Qi Mei Gun and Qi Mei Dui Gun
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches the basic sequences and solo drills for Shaolin Staff training. Staff training develops the fundamental skills required for all other long weapons training, and it is traditionally the first long weapon learned in Chinese martial arts.
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming demonstrates the solo and matching drills and instructs the first basic Staff sequence, Qi Mei Gun, with martial applications.
Partner drills and the 2-person Staff matching set, Qi Mei Dui Gun, are also demonstrated. Dr. Yang offers detailed instruction and corrections to every movement as students demonstrate, making it easy for the viewer to learn.
This program builds upon the fundamental techniques taught in the Taiji & Shaolin Staff Fundamental Training DVD (YMAA).
- History and Theory of Southern-style Staff.
- Various types of staff, such as rattan and white wax wood.
- Several solo and partner matching practice drills.
- Three complete video courses on one DVD.
This is the eyebrow height staff as done by Dr. Yang. He shows the staff form many times, but never really breaks it down for teaching. The two-person version of the set is similarly demoed. But his performance of the set is great and shows a strong version of traditional staff. Start with the fundamental staff DVD first before you tackle this one.