate        Yosemite National Park CaliforniaLooking east from North Dome 7450 feet towards Half DomeMike Garofalo Hiker 2006     Chinese Chan Buddhist Master Shoushan held up a bamboo staff before a group and said If you call it a bamboo staff you are clinging   If you do not call it a bamboo staff you are ignoring   So tell me what do you call it  Wumenquan 43      Andrew Chase Cunningham was a fencing and self defense instructor attached to the US Navy during the early years of the 1900s In 1912 he produced a booklet on practical self defense with a walking stick under the title The Cane as a Weapon   A PDF of that booklet has been floating around the Net for years but never attracted much attention probably because Cunningham only included 12 photographs of himself in various attitudes of defense with his cane as an appendix at the end of the booklet The rest of the booklet consists of large chunks of text and although its reasonably wellwritten without pictures its difficult to follow what hes saying   An expanded reprint became available in 2006 including all of the original text and pictures plus a new introduction and 170 new photographs of the system in action which make it much easier to follow the technical instructions   Cunninghams system was unusual in that it didnt just treat the cane as a substitute sword Acknowledging the risk of an attacker grabbing the cane if it was held in an orthodox fencing position Cunningham advocates three guard positions In two of them the cane is held low in the right hand with the left hand up in a boxing defense position and the third guard is a doublehanded grip on the weapon   Targets defenses and attacks are sensibly chosen Cunningham was well aware of the defanging the snake principle and many of his parries are actually counterstrikes to the attackers hand or wrist usually followed by a combination of cuts and thrusts to the face throat or solar plexus area He also advocates striking to the attackers kneeshin region while sidestepping or retreating away from the initial attack   Much attention is paid to using the cane ambidextrously quickly shifting grips from one hand to the other and to the different types of striking techniques snapping cuts halfarms cuts circular cuts etc The system is versatile enough to cope with attacks from an opponent wielding a stick knife or other short weapon or attacking with punches or kicks   He offers some sensible advice about how to fend off a group of attackers and even discusses how to use a bowler hat as a shield in the offhand and how to fight off an attack by a dog   Devon   A staff is a large thick stick or stickshaped object used to help with walking as a status symbol as a component of traditional barrel making or as a weapon   The plural form of staff was originally staves compare wolf wolves and knife knives and in British and International English this is still preferred In American English the usual plural form has become staffs except in fantasy literature The old English plural form staves collectively describes the wooden sticks bound by iron hoops to form traditional wooden barrels   Examples of staffs in Western Martial Arts include the English quarterstaff and the French b�ton and there are many martial arts such as Italian Liubo based around such stafflike weapons   The Indian Silambam staff has been used as a weapon since at least the 2nd century evident from references in ancient Sangam literature of the time The martial art associated with the Silambam staff is also known as Silambam This staff was later incorporated in several Malay martial arts such as Silat    Wikipedia Staff Stick   The Magical Staff  Quotes Legends Lore   The walking stick or cane has long held a place in mans history its roots leading back to the big stick wielded by prehistoric man as a weapon of both selfdefense and aggression   Civilized man carried on the tradition Ancient Egyptians and Greeks represented their rulers and gods carrying staffs which symbolized authority These staffs became the scepters of kings during the Middle Ages   The staffs role as an aid to travel was exemplified in the hands of pilgrims and shepherds These wooden staffs usually were heavy sticks about 5 feet long Very often the tops of the sticks held secret compartments for carrying valuables or for smuggling contraband Records show that silkworm eggs were smuggled into Europe via a hollow staff The first tulip bulb introduced into Holland also was reported to have made a similar entrance   The Walking Stick in History Vigo County Historical Society     Traditional European systems of stick fighting included a wide variety of methods of quarterstaff combat which were detailed in numerous manuscripts written by mastersatarms Many of these methods became extinct but others adapted and survived as folksports and self defence systems   Examples include Portugals Jogo do Pau Frances b�ton fran�ais and Italys scherma di bastone Giuseppe Cerris 1854 manual Trattato teorico e pratico della scherma di bastone is influenced by masters of the Italian school of swordsmanship Achille Marozzo and perhaps Francesco Alfieri   The French system of la canne is still practised as a competitive sport A selfdefense adaptation of la canne developed by Swiss masteratarms Pierre Vigny in the early 1900s has been revived as part of thecurriculum of Bartitsu   British stick fighting known as single stick or cudgels was a popular pastime in the UK from the 18th to the early 20th century when it was included in the Olympic Games   Although interest in the art declined a few fencing coaches continued to train with the stick and competitions in this style of stick fighting was reintroduced into the Royal Navy in the 1980s by commander Locker Madden The art continues to gain a small following amongst the martial art community in the UK Australia Canada and the US   Some of the most advanced stick fighting systems come from the Philippines Filipino martial arts are known worldwide for their combat stick fighting systems The weapons vary in design size weight materials and methodology Baston or olisi eskrima sticks are traditionally crafted from rattan or kamagong    Stick Fighting Wikipedia     The staff makes the body a little lighterIf used the way its supposed to be usedAnd makes moving through the forest brighterIf skill and technique is not abused Three points of contact is the defensive shieldThat can cut down on many a fallWhen a stick limb or vine is suddenly revealedAnd a spill down a hill might call When heavy undergrowth does appearAnd penetration is the thing to doThe staff is the perfect tool to have nearTo create a path you can go through   James Ebb Huggins Jr The Walking Staff     The correct use of the bo sai tonfa kama naginata sword can produce a stimulating and practical means of extension training It offers a means of martial arts training and discipline Weapons training teaches the meaning of control timing distance and flexibility as one unit The practitioner is required to possess speed coordination strength and endurance in utilizing the respective weapons   History of the Bo Staff   Another advantage of carrying a cane is that criminals size up everyone they see for victim potential and when you carry a cane you look armed and dangerous because they are thinking of such things They will maybe find a less prepared victim At the same time to the general public you look totally normal and civilized even elegant If you have already trained in cane use and feel competent to defend yourself this will show in your bearing and body language which may deter a criminal attack    But of course if you never learn how to hit hard nor develop your hitting power if you never learn how to keep an aggressor from taking it away from you your self defense capability is severely impaired Why wait until you need a cane as a mobility aid to start training in its use for self defense If you wait until you need a cane to learn its various uses and the self defense aspects you may not be able to achieve your full potential of skill and will lose out on the many fitness benefits available to the practicing student Any normally healthy 50 year old can learn a system for self defense with the cane and get hours of relaxing exercise while learning a skill that will help with your peace of mind when out of your normal experience   If you want just self defense look for a teacher that has stripped the art out of the style If you cant learn the how to of a move in three tries it is probably no good for self defense If you cant perfect it in ten practice tries it is also probably too complicated to be practical If you want an extended exercise system with a lot of exercise and a life time of learning consider taking a martial art that teaches cane work or even as an addon to the cane work you have found   Ted Truscott The Fighting Cane   The traditional Yang style actually doesnt have many weapons In the main they are divided into two groups long and short handled weapons The short weapons are the 67move sword and 13move sabre Now the long weapons We used to include the long spear or Yang style 13move spear but later for safety reasons removed the spear head so that it became a long staff The techniques for the staff remain the same as the original spear form Later the long staff practice turned mainly into a way of training to emit energy fa1 jing4 This is usually referred to as dou3 gan1 or shivering staff   Master Yang Jun   Shaolin Kung Fu is famous for its staff which has become an unofficial symbol of Shaolin weapons   Philosophically the Shaolin staff manifests what Shaolin Kung Fu stands for simple yet versatile hardy yet compassionate   It is difficult to find a weapon simpler than a staff yet the techniques for other weapons like the spear halberd mace battle axe scimitar sword or dagger are all incorporated in staff training   A staff like a Shaolin disciple is made for all seasons   And though it is hardy its combat application is a hallmark of compassion since it is devoid of any sharp or pointed parts which can maim or kill an opponent    Wong Kiew Kit The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan 1996 p 280          At the turn of the century a western European stick fighting system was enjoying the same degree of popularity as Eastern martial arts are today The French system of La Canne The Cane could be taught as a competitive sport as a method of selfdefense or as a combination of both There are numerous local and regional variants of the system in its early days involving different striking patterns and body movements   Many of these depended upon the respective teachers background and other combative systems such as foil sabre broadsword even epee play frequently being supplemented with techniques taken from French boxing wrestling and even ballet In the last decades of the 19th century one La Canne instructor gained notoriety for his systems combative effectiveness His name was Pierre Vigny Little is known about his life That which we know is derived mainly from a very rare manual adapted and published by the Superintendent of Agency Police in Kathiwar Lang for the police constabularies of India Lang had studied Vignys system in Europe and taught it to numerous Indian policemen and instructors until it became the standard system for Indian police stick fighting displaying lathi and Salambam in the process Vigny developed his system from the cutting methods of sabre and broadsword combined with his hands from the notorious street thugs of Paris and encounters with hostile Apaches He writes that during these encounters he was able to ward off and defeat several Apaches using only his lightweight umbrella in a swordlike fashion In La Canne Vigny prefers a lightweight cane with a heavier end to use as a striking tool if the cane was made from Malacca or ash root with a natural thickening or branch knot at the end The rationale for his choice of a lightweight weapon He wished all blows to come from a whipping turn of the wrist believing that only a certain weight was required to hit if you attacked body parts that are particularly vulnerable He thus held that good speed generated power Vignys system did not include the numerous spins and acrobatic manoeuvres used in the modern sport of La Canne nor did he advocate shifting the stick from one hand to the other in combat The footwork and body positions of his system varied depending on the particular technique he was using Patterns resemble those of prizefighting and fencing At the turn of the century Vigny immigrated to New Orleans where his system became rather popular It is rumoured that Teddy Roosevelt was tutored in the Vigny system   La Canne         Jogo do Pau the stick game or stickfencing is a fighting style employing a simple staff approximately the height of the player in techniques of attack and defense In the generic sense stick fighting has been practiced throughout the world and was refined as a practical technique in some European countries such as Portugal France England quarterstaff and also in the majority of Eastern countries including India China Japan bojutsu Thailand Vietnam and Afghanistan In the latter nations that still preserve their medieval customs of combat any tourist who ventures a little into the interior of the country can witness bloody individual combats including interclan rivalries fought with staves     Human beings have always had to fight to survive and humans have always employed tools The simple stick was almost certainly among the first tools to be turned to martial purposes as an instrument of attack and defense against animals As societies evolved from the nomadic hunting and food gathering stage conflicts arose competition over resources etc boiled over into personal combat and people created series of specific movements attacks and defenses with their utilitarian sticks The specific nature of these actions depended on geographic conditions as well as cultural and other factors This new fighting technique varied not only by country but also by the length of the stick or staff most commonly employed Few stick fighting methods were developed for staves over two meters in length     Afghan and Indian forms of stickfighting included training and combat with a wide variety of wooden weapons of different lengths and timbers Other forms such as the English quarterstaff probably socalled because the fighter gripped his weapon with his right hand onequarter of the way along its length employed robust hardwood staves The quarterstaff was two meters long requiring management with both hands as with the Portuguese Jogo do Pau it doubled as a sport and as a combat system     However the different techniques used for the diverse lengths of staff are very similar both throughout Asian countries largely inspired by the Indian style and in the majority of the Occidental countries such as England and France The various stick fighting styles and the combative matrix that they are part of generally in the rural areas each have a characteristic tone This seems to be the result of deep cultural trends that define the degree to which agonistic aggression is related to a fundamentally ludic or sporting approach The great difference between the Occidental and the Asian styles lies in the mentality with that they practice their techniques   Jogo do Pau   Journal of Manly Arts     Well I carry my martial cane every day on my walk The Tai Chi implements that I prefer are wooden not because they claim Chi flows better through it but because I like the feel and weight of it and the fact that it can go almost anywhere Also it�s less dangerous to practice partners than edges or metal   Not only is the weapon behavior a manifestation of the skill and coordination of muscular energy against physics as you point out but it does a couple of other things it helps explore an extended range of space and provides feedback if you pay attention to help correct body mechanics and refine positioning   Bob Gotsch   Cloud Hands Blog     The major trend in thought on boxing reflected in the Epitaph Epitaph for Wang Zhengnan 1669 composed by Huang Zongxi is emphasis on the concept of stillness overcoming movement or the mental in relation to physical aspects of boxing This was not necessarily a new concept Yu Dayou advocated it in his manual on staff fighting 1565 and its basis can be traced to Sun Zis Art of War c 476 B C   This concept involves taking advantage of an opponents movement and thus might be perceived as a defensive approach to countering offensive action This more disciplined military approach was at variance with some of the more individualistic and flowery movements which characterized many popular styles which were conveniently described as Shaolin boxing in the Epitaph   Stanley Henning Ignorance Legend and Taijiquan     The Magical Staff  Quotes Legends Lore   The Chinese word gun 棍 pinyin g�n refers to a long Chinese staff weapon It is known as one of the four major weapons along with the spear saber and the sword called in this group The Grandfather of all Weapons   There are various kinds of gun and these include from olden days Monkey Staff 猴棍 Biangan 鞭杆 Mad Demon Staff 瘋魔棍 Tianqi Staff 天齊棍 Staff of Five Tigers and Goat Herds 五虎群羊棍 Nunchaku 二節棍 Taiji Staff of Thirteen 太極十三杆 Taiji Quarterstaff 太極大杆 Taiji Staff 太極棍 Staff of Eight Trigrams and Seven Stars 八卦七星竿 Staff of Eight Fairies 八仙棍 Flail 槤枷   The types of gun normally used nowadays for exercises and competitions are the bailangan 白栏杆 and the nangun 南棍    Wikipedia Gun Staff     Speak and you get Nantens staffDo not speak and you still get Nantens staff    Zen Koan    Take a look at the Zen painting of Nantens staff by Nakahara Nantembo 18391925    Zen Masters would pound their ceremonial staff on the ground when making a point during a lecture or discussion       For more Zen Koans using the staff as a teaching prop see below       Zen Staff by Unmon Sokudo 16901765     The literal English translation of tahn bong sul is short staff techniques This may seem confusing at first because we tend to associate a staff as something which is quite long A more figurative interpretation of tahn bong would be short stick However in order to maintain the integrity of the literal translation short staff will be used   Tahn bong techniques can be found in martial arts styles in almost every country in the world Throughout Asia it is often one of the training tools andor weapons of fighting arts in many countries Japan Okinawa Philippines China Viet Nam Malaysia Indonesia Burma Thailand Korea and many more   Tahn bong sul short stick techniques are helpful in developing concentration and physical awareness of techniques both in emptyhand and weapon training   The tahn bong is versatile for quick blocks strikes traps disarms and counterattack movements It can be easily concealed as in being hidden in a jacket or behind ones back   Tahn bong techniques and training methodologies have guidelines which are designed to direct the practitioner in order to help insure the applications are both practical and precise Though specific training methodologies may vary from school to school and even from instructor to instructor the basic theories concepts and principles of tahn bong techniques remains constant Once educated in these methodologies an individual under the guidance of a qualified instructor is able to create an almost limitless series of techniques How many techniques and variations to each technique is only limited by the knowledge and imagination of the individual     Korean Tahn Bong By Grand Master James S Benko Ph D       The walkingstick has features in common with several existing martial arts weapons  The stick can be held in two hands and used like the bo or con quarterstaff  to block and strike   The techniques for jo or short stick are almost all suitable for the walkingstick   The handle provides a hook which can be put to various uses much like the hooked kama   The handle allows use of many of the techniques developed for the tonfa especially when the tonfa is held reversed The walkingstick can also be held on the handle with the shaft along the forearm reinforcing blocks like the tonfa   Any techniques developed for swords rapiers etc also have application   But unlike the above weapons the walkingstick can be carried anywhere in a nonaggressive manner and is thus a suitable selfdefence weapon especially for walkers    The First Walking Stick Kata       Remarkably most legends involving saints with a staff as their characteristic object tell us a tale featuring a key element of human existence water   According to these stories the staff itself is an instrument enabling the saint to strike a wellspring   Obviously the well itself became a site of worship and eventually even pilgrimage   Either because it had been struck by someone who would later be a saint the association with the holy person or thanks to the Christianization of the sacred source or pool    Gerard J Van Den Broek The Return of the Cane p 69    Dowsing     The jo can be used to strike like a sword sweep like a naginata thrust like a spear yari Its two ends can be used unlike the single point of a sword and its maai fighting distance can be varied according to the hand grip you take Because of its speed and changeable maai it is a formidable weapon   Muso ShindoRyu Jodo        The most popular Shaolin Kung Fu tool was the staff   A long stick that had a variety of uses and purposes   It is a multipurpose implement that can be used for many things other than self defense A staff is used as a walking stick to carry loads on your back carry and transport two water buckets as a lever tent pole writing implement in the sand and many more This is also the weapon that almost all Chinese martial arts consider to be The Father of all Weapons   It is also highly effective and recommended for all martial artists to learn There were of course many staff types as there are different woods people and ways of using But in general most staffed weapons can be but into 5 specific sizes general lengths all Shaolin weapon dimensions were measured in natural measurements relating to the user Dragon Staff app 1� person lengths or 8 to 9 footShaolin Staff app 1 person length or 5� to 6� footalso Rat Tail Staff very flexible Bai La WoodCarry Staff app � person lengthCudgel or Walking Stick app half person length and very stoutFlute Ruler app fore arm to fore arm and hand length  Chinese Weapons          The jo was also adapted by Morihei Ueshiba the founder of aikido to teach the principles of aikido   His use of the weapon is called aikijo Aikijo resembles jodo in that both involve fencing with the jo but differs in the nature and purpose of the fencing Jodo techniques are often faster and sharper because angular attacks and defenses are part of its combat orientation Aikijo techniques are slower and softer because circular movements can blend with attacks and defenses and reduce the attitude of conflict   Inserting and entwining techniques are not found to the same extent in aikijo as they are in jodo nor are the numerous targets of atemi waza Aikijo does have jotaking and jokeeping techniques but these are aikido throws in which the jo is incidental to the throw rather than essential to it Thus while aikijo is more limited than jodo because it has fewer targets and fewer kinds of movements it is also much broader in that its application does not depend on a fourfoot staff but on the fundamental movements of aikido    D Zier and T Lang Jo The Japanese Short Staff 1985     One of the best tools to help in crossing treacherous terrain is a staff about 4 to 6 feet long and 1 12 inches in diameter Light dry wood such as a small jack pine cut to suitable length makes an adequate one A staff becomes a third leg in uncertain footing and often prevents a nasty fall With such a staff you can poke firmly into a stream bottom and by moving either one leg or the staff at a tirne never both together always have two legs to give you balance You can probe for holes big rocks or soft spots in the bottom of muddy streams If you are with a partner you can hold the staff between you and support each other In crossing the glacial creeks of the Far North a staff of driftwood or scraggly timber found on the spot often represents the difference between crossing or staying on the same side Such creeks even in midsummer have their source only a few miles away in the high glacial fields above When you ford them in early morning the creeks are low and clear the flow reduced by the cold of the night After a warm day they are roaring muddy demons three times as deep and vicious enough to roll rocks of glacial wash the size of buckets down in a seething boil that can often be heard for miles A good rule for crossing creeks and streams is to ford them either at the slow end of a deep pool or just before a long stretch of placid water breaks into a riffle At these two places the water will be shallower and the current slower Usually this is the widest parts of the stream A hiking staff is also useful in desert areas In some desert country like portions of Arizona there is a saying of the oldtimers that everything that grows either sticks or bites you This isnt literally true but poisonous snakes and insects and the various forms of cacti keep the hiker constantly on his guard He must continuously wind in and out among the sharptined cacti plants some of which would penetrate the tough hide of a horses leg and be on the watch for harmful reptiles A staff is useful for breaking an occasional spine out of the way or for defending yourself against desert rattlers    Clyde Ormond The Complete Book of Outdoor Lore and Woodcraft 1964     The Aikido Jo is a straight smooth and round stick of Japanese WhiteOak roughly 4 feet in length and � to 1 inch thick It is a very versatile weapon able to be held and used either end and able to strike like a sword or strike by thrusting the tip to the target It also has a great defensive advantage with its long reach and repertoire of techniques that flow smoothly from one to the next in the hands of an experienced practitioner is also a very formidable weapon As with the bokken jo training is a very important part of Aikido Many of the jo movements are related to emptyhand movements so study of one helps the other It teaches us an extra dimension of distancing between us and the opponent and introduces us to the use of hip movement to create smooth easy flowing movement an inportant ability when faced with multiple attackers   It is not entirely certain where OSensei derived the Aikido stave techniques from They are definitely different from ShindoMuso Ryu JoJutsu a style of stave techniques designed to deal specifically with attacks by a swordsman Many of the Jo techniques exhibit a similarity to yari spear and naginata halberd which OSensei is known to have studied Hozoin Ryu YariJutsu being one of them The Kashima Shinto Ryu also teaches jo naginata and yari techniques it is possible that Aiki Jo is a construction of OSenseis based uponthese known styles   Stick Training     When a peasant army appeared before the Shaolin temple gate Jin Na Luo a monk who tended the stove grabbed his fire stoker and laid it about him with such fearlessness and vigour that the Red Turbans scattered in utter confusion Jin Na Luo became known as the first of the Shaolin Staff Monk   The Gun Staff was the first weapon ever actually used by the martial arts practitioners of Shaolin Temple Even today the art of handling the Gun is still the most profound and best known of any other weapon practiced at Shaolin    Ancient Chinese Weaponry   Jodo should be done to build ones character   Jodo should be like a steering wheel The road is life   There are all kinds of ways one can go down the road   Use Jodo to steer as straight a course as possible through life   Sensei Shimizu Takaji     The three ways to develop strikes are  1 Solo striking Just hitting air This is the basis for learning the movement   2 Solo striking on a heavy bag Raise the bag high enough so you can hit the bottom of it If that is not possible make a TireMan or a similar workout dummy that is substantial and will give you feedback   3 Using a training partner with a focus mitt    Don Rearic The Beginners Guide to the Cane   Today it is not practical to walk the streets with any of the four weapons just described sword saber staffpole spear   However a cane or walking stick can easily be adapted to many of the basic techniques of the four traditional weapons to devastating effect for selfdefense   Some tai chi schools have developed walkingstick forms for this purpose   Only a little creativity is required to make the conversion    Bruce Frantzis Tai Chi Health for Life   This Immortal was named Li Tie Guai and referred to as Iron Cane Li because of the iron crutch that he carried   Li is always depicted as a beggar with a crutch   The story is told that he had attained such a high level of magic skill that he was often called from Earth to the Celestial Heavens to perform his magic When Li traveled to the celestial regions he traveled only in spirit leaving his body on Earth in the charge of one of his disciples   On one occasion Li was gone longer than usual and the disciple thought that Li had actually died   So he burned his body   When Li returned to Earth and found that his body was gone he looked for the body of a recently deceased individual to enter   The only body he could find was the body of a lame beggar   Li entered this body and thus is always depicted as a beggar with an iron crutch   He also carries a pilgrims gourd and he is sometimes shown standing with a deer or standing on a crab   It was said that Li Tie Guai possessed the supreme swordsmanship but most often appeared poor down trodden and acted like a clown not having a care in the world   Lu ShuiTian said that Lis contribution to the Eight Immortals Sword was strategy because he appeared as a clown and beggar yet possessed the highest sword skill of all of the Eight Immortals   Pa Kua Chang    Lee Tie Guais direction is south and his element is fire He�s shown as a street beggar carrying a magic staff and an iron crutch His staff and the gourd that he also carries are symbols of medicine and he can create medicines due to his mastery of energy He�s a benevolent saint believed to help the poor and the sick He occasionally travels to the Heavens in the form of a dragon but also visits Earth when needed rising a chimera     The Master with the Iron Crutch Li T�iehkuai Lee Tie Guai offers a striking contrast to the other members of the group Hideous hairy deformed and scantily clad in filthy rags he is the type of that repulsive legion haunting to the present day every city in China and preying upon a longsuffering public which is moved to the giving of alms not so much by pity as by feelings of horror and fear His recognized emblem is the bottlegourd or calabash that forms part of the equipment of every hsien and to the gourd is generally added a more distinctive object his crutch A mysterious vapour�a kind of fata Morgana�floats upwards from the mouth of the gourd and in its midst is seen the image of the sages hun which may appear in nondescript shape as in our woodcut or in the guise of a miniature double of his bodily self Sometimes the hun is replaced by a spherical object representing the Philosophers Stone   In the form with which nature endowed him the sage Li T�iehkuai was a fine man of imposing presence   While yet of tender age he heard Tao Choosing a mountain cave for his abode he set himself to the cultivation of mental and physical purity as taught by the Taoists Li Lao Ch�n Lao Tzŭ and The Master Wan Ch�iu used often to come down from heaven to visit his rocky hermitage in order to instruct him in the subject of his studies   One day T�iehkuai was going to meet Lao Ch�n by appointment on Hua Shan and so he gave a pupil of his the following instructions My p�o said he will remain here while my hun goes upon a journey If by chance in seven days time my hun has not returned you may then burn the p�o   The pupil received an urgent message to visit his sick mother and impatient of delay burnt his masters body on the sixth day The following day in due course T�iehkuai returned to find his p�o gone and no habitation left for his hun till he spied lying near by the corpse of one who had died of starvation Into it the wandering soul entered giving it new life and that is the reason why Li T�iehkuai instead of his original handsome appearance has now the loathsome shape of a cripple   W Perceval Yetts 1916 The Eight Immortals     In most Chinese martial arts schools the staff is called Gun and it is usually about five to six feet long In Taiji Quan practice however the staff is called Gan and often the sound �er� is added so that the word is pronounced �Ganer � It may also be called Da Gan Zi which means long staff or pole The length of a Gan depends on the height of the practitioner but it usually exceeds seven feet The bottom end of the staff is bigger than the tip The staff is made of wood called Bei La or white wax and the complete trunk of a single tree is used to make each staff When a whitewax tree grows to sufficient height it is cut down and given a special treatment to increase its toughness The wood has a naturally springy quality and a lot of tensile strength Because of this characteristic even a hard strike to a staff will not cause noticeable vibration in the hand of the person holding it   When a staff is used for a long time its color gradually changes from white to a shiny dark brown because of the accumulation of sweat that soaks into the wood from the practitioner�s hands This makes the staff easier to manipulate and improves its overall effectiveness In Taiji Quan long staff practice is commonly called Taiji Zhan Gan or Taiji sticking staff It can also be called Taiji Nian Gan which means Taiji adhering staff Taiji Zhan Nian Gan which means Taiji sticking and adhering staff Taiji Dui Zha Gan which means Taiji stabbing staff or Taiji Shisan Gan which means Taiji thirteenskill staff In the term Zhan Gan Gan means long staff and Zhan means to stick or adhere In Taiji Zhan Gan then the staff practice that follow Taiji Quan principles a sticking or adhering skill is used to maintain contact between your staff and that of your partner at all times In olden times all famous masters intently practiced Zhan Gan daily and achieved a high level of mastery in sticking staff The basic principles of Zhan Gan are exactly the same as those of Taiji push hands One can think of the long staff as simply making one�s arms longer Although all push hands principles and skills apply to staff training the latter is more difficult than the former Traditionally people started to practice sticking staff only after they were adept at Taiji form and push hands training Sticking staff training not only increases one�s ability to use different kinds of internal force but also is beneficial for footwork skills and body movements especially for learning to move the waist Sticking staff training is the best way to understand highlevel Taiji Quan skills The long staff is a special weapon and it has unique features By tradition thirteen key words are used to express its primary functions They are Kai or open He close Fa launch Beng explode Pi chop Dian point Zha stab Bo move Liao raise Chan wind up Dai lead Hua slide and Jie interrupt The difference between Taiji staff skills and the staff skills of other styles is that all Taiji staff skills are based on Taiji Quan principles So all Taiji sticking staff techniques exemplify Taiji Quan concepts and derive from Taiji Quan principles To master staff skills you must understand the differentiation and balancing of Yin and Yang You must also understand the meanings of Zhan which is to stick upward Nian which is to adhere to Lian which is to link Sui which is to follow Ting which is to listen Yin which is to lure Hua which is to dissolve Na which is to control and Fa which is to launch The meaning of traditional Taiji Quan injunctions such as �to know yourself and your opponent �to lure in and fall into emptiness� to borrow force from your opponent and use his force to beat him back �to use mind rather than strength� �to use softness to defend against hardness� to use stillness to control motion �to yield yourself and follow your opponent� to launch later but reach first and �to use four ounces to defend against a thousand pounds� should be applied in all sticking staff applications   Zhang Yun and Peter Kindfeld Taiji Sticking Staff     Aiikijo teaches principles and concepts of aikido via the staff i e extension and showing quite graphically the movement of circles and spirals in technique Jodori vs Taijutsu like Shihonage kote gaeshi iriminage can all be expressed through Jonagedori one of the best I have seen show this relationship is Andy Sato head of Aikido World Alliance   If you ever get the chance to train with him do so   Secondly the 31 count kata which spawned the Kumi jo was Saitosattempt to simplify and standardize movements using sweeps strikes and tsukis that are both similar to empty hand and Ken the so call Riai of aikido These Katas that now are used teach the aforementioned Maai timing footwork and bear little resemblance to actual empty hand technique but do teach us movement principles that are fundamentally the same Now contrast that with SMR which has a totally different organization to its kata and uses the Jo completly different For example the thrusts done in SMR very different than in Aikijo as well most katas are Ken vs Jo secondly the rhythm of practice is different too Just like the rhytmn of daitoryu is very different than the rhytmn of Aikido practice   Secondly the stance is different too SMR is there to teach you combative principles that in theory are there to provide you with the tools to be successful in a combative situation albeit rare that I will be attacked by a katana wielding person when coincidentally I have a Jo Whereas Aikijo is used as a supplement to my empty handed Aikido If I had my choice I would put more principles of SMR in Aikijo than the other way around    Dan Hoover AikiWeb Forum     Shintō Musōryū or Shindō Musōryū神道夢想流 most commonly known as Jodo 杖道 is a koryu old school of jojutsu teaching the art of handling the Japanese quarterstaff jo The purpose of the art on a purely technical level is to teach how to defeat a swordsman in combat using the jo and a vareity of weapons with emphasize on the proper distance timing and concentration   The art was founded by samurai Musō Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi 夢想權之助勝吉 in the early 1600s and according to legend first put to use in a duel with Miyamoto Musashi The original art created by Muso Gonnosuke has evolved and been added upon ever since its inception and up to modern times The art was successfully brought outside of its original domain in Fukuoka and outside of Japan itself in the 19th and 20th century The spreading of Shinto Musoryu beyond Japan was largely the effort of Shimizu Takaji considered the 25th Shihanke and with the assistance of his own students who helped spread the art further in the world partially through the cooperation with the Kendo community first initiated by Shimizu Takaji   The Kihon no Uchi Tsuki Waza or basic techniques are a system of twelve techniques drawn from the existing jo kata with minor modifications from the original kata and used as a way to better introduce a new student to jodo The kihon were systemized mainly by Shimizu Takaji at his Tokyo dojo in his effort to make jodo more appealing to new students and easing their introduction to kata training Shimizus peer Takayama Kiroku would bring the kihon techniques back to Fukuoka where they were formally adopted into Shinto Musoryu   Shimizu Takaji also removed andor modified some of the more dangerous techniques and early kata so as not to cause injuries to newer students   Kihon are trained both individually tandoku dosa and in pairs sotai dosa with the shidachi using the fo and the uchidachi using the sword   Shinto MusoRyu Wikipedia     Disclaimer Warning  Practicing with Staff Weapons Can Be a Dangerous Activity for Adults     Return to the Index at the Top of This Webpage             Purchasing a Short Staff Jo Cane Walking Stick   Sizing and Selecting a Short Staff Jo Cane Walking Stick   Retailers and Vendors for Canes Walking Sticks and Short Staffs How to Choose the Size of Your Cane   Suggestions from Fashionable Canes How to Size your Cane for a Correct Fit   Suggestions from Cane Masters   Sizing Your Cane or Wait Dont Cut Off Too Much Cane Sizing Techniques Comments Since I am 6 6 tall I prefer a cane for active walking that is 3 to 4 longer than determined by the first three procedures listed above   When I reach out with the cane and touch the ground in front of my foot I like my elbow to be bent about 15� to 25� up from the extendedstraightened position   If the cane is too short for me I have to straighten the arm too much and the end of the cane may not touch the ground where I want it    Again I use a pure hickory heartwood cane Instructors Walking Cane 40 103 cm long and 1 2 54 cm in diameter from Cane Masters   Others prefer a cane placed closer to the hip and leg so as to mostly be able to push directly down to lift the torso up or mostly to support an unbalanced body   I prefer a curved crook neck wood cane to function more effectively and primarily as a walking stick for stability on uneven terrain fitness exercises and selfdefense   Experiment yourself to find the best cane fit for your needs  Since you can simply cut any solid wooden short staff down to the length you prefer purchasing a JoCane that is too long is not a problem without an immediate solution     Sensei Fuchs told me that the length of the jo used in Aikido should actually be determined by the distance from the floor to under your armpit when standing up straight for me this is a 13 Hands Staff   Another source said it should be equal to the distance of your arms fully extended to the side and the distance from left finger tip to right finger tip     Short staff also named as Biān 鞭 Gān 杆 whip staff has a length of 13 times the width of practitioners hand   Shifu Jiang says that the Wu Dang short whip staff  is 13 hands long and the stafff for use in the Chen ShenPu Short Staff form is 13 hands long   For me relative to the size of my hands and height 66=198cm my 13 Hands Staff is 54 long 137 2cm    The Eye Brow Staff is a staff about the length from the ground to your eyebrow when you are standing up straight   The Correct Length for a Jo Stave   Mokuren Dojo Blog   The story goes that Muso Gonnosuke founder of jojutsu received a vision from god during a prolonged fast at a temple   God apparently told Muso that he would be able to beat Musashi if he would use a stick of certain dimensions   The magical dimensions translate into metric as about 128cm long or into English as about 51 inches long   Serious fanatical jojutsu guys are typically sticklers for this 128cm standard   There is no flexibility in the standard for smaller or larger participants I am not a koryu snob   I am more of the ideal of making jodo my own thing taking ownership of the art and I say that the standard is not magic   It seems to me that you need a jo to be short enough that you can palm both ends and move your shoulders through a wide range and 68 inches longer than a normal 4042 inch bokken That seems to put the natural length of the jo between about 46 and 52 Our select ash is lighter in weight than the hickory   But the ash is not as strong as the hickory   Choose the ash if you are using the staff as a primarily thrusting weapon   Fewer strikes   While the hickory is heavier it is also more resistant to impact damage   Pick the hickory if you plan on striking with the staff in your training    Purpleheart Armories Company FAQ Anyone out there know of a company making a replica of the staff of the Monkey King used in the film Forbidden Kingdom  Email me    Mike Garofalos short staff weapons his favorites I am 66 198 cm tall and have practiced with a variety of short staff weapons over the years   Currently I practice daily only with a cane I use an Instructors Walking Cane 40 103 cm long and 1 2 54 cm in diameter from Cane Masters   This cane weights 1lb 2 oz 510 gm   This beautiful martial arts combat cane is made of pure hickory heartwood has multiple notches at three key gripping points has a rounded hooked horn and has a rubber covered tip   I also own the same Instructors Walking Cane made of oak a gift from my children           This cane has a rounded tip to the crook   The curved crook end is just a little wider and larger than with other canes   The cane is thoroughly sanded and very smooth to the touch   It does not attract any undue attention as a weapon and appears to be a ordinary sturdy and practical walking cane suitable for a big fellow like me   Make no mistake however the Instructors Walking Cane is a true combat weapon as well as a practical walking stick   Make sure it has enough length for your walking stride   Most canes I see people use are a bit too short for a good walking stick       I use this 40 pure hickory heartwood combat cane for all my weapons practice and adapt other short staff sword and broadsword routines and techniques for practice and performances with my hooked wooden cane   The only weapon I practice with on a daily basis is a wooden cane and the only weapon I teach now in my Taijiquan classes is the cane   Also whenever I take a long walk anywhere I bring my cane along   I gave away all my swords sabers and longer staff weapons to my son          My older students like the cane because it is very inexpensive unobtrusive ordinary easy to carry practical effective as a weapon and appropriate for older persons   Many people practice with a straight wooden stick 3441 long 341 in diameter   There is no curved crook end to their wooden stick   Many short staff forms work better with a 46 to 52 straight wooden staff Jo Guai Gun 13 Hands Staff   I have used a number of staff weapons of this size   2 Jatoba Brazilian Cherry Jo Staff 48 122 cm long x 1 18 2 85 cm in diameter Weight 1 pound 7 ounces   The Sakura Ultima Brand Extreme Hardwood Hanbo Aikido Jo  3 Red Oak Jo Staff 50 127 cm long 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Gardening Staffs and Wands Handcrafted Sticks Stones and Beyond  Wikipedia Staff Stick      The title of Monkey Pole or Monkey King Staff is a curious reference to the legendary Monkey King character from Chinese mythology The Monkey King is a mythical figure whose exploits are described in the 400yearold Chinese classic Journey to the West   The Money King was an immortal a godlike creature who was characterized by mischievous acts and defiance of the ruler of Heaven His weapon of choice was a great rod of iron that he had stolen from the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea He bound the ends of his staff with gold and engraved it with the words Goldbound Wand of my Desires   Imbued in the staff itself were magic powers that allowed it to change size from the finest of needles to a length that could span the distance between Heaven and Earth   The mercurial nature of the Monkey Kings staff is said to represent the flexible nature of the Buddhist doctrine and its ability to be applied to all situations great and small    Hung Chur Kwun The Hung Gar Monkey Pole Set   Refer also to the major 2008 film The Forbidden Kingdom                                                                                                                      Jet Li as the Monkey King     Monkey King or known to the Chinese as Journey to West written by Wu Chengen15001582 a scholarofficial is one of the renowned classical Chinese novels about an allegorical rendition of the journey mingled with Chinese fables fairy tables legends superstitions popular beliefs monster stories as well as whatever the author could find in the Taoist and Buddhist religions It was based on a true story of a famous Chinese monk Xuan Zang 602664 After years of trials and tribulations he traveled on foot to what is today India the birthplace of Buddhism to seek for the Sutra the Buddhist holy book When he returned to China or the Great Tang as was called that time he started to translate the sutras into Chinese thus making a great contribution to the development of Buddhism in China The Monkey King is an indeed rebellious extraordinary being born out of a rock fertilized by the grace of Heaven   Being extremely smart and capable he learned all the magic tricks and gongfu from a master Taoist being able to transform a single hair from his head into seventytwo different images such as a tree a bird a beast of prey or a bug as small as a mosquito   Using clouds as a vehicle he can travel 180000 miles in a single somersault and wields a huge iron bar that supposedly serves as ballast of the seas and can expand or shrink at its owners command his favorite weapon in his later feats He claims to be the King in defiance of the only authority over heaven the seas the earth and the subterranean world Yu Huang Da Di or the Great Emperor of Jade in Chinese   Adapted from HaiWang Yuan Western Kentucky University   Refer also to the major 2008 film The Forbidden Kingdom       Master Tung Kwo asked Chuang TzuShow me where the Tao is to be found Chuang Tzu repliedThere is nowhere it is not to be found     By tradition the Dragon Gate Quanzhen Daoist priests possess seven sacred objects �The first object is the meditation cushion which tames the monsters of the mind The second is the robe which subdues the mischievous mind The third is the bowl which holds only purified meatless food The fourth is a straw hat for protection against wind rain frost and snow The fifth is a horsehair whisk or fan for sweeping away the dust of the mundane world The sixth is a bag for carrying the sacred scriptures The seventh is a staff for clearing the obstacles that block the clear wind and bright moon of the Tao   The priests will also apply the following cultivations in their daily life �When walking the gait should be like that of a crane and the body should move like an immortal floating with the winds When sitting the body should be still as a rock When sleeping it should be curved like a bow When standing it should be like a tall pine Your body should be as flexible as a willow in the wind and as relaxed as the petals of a lotus �   Shi Jing and Shi Dao Introduction to Quanzhen Daoism and the Dragon Gate Tradition     The Magic CircleBy John William Waterhouse     Devi prachanda dora danda daityadarpa winashineRoopam dehi jayam dehiYasho dehi dwisho jahi Oh Goddess with your great staff you havedestroyed the demons of egoism and thought Grant me freedom victory fame and destroy all hostility   Devi Puja Worship of the Goddess   Krishna Das Pilgrim Heart       Staves are a traditional prop for the elderly and infirm and this has led to their association with wisdom   The ability of a staff to perform wonders is also featured prominently in the scriptures of Judaism Christianity and Islam Moses and Aaron in their task to liberate the Hebrews from Egypt and deliver them to the Promised Land employ staves The staves are capable of performing miraculous feats to demonstrate the power and authority of God   Staves are also associated with wizards and other users of magic and sorcery Haraibou literal translation meaning purification stick were staves that were used by the miko Japanese female exorcists to fight demons in Japanese lore   Wikipedia Staff Stick    Cloud Hands Blog     In Egyptian hieroglyphics the king was recognized by the staff he carried When Howard Carter in 1923 opened the tomb of young King Tutankhamen the archeologist discovered over 130 walking sticks many beautiful some made of gold and some elaborately carved�dating back to the year 1358 B C more than 3300 years ago   Cane Quest                       Display of Canes from King Tutankhamens Tomb     And the Lord spake unto Moses saying Speak unto the children of Israel and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods write thou every mans name upon his rod And thou shalt write Aarons name upon the rod of Levi for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers   And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony where I will meet with you   And it shall come to pass that the mans rod whom I shall choose shall blossom and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel whereby they murmur against you And Moses spake unto the children of Israel and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece for each prince one according to their fathers houses even twelve rods and the rod of Aaron was among their rods And Moses laid up the rods before the Lord in the tabernacle of witness And it came to pass that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness and behold the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded and brought forth buds and bloomed blossoms and yielded almonds And Moses brought out all the rods from before the Lord unto all the children of Israel and they looked and took every man his rod   Book of Numbers 17 19     �Then the Lord said to Moses �Say to Aaron �Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt over their rivers over their streams and over their pools and over all their reservoirs of water that they may become blood and there will be blood throughout all the land of Egypt both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone � So Moses and Aaron did even as the Lord had commanded And he lifted up the staff and struck the water that was in the Nile in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants and all the water that was in the Nile was turned to blood The fish that were in the Nile died and the Nile became foul so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile And the blood was through all the land of Egypt   Exodus 7 1522   Rod of Aaron Staff of Moses   He guides me in paths of righteousness for his names sake   Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for you are with meyour rod and your staff they comfort me   Psalms 2334     �When Pharaoh speaks to you saying �Work a miracle� then you shall say to Aaron �Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh that it may become a serpent � So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh and thus they did just as the Lord had commanded and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and his servants and it became a serpent Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers and they also the magicians of Egypt did the same with their secret arts For each one threw down his staff and they turned into serpents But Aaron�s staff swallowed up their staffs � Exodus 7 912     There are historical associations connected with it which give the staff a sentimental value if we look back to the first British Boy Scouts of a Culhulain armed with staffs the pilgrims or good turn trampers with their cockleshells and staffs the prentice bands of London with their cloth yards and their staffs the merry men of Robin Hood with bows and quarter staffs down to the presentday mountaineers warscouts and explorers these all afford a precedent which should have its romance and meaning to the boy if properly applied   The ceremony of enrolment of the Scout can and should be made a moment of impressive feeling for the boy when he is invested with the hat and staff that mark the Scout and which equip him for his pilgrimage on that path where he turns up right and keeps straight on The officer who fails to use such opportunity is missing one of the most important chances in the Scout life of his boy He should expect of the boy a reverence and affection for his staffsuch as the swordsman has for his sword or the hunter for his rifle Let the Scout individualize his own staff even to decorate it in his own way if he likes but let him keep to his staff To jumble all staffs into a bundle and put them away in a corner after parade or worse to let them get lost and thus excuse their appearance on parade is to neglect a valuable help to the moral training of the lad    Robert Stephenson Smyth BadenPowell The Scouts Staff     Professional and patient centered organizations in fact most medical associations around the world including the World Health Organization use the correct and traditional symbol of medicine the staff of Asclepius with a single serpent encircling a staff classically a roughhewn knotty tree limb Asclepius an ancient Greek physician deified as the God of Medicine is traditionally depicted as a bearded man wearing a robe that leaves his chest uncovered and holding a staff with his sacred single serpent coiled around it symbolizing renewal of youth as the serpent casts off its skin The single serpent staff also appears on a Sumerian vase circa 2000 BCE representing the Healing God Ningishita a prototype of the Greek Asklepios    The Caduceus vs the Staff of Asclepius Asklepian         Basho said to his disciple When you have a staff I will give it to you If you have no staff I will take it away from you  Mumons comment When there is no bridge over the creek the staff will help me When I return home on a moonless night the staff will accompany me But if you call this a staff you will enter hell like an arrow With this staff in my handI can measure the depths and shallows of the world The staff supports the heavens and makes firm the earth Everywhere it goes the true teaching will be spread   Bashos Staff The Gateless Gate 44        The Song of the StaffBy Milarepa Listen my dear inquisitive patronDo you know who I amI am the Yogi MilarepaWho follows the ascetic wayI am a yogi great in strength and perseveranceWho has no limitation The staff in my handGrew on a huge rock It was cut by a sickle and becameA companion of wild stags It came from Nepal in the SouthFrom it I hung the Mahayana SutrasI take it with me to the marketplaceIt was offered to me by a faithful follower This is the story of my walking staff If you do not understand my meaningListen then with great care The stout end cut from near the rootSymbolizes being cut off from Samsara The thin end cut from near the topSymbolizes the cutting off of all doubts and confusions It is two cubits long and representsThe twin qualities of a Buddhist    Of good quality and pliant it is likeThe original MindEssence good and sound The varnish of a pleasant brown is likeThe great harmony of the Original Mind Nature Straight and supple it symbolizesUnmistaken practice and devotion The tiny grooves you see representthe Perfection of the BodhiPathThe four joints in the caneAre the For Infinite WishesThe three knots symbolizethe Three Bodies of the Buddha It never changes color   This representsThe immutable reality of the Root Principle Its head curved and covered displaysThe beyondplaywords nature of realityIts white glittering appearance showsThe Dharmakaya immaculate and pure The hollows symbolize the void nature of all beingsThe spots are a symbol of the sole Tig Le The scattered black marks indicatethat Tibetan yogis and RepasHave few disturbing thoughts    This cane most excellent representsMy devotion and practice in compliance with the Dharma Its elegance and loveliness displaysMy disciples sincerity and faith The iron ferrrule on the tip conveysThe perseverance of yogis in the hermitage The handle wrapped with copper representsthe mastery and attraction of Dakinis    The nail attached to the tip displaysThe bravery and diligence of yogisThe hanging brass ring representsThe increase of inner merits The ornament of Sha Bran hanging downIs the flexible understanding of the yogi The thong of two twisted ropes representsThe entering of the TwoinOne PathThe MotherandSon thongs interminglingThe meeting with the Mother of the Three Bodies The boneornaments hanging on the staffMean many travels for the yogi The flint and bellow signifyThat all he sees and meetsAre the yogis friends The white shell hanging on the staffMeans that I shall turn the Wheel of Dharma The rag of leather symbolizesThe yogis attitude without fear or shame The mirror hanging on the staffIs the Enlightenment that shines within The sharp knife indicatesThat the pain of passions will be cut The stonecrystal symbolizesThe purifying of defiled habitual thoughts The ivory chain hanging on the staffIs the ChainofRegard between Guru and disciple The set of bells symbolizesMy widespread reputationThe woolen cords of read and whiteThat my disciples will be numerous    The handsome staff that now I holdIs the means and symbol of the conquest over evil beings Patron you ask me for the meaning of this staffThis proves you have sincerity and faith This present meeting witnessesOur pure wishes in a former life For mankind and Devas conceivers of all symbolsI have sung this Song of the White Staff Revere then and appreciate its Dharma teaching Dear patron I hope your practice Dharma And win happiness supreme    Milarepa The Song of the Staff from    The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa     Translated by C C Chang 1962 1989 Volume One p 190199                           Vajrayogini    VajrayoginiVajravarahi ranks first and most important among the dakinis She is the Sarvabuddhadakini the Dakini Who is the Essence of all Buddhas Although there are a number of visual representations of Vajrayogini certain attributes are common to all She is mostly shown as young naked and standing in a desirous or dancing posture She holds a bloodfilled skull cup in one hand and a curved knife kartr or drigug in the other Often she wears a garland of human skulls or severed heads has a khatvanga staff leaning against her shoulder her usually wild hair flowing down her neck and back her face in a semiwrathful expression Her radiant red body is ablaze with the heat of yogic fire and surrounded by the flames of wisdom   Vahrayogini     The word danda besides signifying staff club stick rod has also the meaning of corporeal punishment chastisement subjection control restrain Selfcontrol is exercised by the danduas devotees not only by the way of fasting for a number of days which varies between 18 and 21 starting from the full moon of the month of Chaitra up to the beginning of the solar month of Baisakh but also by performing physical exertions of different kind   Although all sections of population can take part in the rituals we find that in most villages where danda is performed the majority of the danduas are from the paik or martial communities2 and the pata dandua himself is the leader of the paik akhada of the same village   It is certainly difficult to trace the historical reasons for this connection but elements of selfdiscipline physical fitness and vigorous dance involved in the performance of danda together with the fact that both forms of physical expressions placed in the background of the ShivaShakti cult can be brought to explain at least in part the cultural link   Danda Ritual Five Elements     Viparita Danda Viparita �inverted� danda literally �staff� or �stick � A staff given during investiture of the sacred thread A staff or sceptre as a symbol of power and sovereignty   In the Devanagari script the danda is a punctuation character The glyph consists of a single vertical stroke In Hindi the danda marks the end of a sentence a function which it shares with the full stop period in many written languages based on the Latin Cyrillic or Greek alphabets   Because of the shape of the danda glyph the word danda is also a slang term for penis    Leaping Lanka         Staff Scepter   Sanskrit Danda   Tibetan BerkKa dByugpa hprulgyis   Many of the various staffs sticks and scepters occurring in depictions of IndoTibetan deities are often simply named danda a term that is rather ambivalent i e not discriminating between the specific forms shapes and symbolism associated with this attribute Although usually made from wood a danda is sometimes made from human bone Sometimes it is topped by a human skull at other times by a vajra in some cases by both Gada Club    Danda      In Chinese shamanism a staff represents the power of the universe   With a staff a shaman had the power to pass on the universal knowledge to others   Later when teachers took over part of the shamans job they always taught with a small staff in their hands like a shaman    Master Zhongxian Wu Vital Breath of the Dao p 106       Li Tie Guai is one of the Taoist Eight Immortals Tie guai means iron walking cane Legend says his real name was Li Xuan There are many stories about him Originally he was a handsome strong tall man One day he told his disciple that he was going to meet Lao zi and would be gone for seven days If his shen spirit did not return to his body form on the seventh day his disciple should burn the body So he sat in deep meditation and his soul went to the meeting Unfortunately on the sixth day the disciples mother was in critical condition and he had to leave the temple to take care of her The disciple had no other choice but to burn his teachers body Soon Lis soul came back but could not find his body In the forest he found a man who had just died of hunger so he went inside He discovered the body had only one leg Just when he was going to get out of that body he heard someone laughing and clapping hands It was Lao zi who stopped him from jumping out of the body Tao does not care about the appearance he said This look of yours is fine As long as your hair is plenty you are still a real celestial Lao zi gave him a gold band to hold the messy hair and an iron walking cane Li Tie guai often carries a bottle gourd on his back when he comes to visit our world The bottle gourd contains herbal remedies that have magic powers and he uses them to cure people and save their lives   Taoist Eight Immortals Eight Immortals     The Daoist Rituals of the Pervasive Mystery and Numinous Treasure states all those who learn Daoism should master the NineSegment Staff It assists old people and saves people in emergencies and has different names It is necessary to know it   The nine segments of the staff are named after the constellations namely the Taihuang Constellation the Yinghuo Constellation the Jiao Constellation the Heng Constellation the Zhang Constellation the Yingshi Constellation the Zhen Constellation the Dongjing Constellation and the Ju Constellation When Daoist priests make Magical Staffs they must select famous mountains and Blissful Realms clean the region and any ruins take clean bamboo facing south on an auspicious day measuring five chi and five fen long and containing nine segments and put it in a quiet and clean place On the days of Jiawu Bingwu and Dingmao or the third day of the third lunar month the fifth day of the fifth month the seventh day of of the seventh month and the ninth day of the ninth month the priests slightly bend the first segment of bamboo to the left and to the right slightly Then they open four holes below the the first segment to insert the secret names of the Four Sacred Mountains and open one hole in the center at the top of the bamboo to insert the secret name of the Sacred Mountain of the Centre Later they fill the middle part of the bamboo with Numinous Scriptures and seal the whole with wax Those who specially take the staff with them for cultivation fill it with the Talisman of the Five Emperors   Silk fabrics with yellow figures are used as pouches that are just large enough to hold a staff In the rituals of Fasts and Offerings Daoist priests can summon spirits or heavenly generals and destroy hells according to rules with Magical Staffs made in this way Point to Heaven with the staff and the heavenly spirits will pay homage point to Earth with the staff and the Earth Spirits will welcome the Daoist point to the northeast with the staff and the bodies of all the ghosts will be controlled When the Ritual Master performs rituals he often hangs a small yellow sevencun long streamer under the second segment of the staff on which are written the title of the Heavenly Lord of Salvation from Misery in the Ten Directions15 and the Talisman of Mysterious Transformations of the Ten Directions The Great Law of the Numinous Treasure of the Highest Clarity by Wang Qizhen says that when the ritual master destroys hells he gazes at the staff and transforms it into a pillar in the form of the dragons head and the tigers tail The dragon is brilliant and holds a splendid streamer in its mouth Numinous wind and auspicious clouds coil around the dragon shining limitlessly   Chen Yaoting   Magical Staffs in Taoist Rituals          Chinese Chan Buddhist Master Baqiao said to a group If you have a staff I will give you a staff if you have no staff I will take your staff away Wumen added It helps you across a river where bridges are out and gets you back to the village when there is no moon   If your call it a staff you go to hellfast as an arrow   Zen Master Wuzhou added Baqiao raised his staff startling all creation shrimp may fly past the heavens but eyebrows are still above eyes With this staff in my handI can measure the depths and shallows of the world The staff supports the heavens and makes firm the earth Everywhere it goes the true teaching will be spread     Unlocking the Zen Koan A New Translation of the Zen Classic   Wumenguan   Translated by Thomas Cleary 1993 1997 p 195        The peerless master moves with his group from place to place in the mountains   His small band contains two highly advanced American disciples   After Babaji has been in one locality for some time he says Dera danda uthao Let us lift our camp and staff   He carries a symbolic danda bamboo staff   His wordsare the signal for moving with his group instantaneously to another place   He does not always employ this method of astral travel sometimes he goes on foot from peak to peak   Told by Swami Kebalananda to Paramhansa Yogananda in 1920 Autobiography of a Yogi p 294     A monk asked Whats the essential meaning of ZenXita replied You dont have Buddha nature The monk said What is sudden enlightenmentXita drew a circle in the ground with his staff The monk asked What is gradual enlightenmentXit poked the middle of the empty space three times with his staff   Zens Chinese Masters 2000 p 208   Translated by Andy Ferguson     Deshan said to the monks If you speak you get thirty blows   If you dont speak you get thirty blows Yantou later said Old Deshan usually just relied on a white staff   If the Buddha came he hit him  If an ancestor came he hit him   Why does he have so many students   Zens Chinese Masters 2000 p 199     The moralityjewel inherent in the Buddhanature stamps itself on the mindground of the enlightened oneWhose robe is cut out of mists clouds and dewsWhose bowl anciently pacified the fiery dragonsAnd whose staff once separated the fighting tigersListen now to the golden rings of his staff giving out mellifluous tunes These are not however mere symbolic expressions devoid of historical contentsWherever the holy staff of Tathagatahood moves the traces are distinctly marked   Sacred Buddhist Scriptures      Unmon showed his staff to the assembly and said This staff has changed into a dragon and has swallowed up the heaven and the earth   Where do mountains rivers and the great earth come fromHekiganroku Case 60 Unmons Staff         The staff Danda is symbolic for the spine supporting the body   Since mans emergence for the animal kingdom he has walked erect   The levels of consciousness are in the spine where the life force is dominant   The base of the spine Muladhara Cakra is the place where the Kundalini Energy Divine Coiled Serpent is located     Khatvanga Staff with Skull on Top is symbolic of a pure or empty mind one which is free from preconceived ideas which block the way for new perceptions particularly Divine insight that is insight by intuition during meditation reflection or quietness   In contrast to the perconceived ideas stands true knowledge which is knowing from personal experience   Information is often mistaken for knowledge   The skull is mounted on a staff the spine   The Kundalini Energy can then rise in the Sahasrara   The flow of the Divine energy through the staff or spine into the empty skull the mind free of preconceived ideas is an experience that shakes ones whole foundation    Kundalini Yoga for the West   By Swami Sivananda Radha   Timeless Books 1978   p 41     With his staff across his back he pays no heed to menQuickly entering the myriad peaks he goes upon his way Fearsome and solitary in mien he does not boast of himselfBut dwelling gravely in his domain decides who is snake who is Dragon    Zenrin Kushu Miura and Sasaki       Zen Master Seung Sahn holding up the Zen stick asked Do you seeHitting the ground with the Zen stick he asked Do you hearHe then said Already you see clearly Already you hear clearly Then what are this stick this sound and your mindAre they the same or differentIf you say same I will hit you thirty times If you say different I will also hit you thirty times WhyKATZ   Zen Master Seung Sahn      Mayoku arrived at Shokeis place holding his staff   He walked three times around the meditation seat of Shokei and then thumped his staff once Shokei said Right  Right Later Mayoku went to Nansens place walked three times around the meditation seat of Nansen and then thumped his staff once   Nansen saidWrong  Wrong  Mayoku asked Nansen Shokei said right Why do you say wrong   Nansen said For Shokei it is right   For you it is wrong   Whatcomes from the power of wind in the end becomes broken and crumbled   Gerry Wick and Bernie Glassman Book of Equanimity p 51       One of the standard themes of Zen art is the staff   The staff is an allpurpose Zen tool a symbol of authority a walking stick an implement for imparting discipline   This singlestroke Zen staff has no other writing on the paper but it is filled with seal impressions one of Unmon Sokudos 16901765 trademarks   One interpretation would be that Sokudo is telling his students Anywhere you look I will be there ready to give you a good whack  Shambhala Publications       The bo or staff is one of the earliest tools to be used by man Initially it may have been merely a sapling or a long straight branch which was used for hunting animals for sources of food or fur hides The wooden staff also facilitated passage over rugged and mountainous terrain In an agrarian setting it served as a multipurpose tool for planting crops carrying supplies and transporting buckets of water for the irrigation of crops In the ancient records of Chinese martial arts the bo is discussed as the first weapon taught to the Zen Buddhist disciples who studied at the Shaolin Temple There are literary and pictorial references to Bodhidharma carrying a bo on his journeys as he taught Zen Buddhism in the regions near the Shaolin Temple One account from a biography on Bodhidharma tells of his death in 528 AD from the poison of a jealous monk It is told that three years later his body was exhumed due to rumors he had been seen travelling in the mountains of Central Asia Bodhidharma was said to carry a staff from which hung a single sandal He had stated he was on his way back to India When the curious monks opened his tomb all they found inside was a single sandal Ever since then Bodhidharma has been pictured carrying a staff from which hangs the missing sandal    Sa Kwon Chinese Bo              Legend of Bodhidharmas Damo Single Sandal on His Staff     A monk asked Kenpo The one road of Nrivana leads into the ten quarters But where does it begin Kenpo raised his staff and traced a horizontal line in the air Here Disappointed the monk went to Ummon and asked him the same question Ummon held up his staff and said This staff  leaps up to the 33rd heaven and hits the presiding deity on the nose then it dives down into the Eastern Sea where it hits the holy carp The carp becomes a dragon which then brings a flood of rain  List of Koans by Yunmen Wenyan      So I took the bright red stick and at the center of the nations hoop I thrust it in the earth   As it touched the earth it leaped mightily in my hand and was a waga chun the rustling tree cottonwood very tall and full of leafy branches and of all birds singing   And beneath it all the animals were mingling with the people like relatives and making happy cries   The women raised their tremolo of joy and the men shouted all together Here we shall raise our children and be as little chickens under the mother sheos prairie hen wing   Then I heard the white wind blowing gently through the tree and singing there and from the east the sacred pipe came flying on its eagle wings and stopped before me there beneath the tree spreading deep peace around it   Black Elk Speaks 1932 p 29 as told to John G Neihardt        Whirled by the three passions ones eyes go blindClosed to the world of things they see again In this way I live strawhatted staff in handI move illimitably through earth through heaven    Ungo 15801659     Jodo should be done to build ones character   Jodo should be like a steering wheel The road is life   There are all kinds of ways one can go down the road   Use Jodo to steer as straight a course as possible through life   Sensei Shimizu Takaji     Shuzan held out his short staff and said If you call this a short staff you oppose its reality If you do not call it a short staff you ignore the fact Now what do you wish to call thisMumons comment If you call this a short staff you oppose its reality If you do not call it a short staff you ignore the fact It cannot be expressed with words and it cannot be expressed without words Now say quickly what it is Holding out the short staffHe gave an order of life or death Positive and negative interwovenEven Buddhas and patriarchs cannot escape this attack   Mumonkan 43 Chinese Chan Buddhist Master Shoushan held up a bamboo staff before a group and said If you call it a bamboo staff you are clinging   If you do not call it a bamboo staff you are ignoring   So tell me what do you call it  Wumenquan 43              Shifu Miao Zhang Points the Way The Wise Teacher with the Magic Wondorous Amazing Powerful Staff Shifu Miao Zhang 师傅妙杖 Sayings and Answers to Questions by Shifu Miao Zhang                                                    Mayoku walked around his old Daoist friend Shifu Miao Zhang 师傅妙杖 three times and then thumped his staff on the ground  Maio Zhang stood up walked around Mayoku once tapped his cane three times on the wall and said The power of the wind can topple trees and is gone by morning   My cane can cut through the wind    Zhaozhou who had been in poor health asked his friend Miao Zhang Do the bees have Buddha nature  Miao Zhang smiled and said The roses are so fragrant today and the cherries so sweet   Lets walk in the garden and leave our crutches behind       Gathering together in an orchard of blooming sweet lime trees the students waited for their esteemed teacher Kasyapa   Slowly walking down the dirt path relying on his danda walking staff for balance Kasyapa joined his students   He sat quietly for a long time enjoying the fragrance of the lime blossoms   Finally he raised his danda staff   Everyone stared at Kasyapa serious intent focused and silent   Only Shifu Miao Zhang smiled and then lifted his cane and pointed at a lime blossom   Kasyapa pointed his danda at Shifu Zhang   Another transmission was completed   The sacred thread remained unbroken          Nanchuan asked Miao Zhang Is Ordinary Mind the Dao  Miao Zhang said No   My mind is not ordinary so the Dao is a dream within a dream   My cane is ordinary so it walks with me along the Watercourse Way pointing to the Abode of the Dao in the new forest        Zen Master Seung Sahn held up his staff in front of old Shifu Miao Zhang and said Then Miao Zhang what are this staff this sound and your mind  Are they the same or different  If you say same I will hit you thirty times   If you say different I will also hit you thirty times WhyMiao Zhang lifted his cane slowly grounded himself prepared to block a strike and then said Dont know Same or different nobody can hit the sound of our minds       Zen Master Shuzan held out his short staff in front of his Daoist friend Shifu Miao Zhang and said If you call this a short staff you oppose its reality and are clinging If you do not call it a short staff then you ignore the fact Now what do you wish to call thisMiao Zhang smiled dropped and pointed to his cane and said Yesterday it was a wooden walking stick that helped without speaking   Tomorrow it may become firewood crackling in the flames       Zen Master Yunmen Wenyan and Shifu Miao Zhang were walking together in the hills behind the monastery one cloudy autumn afternoon   It began to rain steadily on the two old friends   Yunmen said �My staff has changed into a dragon and is swallowing up the heaven and earth   So my friend where do mountains rainfall rivers and the great earth come from�Miao Zhang was quiet for awhile stopped on the trail and then held his cane in his hand with the tip pointing to the sky   He said �Yunmen as for the source of their coming the tip of my cane points to the fecund depths of vast emptiness the crook end to the endless intermarriages of ten thousand realities and my hand grasps the heartwood of the ordinary mind   So my friend Yunmen where are they all going�    Xita asked Shifu Miao Zhang What is sudden enlightenment  Shifu Zhang threw his staff on the muddy ground   Xita asked Miao Zhang What is gradual enlightenment  Shifu Zhang stomped on his staff three times       Zen Master Ummon held up his staff in front of his Daoist friend Shifu Miao Zhang and said This staff leapt up to the Eighth Heaven into the hands of the lame Zhong Kui who used it to awaken the Green Dragon in the Eastern Sea Miao Zhang said Ummon your poetry is lovely but my gnarled cane cannot hear you     Toju Zenchu brandished his staff before Daoist Shifu Miao Zhang and challenged him Miao Zhang speak and you get whacked with Nantens staff   Do not speak and you still get whacked with Nantens staff Shifu Zhang stood up quickly lifted his cane strongly in defense and quietly said Yunmens shit stick stinks and Nantens staff is cracked  I am leaving now to take my evening walk Goodbye     Michael P Garofalo Shifu Miao Zhang Points the Way      Zen Master Hakuin 16861768 painted a Dragon Staff with horsehair whisk attached   He would give this painting to his lay students who passed the Zen koanWhat is the sound of one hand clapping         Return to the Index at the Top of This Webpage         Workshops Seminars Retreats Demonstrations in 2015Cane Jo Walking Stick Short Staff What Where When Who  Send information to Mike Garofalo and I will list here       Return to the Index at the Top of This Webpage                             TechniquesMartial Arts Techniques for Short Staff and Cane Using One Hand or Two Hands on the Wooden StickStrikes Swing Strikes Chops Crook Strikes Pokes Punches JabsBlocks Sweeps Pull Downs Spinning and TwirlingInstructional Tips Tools and Suggestions   1   General Techniques   Martial Arts Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff   By Michael P Garofalo M S Valley Spirit Taijiquan Red Bluff California   Includes Strikes Blocks Sweeps Chops Crook Strikes Pokes Punches Jabs Pull Downs Spinning and Twirling   This document provides a bibliography links and resources   The document includes a brief description for each short staff andor cane technique   Specific citations to standard reference works are provided for techniques   Directional schemes counting in various languages and various school charts for staff or cane techniques   Under development in 2009 and new items added weekly  384Kb in PDF Read Only Format        Way of the Short Staff   By Michael P Garofalo M S   Green Way Research Valley Spirit Taijiquan Red Bluff California   A detailed and annotated guide bibliographies lists of links resources instructional media online videos and lessons   Includes numerous lists of movements for short staff forms e g Eight Immortals Cane I form Northern Energy Taiji Cane form Wudang Tiger Tail short staff form Chen Taijiquan short staff form etc   A comprehensive guide to the practice of the short staff cane jo walking stick gun zhang whip staff 13 Hands Staff and related wood short staff weapons   Includes use of the short staff and cane in martial arts selfdefense walking and hiking   Separate sections on Aikido Jo Cane Taijiquan cane and staff Jodo exercises with a short staff selected quotations techniques selecting and purchasing a short staff tips and suggestions and a long section on the lore legends and magick of the short staff   Includes Shifu Miao Zhang Points the Way   Updated on a regular basis since October 2008   File size 355Kb   Related to Mikes popular webpage on the Staff     2   Directional Schemes Here is the directional scheme that I use when describing a sequence of movements   I always assume that you start the sequence facing to the North facing the 12 oclock direction or facing N12   In my webpage on the subject I give alternative directional schemes     3   Counting   Number English Japanese Chinese Chinese Spanish French German                 1 One Ichi Yī   一 Uno Un Eins  2 Two Ni �r 二 Dos Deux Zwei  3 Three San Sān 三 Tres Trois Drei  4 Four Shi S� 四 Quatro Quarte Vier  5 Five Go Wǔ 五 Cinco Cinq F�nf  6 Six Roku Li� 六 Seis Six Sechs  7 Seven Shichi Qī 七 Siete Sept Sieben  8 Eight Hachi Bā 八 Ocho Huit Acht  9 Nine Kyu Jiǔ 九 Nueve Neuf Neun  10 Ten Ju Sh� 十 Diez Dix Zehn      Return to the Index at the Top of This Webpage               Cloud Hands Yun Shou     Michael P Garofalos Email   Red Bluff Tehama County North Sacramento Valley Northern California U S A Cities in the area Oroville Paradise Durham Chico Hamilton City Orland Willows CorningRancho Tehama Los Molinos Tehama Proberta Gerber Manton CottonwoodAnderson Shasta Lake 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