The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ba Gua Zhang Double Headed Spear

A friend send me this. The double headed spear seems like a natural fit for a BaGuaZhang fighter, doesn't it?

5 comments:

Paul said...

interesting weapon, but certainly not a totally safe weapon for the novice. For example, I can see the guy thrusting from his right side and then (probably chasing his opponent who retreated) exchanged his grip by passing his weapon in the front (i.e. his end pointed-spear CROSSING his own belly in close distance!) to the left and did a left thrust. I would suspect in a real-scenario, only the most proficient guy can manage this weapon well without hurting himself in the process. Needless to say, mine is only arm-chair speculation, so don't take it serious...:):)

Rick said...

Dangerous weapons - I remember watching a friend of my brother fooling around with triple-sticks. First one end hit him in the forehead, then the other, knocking him out.

From what I remember of my own experimenting with the nunchucks as a young man, this is how I would use them in a self defense situation: I would hand them over to my attacker and watch him beat himself to death with them!

The Strongest Karate said...

As I watched this video I couldn't help but think of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPPj6viIBmU

Rick said...

Ha! An oldie but goodie. Thanks.

Compass Architect said...

In terms of modernized double-headed qiang, I preferred one pair of Desert Eagles.