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Section X: Highly Advanced (Masters/3rd Level Closed Door) Weapons Forms
Advanced Level Students

The following eight fighting sets are recommended for Black Sash level students, instructors, or highly accomplished martial artists only. They will speak for themselves. The first seven are solo sets that have few, if any, counterparts in any other style or system. The first five out of the seven are ''Master Forms'' (Traveler's Cane, Tiger Rulers, Dragon Rulers, Butterfly Knives, and Tiger Fork); that is, so many of the major moves normally associated with these weapons have been included in these sets that full mastery of the weapon can be attained within the structure of just one form!!! The last three of the eight are two-man combat sets and take a back seat to nothing when it comes to dynamic and spectacular movement. If you have seen the Beijing Wu Shu Troop perform any of their more complicated 2-man forms, then you may have some idea of what these are like (minus the irrelevant gymnastics of Wu Shu and plus the more practical applications!) Not enough can be said about these eight forms - they are outstanding in every respect, develop all desirable martial arts characteristics, are certainly real crowd pleasers for any exhibition or tournament, lend themselves completely to devastating combat applications, and are only available from Green Dragon, who has a copyright on the tapes.


Lu K'o Chang Ch'uan (Baton / Cane)
$59.95  
White Lotus
 

Traveler's Cane Without doubt the premier fighting cane/baton/umbrella set to be developed in the Kung-Fu Arts! One of Sifu Allen's favorite weapons sets, this form embodies all of the unique characteristics which give the White Lotus System in general so many of its advantages. It is highly circular in nature, has many overlapping compound techniques, and contains almost every movement for every purpose that could possibly be desired in weapons work of this type-- in one word: VERSATILITY!! Complex, artistic, and very developmentally challenging, there is little in the way of short stick work that this rare form does not represent. The set can be done with any type of cane, most types of heavy duty umbrellas, any type of baton-length stick and is ideal for sword-canes, once Green Dragon's videos with he sword- cane provide the basics to which you can add principles from this Traveler's Cane set. It is smooth, fast, and dynamic in appearance, allowing for both an unlimited number of combat applications, as well as having an appearance which makes it highly desirable for tournament forms competition. A ''Master's Level'' set in every sense. Highly recommended

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Pai Fo Chung Ch'uan (Tri-Sectional Staff)
$59.95  
Northern 5-Animal Shaolin
 

Very complete set, known as the form of ''100 strikes, 100 hits'', this set contains many of the major moves with the tri-sectional staff in all categories: cross-body and inverted blocking combinations; overhead, around the body, and behind the back spins; step-over techniques; close-in work and then use at maximum extension, etc. Wide-ranging techniques require a good size training area. Highly versatile weapon once proficiency has been attained. Great foundation for the two-man She Fan Tui Hou Wei Ming Yu (#10 below).

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Shuang T'ieh Kuo Chu Chao Hu (Iron Rulers / Sais )
$59.95  
Hung
 

Double Iron Rulers Seek the Tiger If working with sai-type weapons holds any interest for you, these iron rulers sets from the little known Wanderer's Style are the ultimate forms for you to have. Both ''Master sets'', we have never seen another ruler/sai form that contains the moves, degree of difficulty, or potential for fighting applications as either of these alone (and we have many ruler forms), with the Tiger set being the slightly more difficult of the two. In the 80+ stepsof each set are the methods for using this popular weapon in every conceivable way! The Dragon set can also be performed with Butterfly Knives without changing any of the movement! Both will build tremendous leg strength, striking power (especially smashing) and general stamina. Use both double and single handed use, both short and long range. Highly recommended.

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Shuang T'ieh Kuo Chu Chao Lung (Iron Rulers / Sais )
$59.95  
Hung
 

Double Iron Rulers Seek the Dragon If working with sai-type weapons holds any interest for you, these iron rulers sets from the little known Wanderer's Style are the ultimate forms for you to have. Both ''Master sets'', we have never seen another ruler/sai form that contains the moves, degree of difficulty, or potential for fighting applications as either of these alone (and we have many ruler forms), with the Tiger set being the slightly more difficult of the two. In the 80+ steps of each set are the methods for using this popular weapon in every conceivable way! The Dragon set can also be performed with Butterfly Knives without changing any of the movement! Both will build tremendous leg strength, striking power (especially smashing) and general stamina. Use both double and single handed use both short and long range. Highly recommended.

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Wan Ning To Ming Tao (Butterfly Knives )
$59.95  
5-Family
 

Butterfly Knives Drive the Tigers from the Mountains This is, simply speaking, the most comprehensive Butterfly Knives form known!! This ''Master'' set exemplifies literally everything in Butterfly Knife work. The form was specially devised by several Masters of the past whose intention was to combine all of the major movements possible with this popular weapon as distilled from all of the Southern Shaolin styles. It would take an entire page to describe it. Some 120-150 steps in length (depending on how you count the compounds), it does exactly what the Masters had in mind: teach mastery of Butterfly Knives within one form!! Needless to say, this one takes months to learn properly, many more to perfect, and enormous stamina to perform correctly with power and speed, but, when so learned, you will have a form like no other! Very few sets of any kind from any style are as demanding, and, hence, few hold the potential this one does. Highly recommended.

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Chiao Yuan Ch'uan Ho K'uang P'ien Hu (Tiger Fork )
$59.95  
5-Family
 

Make Circles to Deceive the Tiger The ultimate Tiger Fork set! A ''3rd level/ closed door'' form from the Southern 5-Family system, this set is probably the premier Tiger Fork form in existence. This is also a ''Master'' form and, as such, Tiger Fork moves not represented in this form are usually only rearrangements of steps or combinations which this form does contain. Green Dragon uses forks in the 25-30 lbs. range and has found this set to build enormous stability in stances, a very strong waist (from the constant turning under pressure), and great strength in the hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders. Developmental carry-over to other sets, both empty hand and with weapons, is considerable. The form is executed on line, a good indication that much of its content is Northern in origination. Highly recommended.

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Shuang Lung Ta Chang (Two-Man Baton )
$69.95  
Northern 5-Animal Shaolin
 

Two Dragons Wage Battle In this two-man baton (any stick 18-36'') combat set we have outstanding work in every respect. Fast, hard, circular, and mostly free swinging with blind blocks, a baton exchange and retrieval, both angular and centerline attack and defense, both linear strikes and circular compounds. Teaches many major movements and applications with the baton under fight conditions- very practical. Very dynamic in appearance. Beginners should order and study Fundamentals of the Baton and at least one other baton fighting set first.

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Erh Ho Shang Cheng Ming T'a Pen Shih (Two-Man Staff )
$69.95  
 

Two Monks Fight to Demonstrate Their Skills Liberally translated, this is the most dynamic and explosive man-to-man staff fight you will see! Starting out with the two performers executing a complex solo salute to each other (a short form in itself), the fight then proceeds at high speed with very hard contact. The movements are highly circular, compound, and non-stop-- well balanced on both sides for offense and defense. This set is a top favorite of Green Dragon advanced students and at top speed it approaches all-out free fighting with the staff. Our experience here is that it is fantastic for public demonstration and/or competition. Again, beginners should order Fundamentals of the Staff and another staff fighting set first.

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She Fan Tui Hou Wei Ming Yu (Tri-Sectional Staff v. Baton )
$69.95  
Snake/Monkey
 

This exciting and fast paced 2-man fighting set from the S. 5-Family electrifies any audience and is based on the Snake vs. the Monkey in combat-- the Snake stylist using a tri-sectional staff and the Monkey stylist using the 3' riot baton (any stick over 30'' in length)! It is unusual, highly energetic, fast, and stunning in effect. Some animal body gestures are necessary, though not at all to the extent required for solo Snake and Monkey material-- the pace is simply too quick to depict mannerisms. Either side is a strong form in and of itself. Maneuvering and combinations are compound and lend themselves to display of power. Very realistic combat situation.

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Feng Huo Ko Fang Hsiao (Wind and Fire Wheels)
$59.95  
Northern 5-Animal Shaolin
 

Closed Door Wind and Fire Wheels set (can be done with at least 6 different, but related weapons- very versatile!). Another exotic weapon with which Green Dragon is privileged to have several major forms and which is not commonly taught in other schools in the US. One need only see a pair of Wind and Fire Wheels to realize their devastating potential in a combat situation; a potential which can be realized by hard work on this form because it includes most of the major ways that this unique looking weapon can be used. Because of the many points and sharp edges, Wheels are a difficult and dangerous weapon to learn, but in the process they teach a level of control and awareness not easily found in other types of weapons work. Very rare and unusual.

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