Hung Ga "Eight Trigrams Long Pole Sparring Set" (Rare 1950 Vintage Video)
So much awesome captured in the Chinese cinema, but this is something I hadn't seen before.
This 2-man set contains/practices only a handful of simple but effective techniques. Once the choreographed form is learned, the two staff fighters can begin low speed free form sparring with the weapons, working their way back up to this speed.
At this speed of practice, choreographed or not, it's easy to lose teeth if you're not careful. There are many stories out of certain associations of students losing a mouthful due to lack of care with the ba gwa gwan.
Thanks to my Czech Hung ga family at Practical Hung Kyun for digging up these great old videos..
Last edited by W. Rabbit; 1/02/2014 12:41pm at .