7-8pm Mondays: July 13th – August 17th
The art of fighting with the spear or Qiāng (槍) provides the foundation for the methods of Xíngyìquán. One of the oldest and most respected of the ancient weapons, it is traditionally known as the “King of All Weapons.” for its versatility and power.
This six week workshop series is intended as an introduction to traditional spear fighting methods, especially the Wu Xíng (五行) ‘Five Elements’ of spear fighting from the Xíngyìquán system of Chinese Kung Fu.
No Previous Experience Necessary
$149 for Academy members.
$179 for all others.
Please bring your own ‘spear’ preferably a staff, or blunted spear, as well as safety rated eye protection and HEMA/Lacrosse/Hockey gloves if you have them.
Limited equipment will be available to borrow, but not enough for everyone, so please try to bring your own. .
Any spear or staff, (or broomstick) at least 5′ long may be used for practice. For safety purposes spear shafts without points will be preferred for use during the workshop.
Click here for more information about traditional Chinese spears
Due to the extremely high cost of shipping a small number of items by freight ($200+) long spear shafts (7’+) are not commonly available. The Academy will be placing a ONE TIME order of long spear shafts.
Price is anticipated to be $35 – $50 depending on length.
To take advantage of this opportunity purchase a long (7′-12’+) practice spear, please contact the Academy and pre-order no later than 6/25/2020.
Above: Illustration from the Chang Qiang Fa Xuan (長鎗法選) by Cheng Zong You (程宗猷) 1561-1636
Top: Liú Diànchēn Demonstrates Xingyi Qiāng c.1920