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In this set of videos, Liang Dehua shares the traditional Taiji spear training passed down from the Yang family.
This online program created by Liang Dehua focuses on the traditional Yang-family “Four sticking spears” training, helping you recognize the importance of Taiji spear training and develop authentic Taiji weapon skills through its structured syllabus. In addition, you will learn the solo and partner spear training exercises and specific practices using the long pole to develop Gong Li and increase your internal power.
Alongside the empty hand forms, weapon training was an essential part of Yang-family Taiji. Both Yang Luchan and Yang Banhou were famous for their spear skills and nicknamed “Yang the invincible.”
Initially, the Yang-family Taiji spear training contained two sets, the “Thirteen big spear” (十三大槍) and the “Twenty-four flower spear” (二十四式.) In Yong Nian, China (Yang Luchan’s hometown), the “Thirteen big spears” is still trained. The movements are also recorded in Li Yuyi’s manual, meaning that these sets are the original spear sets of the Yang family. Later, the Yang-family added their Taiji principles and created the “Thirteen Taiji sticking spear” two-person person training comprising the following methods.
- “Four sticking spears.”
- “Four non-sticking spears.”
- “Four disarming spears.”
- “One coiling spear.”
This course will specifically focus on the Yang-family Taiji “Four sticking spears” training.
In the past, the Taiji spear was an essential training method taught in the Yang family. The spear was trained not only as a weapon but also with the spearhead removed, and the long pole was used for Gong Li (power) training to increase Nei Jin (internal strength.)
Unlike today, most Taiji masters concentrated on spear training because it was an integral part of their training. Many Taiji masters, including Yang Chenfu, have mentioned that training with the spear every day can increase Nei Jin (internal strength.) In addition, the Taiji principles, stick (粘) adhere (黏) join (連) follow (隨) are also trained and developed through the spear training as well.
- An open mind and willingness to learn the traditional Taiji weapon training of the Yang-family
- The ability to listen and follow instructions
Who this course is for:
- Martial artists (all levels)
- Taijiquan / Tai Chi practitioners
- Kung fu enthusiasts
What you’ll learn:
- History of Taiji spear training
- Gong Li exercises to develop and increase internal power
- Exercises to develop footwork and stepping
- Four sticking spears solo exercises
- Four sticking spears partner exercises
- Four sticking spears two-person set
- Applications using sticking skills with a spear
- Taijiquan / Tai Chi Chuan weapon training
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
Lifetime access to the course costs only $59.00, a one-time payment.
How many videos are in the course?
There are 13 video lessons with in-depth teachings on the Yang-family Taijiquan “four sticking spears” included in the course. The videos are on-demand and can be accessed in any order.
Can I watch the videos on all of my devices?
Yes, the website is fully responsive, meaning that you can watch all of the videos on all devices, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
How can I pay?
We accept Paypal and all major Credit / Debit cards. All payments made on the site are secure, encrypted, and protected.
Will I get instant access to the videos?
Yes, once your payment has been processed, you will get instant access to all of the videos in the course.
I am a Xingyi and Shaolin practitioner, not a Tai Chi practitioner. Yet this course was still very helpful to look at and compare to my previous knowledge on the spear. I found the information to be broken down in a very organized and logical way. It made the information easily digestible. This is such a great course I recommend anyone interested in spear to take it.