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Shaolin Monk Spade

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Product description

  • Carried by travelling monks and has two purposes
  • A large spade head on one end and a crescent moon on the other
  • Used by twirling and spinning, keeping up momentum
  • Mostly associated with the Shaolin Temple Buddhist Monks
  • A heavy long weapon that builds strength


Shaolin Monk Spade Description

A weapon that is mostly associated with the Shaolin Temple Monks in Henan Province China. This monks was used y travelling Budhdist monks and performed two purposes. If they came across a corpse they could bury it properly with full Buddhist rites and if they needed to defend themselves against wild animals or bandits they could two.  


Neither end of the Monks spade is sharp, thus adhering to Buddhist principles of no killing. The spade end, while good for digging could also be used for thrusting and jabbing. While the other end, is in the shape of a crescent moon. This shape helped hold the necks of an attacking animal and keep it at bay.  


Known for being a heavy weapon, it is very good for training and building strength. It balances quite well and most of the moves you’ll learn involve keeping the momentum going and continuing movement. There’s lots of twirling and spinning.


Advice from the shop on your Shaolin Monk spade

“When in it’s case it looks a bit like an acme barbell from the cartoons, expect some comments if you’re out carrying it. If you’re taking it by car, make sure it fits in first before you buy it."

Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop


Sizing of your of Shaolin Monk spade

Here are the dimensions of this Shaolin Monk Spade:  

- Total Length = 189cm

- Total Weight = 1.1kg

- Spade Length = 25cm

- Crescent Moon Width = 24cm

- Spade Width = 24cm


If you have any questions about the Shaolin Monk spade you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]


Shipping your Shaolin Monk spade

We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you. 


We can send your item(s) in the following ways:


Royal Mail 2nd Class signed - Pretty slow service but will get there eventually. We will try and post it the same day the order comes to us, but not always possible for us. More than likely we will post the next day or day after that. Only possible for small lightweight items, as heavy items are more expensive than UPS. 


UPS Standard - Order before 12pm and we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next day. If you order after 12pm we can still pack it and have it ready but it is less likely to be collected the same day (still possible though, depends when the UPS man comes) and will arrive the day after that. 


UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows: 

  • Europe: 2-3 working days
  • USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days
  • All other destinations: 4-7 working days.

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