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Spreading The Shaolin Staff Legacy
If you can master the Staff, you'd have created a good foundation in fighting with other weapons. Shaolin monks are revered for their skills in the Staff, hence this comprehensive ancient manual will serve you well in the practice of weaponry combat.
My vision is to see more martial artists practicing the techniques in ancient Chinese martial arts manuals, so that the art can be passed on for future generation.
I've attempted to translate this manual as literally as possible, so that the interpretation is open to anyone of any martial arts background. The English translated version of this Shaolin Staff manual was finally launched on August 2011.
Every single line of text is translated individually, so that I'm forced to work on every single word. This prevents me from skipping over difficult words, and helps to ensure that the translation is as precise and complete as possible.
Features to help you learn & understand:
Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation for all Chinese text
To help you pronounce the stances' names accurately.
Chinese text side-by-side with the English translation
For your reference to the meaning of every word.
English Translation - Scroll #1
Theories & Forms
Contains solo-practice forms, as well as drills that you can practice with a partner. However, you will need to understand the stances in Scroll #2 first.
Also, it will be easier for you to understand and practice the information in this scroll if you have some martial arts background beforehand.
Contents (150 pages, A5-size):
Small Yaksha: 1st Staff Form
Small Yaksha: 2nd Staff Form
Small Yaksha: 5th Staff Form
Big Yaksha: 1st Staff Form
False-Grip: 1st Staff Form
Staff Defense 1st Form
Staff Defense 2nd Form
Staff Defense 3rd Form
Staff Defense 4th Form
Staff Defense 5th Form
Staff Defense 6th Form
Staff Defense Another 2nd Form
Staff Defense Another 4th Form
Staff Defense Another 6th Form
Shaolin Kung Fu Staff: Scroll #1 Preview
Shaolin Staff Translation Preview #1
Form practice with the Shaolin Kung Fu Staff.
Shaolin Staff Translation Preview #2
Diagram showing the practice movements.
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English Translation - Scroll #2
There's a total 55 Shaolin Staff stances in Scroll #2. Each stance is generally described quite pragmatically.
After you've understood these stances, you can link them up in sequence to practice as forms described in Scroll #1.
If you're new to this Shaolin Staff manual, I would suggest that this Scroll #2 to be the first scroll that you should get.
Then subsequently, you can get Scroll #1 then Scroll #3.
Contents (115 pages, A5-size):
1 Staff & 3 Spears Models Diagram
The 55 Shaolin Staff Stances
Shaolin Kung Fu Staff: Scroll #2 Preview
English Translation - Scroll #3
Questions & Answers
This scroll consists of 40 questions addressed to Master Cheng, followed by his answers.
It discusses in-depth principles, tactics, strategy and history. If you've been practicing martial arts for some time, you'll definitely appreciate this Q&A scroll.
Even if you've not practiced the Staff, but you've practiced other weapons, the answers in this Q&A scroll can still be applicable.
Contents (131 pages, A5-size):
Questions & Answers