Thread: Shaolin Monk's Spade Form
2/15/2011 2:32pm, #1
Shaolin Monk's Spade Form
This is a really well done monk's spade set ("chan zhang?", help me out here) by a sifu of my Hung Ga lineage in Crete, Greece.
I think this is my favorite of all CMA weapons, such a lethal and interesting design, heavy but deceptively fast, and you can use it as handy gardening tool!
2/17/2011 1:35am, #2
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Watching that and comparing it with the 6.5 Pole Form...I feel lazy.
2/17/2011 9:23am, #3
I had a machinist for a student once, and he custom-made a monk's spade for me. I'm not exactly sure how he managed to get a piece of battleship armour, or all of that depleted uranium, but he did a great job.
2/17/2011 1:58pm, #4
i've never seen a monk's spade form in any tang fung hung ga school, where did they get it from?"Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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2/17/2011 2:30pm, #5
2/17/2011 5:17pm, #6
I dug a little and in one of their videos they posted a comment with their lineage. I know Shu Pui Cheung taught mostly in Hong Kong and Philadelphia.
"Tang fong ---> ho lap tin ---> Shu Pui Cheung ----> Antonis Iatrakis ---> Konstantinos kiriakakis (who is my master ) ---- > Stelios xrisogelos (with the spear)"
Here is video of the last two with what I think is a traditional hung ga weapon (eight trigram spear) and cane (definitely not a hung ga weapon).
Last edited by W. Rabbit; 2/17/2011 5:21pm at .
2/17/2011 6:15pm, #7