Known as one of the more kung Fu advanced weapnsThe Shaolin three section staff is a versatile weapon that can be used at all fighting ranges. Long range for striking and whipping, mid range as a flail or two section staff style fighting and short range, similar to that of Escrima stick fighting. It is thought that its uses wouldn’t be any good on a battlefield but would be better served for personal self defence. The amount of attacking and defending techniques that are possible with this weapon are almost limitless and you can spend a lifetime perfecting them.
This Shaolin Three Section Staff is made from White Wax wood, used for many Chinese Kung Fu weapons and is liked because its natural and waxy smooth finish. The white wax wood is used for the three section staff in a relatively natural state so a very traditional feel, has plenty of nobbles and lumps which really help with grip. It's held together with metal clasps with metal loops. There are also extra loops in this link which rattle and make nose for extra effect, which is perfect for demo's and competition.
Training with a Three Section Staff almost needs no instructor, once you have some ideas and possibly a form the Three Section Staff will teach you. It will hit you when you get something wrong, so fly off in the wrong direction. If you trying to strike things with it and it will bounce off it all kinds of ways you never expected. Practice and it’ll all come good.
“My only advice is prepare yourself, this weapon is not for the faint hearted, some people think it’ll be an easy transition from Nunchaku to this. They are wrong, the best transition is from Bo Staff or Kung Fu staff but you’re still in for a steep learning curve. Beware.”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
Here are the dimensions of this Three section Staff:
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