Kun Wu Gun
Kun Wu Staff
Kun Wu Gun (崑吾棍, Kūnwú gùn) means “Kun Wu Staff.” Kun Wu is the name of a mountain in the Shandong province of China, where this form is believed to have originated from. This form is a basic staff sequence of Northern Shaolin Long Fist. The handling of the staff, application of power, and stepping all focus on long range fighting.
Chai Shou (拆手, cháishǒu) means “Barehand Breakdown.” The name implies the analysis barehand techniques. Students are expected to create a 2-person matching set utilizing both White Crane and Long Fist philosophies. White Crane should be used primarily when in short range, while Long Fist should be used when in long range.
Shi Zi Tang
Shi Zi Tang (十字趟, shízì tàng) means “Cross-shaped Trip” and is an intermediate Northern Shaolin Long Fist form. Initial versions of the sequence followed a cross-shaped walking pattern, like the Chinese character for the number 10 (十). Although the form evolved over time, the name was never changed.
Gunfa Fanying 1
Ziyou Gunfa Fanying Xunlian (自由棍法反應訓練, zìyóu gùnfǎ fǎnyìng xùnliàn) means “Freestyle Staff Reaction Training.” You and your partner must attack each other with staffs while advancing or retreating only in a straight line. You must be able to react naturally and accurately without too much guessing or anticipation. Body protective gear is required, specifically for the fingers, wrists, eyes, and head.
Kongshou Ru Bairen 2
Barehand vs. Dagger
Kongshou Ru Bairen (空手入白刃, kōngshǒu rù báirèn) means “Barehand vs. Dagger.” In this second level of barehand against dagger, the goal is still to avoid 7 out of 10 arbitrary knife attacks but now with a focus on not only successfully escaping and dodging, but also intercepting and counterattacking.