11 Movements per side
The forms fit together to explain practical use of a cane or short stick as a weapon. Develops coordination, timing, sense of space, concentration, and an understanding of how to move energy out into an external object. Can be practiced as a solo form.
The cane or short stick was a popular weapon in China because anyone could carry a cane without drawing attention to him. It is said, “Watch out for an old man with a stick”.
This form teaches the three basic levels of attack and defense – high, medium, and low. The Three Powers refers to heaven, earth and man. It can also refer to the triangle, circle, and square, signifying Basic, Fluid, and Integration.
This is a very useful and fun form to learn and practice. There is a transition at the end of each side so this form can be practiced as a round solo or with a partner.
This form can be learned in a short workshop format. I offer it free online and there is also a reference video tape available at the online store.
|Side A||Side B|
|1. Open the Door||1. Move the Branch Aside|
|2. Snap the Branch||2. Stop the Branch|
|3. Whirlwind||3. Hit the Snake|
|4. Ride the Wind||4. Dragon Attacks|
|5. Look for the Snake||5. Ride the Tiger|
|6. Rising Stick||6. Eagle Spreads Wings|
|7. Piercing Stick||7. Move the Branch Aside|
|8. Snap the Low Branch||8. Tornado Raises Dust|
|9. Snake Attacks the Feet||9. Snap the Branch|
|10. Break Branch and Raise Dust||10. Drop the Stick|
|11. Protect the Head from the Rain||11. Snake Bites the Neck|
|After move 11, A switches to B, starting with move 3, Hit the Snake||After move 11, B switches to A, starting with move 3, Whirlwind.|