Fifth, I will continue to do research on the cane and short staff, and continue to improve this webpage.I use a 40" pure hickory heartwood combat cane for all my weapons practice; and, adapt other short staff, sword, and broadsword routines and techniques for practice and performances with my hooked wooden cane.I welcome and encourage your suggestions for how to improve this webpage. The documentation of this research is an ongoing project of mine from 2009-2011; consequently, many documents are still very incomplete. After all, if you think about it handing a simple stick to a Kung Fu artists who can do sword, spear, whip and dagger is just like saying "anything goes." This is definitely not your grandfather's cane form." In this instructional DVD, the lineage of this particular Shaolin Cane form is given as: Ted Mancuso was taught by Lam Kwong Wing, who was taught by Yim Shang Mo, who was taught by Gu Ru Shang, who was taught by Yan Gi Wen, who was taught by Yan Di Gong, who was taught by Wang Bang Cai, who was taught by Gan Feng Chi, who was taught by Monk Zhao Yuan He Shang.Your comments, ideas, contributions, and constructive criticism are encouraged. Saito Sensei, Morihiro Saito Sensei, 1928-2002, 9th Dan Shihan. Over time, I intend to provide descriptions for each movement, including: 1) the martial technique used, 2) the direction of technique application, 3) the poetic name, and 4) the final leg stance. Read the short essay by Ted Mancuso on "The result of a 7 year intensive study of grappling techniques with the stick and cane, the book presents more than 120 jointlocks, takedowns, chokes, holds, disarms, surprise attacks, rolls, strikes, and exercises with the stick and cane in 750 photographs.First, I will be learning and practicing the Chen Style Taijiquan Dan Dao (Broadsword) 23 Movement Form with my cane; and the Shaolin Cane by Master Ten Mancuso.Second, with my cane, I will continue practicing the Eight Immortals Tai Chi Cane Form, Routine 1, based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan, as taught by Master Jesse Tsao; and the 32 Standard Sword Form.Endorsed by Cane Masters International." Video Clip VSCL. This DVD also includes a warm up Qigong routine that is useful for everyone. The second and third sections break down each of the two sides and teach the movements. S., Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California. The document provides a bibliography, links, and resources.
Its purpose is to record my travels along the Way of the Short Staff.Routine One is based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan, and we teach the Yang Style of T'ai Chi Ch'uan at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center. Includes use of the short staff and cane in martial arts, self-defense, walking and hiking. These are the same katas he used to win 50 first places, 6 Grand Championships, and the World and National Titles in 19!This tai chi cane form is taught on an instructional DVD by Master Jesse Tsao. According to Marnix Wells, Chen Pan-ling taught Wang Shu Chin the 24 movement walking stick form. Separate sections on Aikido Jo, Cane, Taijiquan cane and staff, Jodo, exercises with a short staff, selected quotations, techniques, selecting and purchasing a short staff, tips and suggestions, and a long section on the lore, legends, and magick of the short staff. This fifth video in the ranking series will help you put the finishing touches on your journey to becoming a Canemaster." VSCL.By "short staff" I mean a straight wooden staff or cane from 30" to 50" long.I welcome suggestions, comments and information from readers about good resources, links, books, pamphlets, videos, DVDs, VCDs, schools, workshops, events, techniques, forms, etc.. In 2013, I will be learning by studying, practicing, and documenting four different aspect of the cane.Third, I will continue practicing the basic cane exercises and drills found in the instructional DVDs The Basic Foundations of the Cane, and the Intermediate Techniques and Drills for the Cane as taught by Master Mark Shuey, Sr., from Cane Masters.