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August 7, 2017

     "Magpie Crosses Branch" is an agile footwork technique, in the 400 years old Ming Dynasty manual, Sword Treatise. Below is my interpretation of this footwork technique.

     Although this manual is about wooden Staff techniques, but I intentionally demons...

August 2, 2017

     "Chicken Pecks Grains" is a Staff technique from the 400 years old manual, Sword Treatise, written by Ming Dynasty General Yu Da-you. This technique involves making small quick multiple strikes, usually targeted at the enemy's hands. Because of its resem...

July 10, 2017

Did the Japanese Samurai learnt & wrote down the Shaolin Staff techniques in their manual first, BEFORE the Chinese?

For real antique evidence, please watch the video in this article, and we can then have a discussion.

Heiho Ogi Sho (兵法奥義書) was written by Samurai General...

June 6, 2017

Ever since I uploaded my first Chinese Long Saber videos on YouTube back in 2010, I occasionally receive comments about how the way I perform the movements in the manual is 'not Chinese-like'. I do not exactly know what they meant. Perhaps they are more accustomed to m...

May 19, 2017

Found a vintage video of a very skillful Staff master on YouTube. 

If you've been following my Chinese Long-Saber videos since 2010, you'll notice that I tend to keep my arms/elbows straightened when wielding the Long-Saber.

Occasionally, I receive comments about how "lo...

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