行月单刀 – Hang Yuet Dan Dao
Moon Flowing Single Broadsword
The first weapon in the system accustoms the student to using an object as an extension of the body. The form teaches grace and agility and many techniques that can be used when fighting opponents with long range weapons, such as a pole or spear.
双头棍 – Seung Tao Gwan
Double Headed Pole
The double-ended or short pole form contains many techniques and movements from the other weapon forms. This is arguably the most practical weapon, as short stick-like objects are often readily at hand and not as intrinsically lethal as knives or swords. It teaches the student to coordinate both arms to generate more power than a single arm will (upper-body connection) and improves the power at the waist. Body connection, or the ability to coordinate the upper- and lower-body movements, is improved with this form, though it becomes much more developed when training the long pole.
五郎八卦棍 – Ng Lung Ba Gwa Gwan
Fifth Brother Eight Diagram Pole
This set was famously used by Wong Fei Hung to defeat another master at a very young age. It lays the foundation of all the long-range weapons in the style. The long pole is often called the single-ended pole as many of the techniques were derived from the spear form of the Sung Dynasty Yang Family by the fifth brother: he cut off his spear to become a pole when he became ordained as a monk. The link between the movements of the upper body and lower body is greatly strengthened here, contributing to the devastating power that is so well-known in Hung Ga techniques.
子母双刀 – Ji Mo Seung Dao
Mother Son Double Swords
This form teaches the student to separate the action of each arm, whilst still working together (like mother and son – hence the name). They are also known as “Butterfly Knives”. It teaches threading and quick steps as the knives are very short-range: the practitioner must close the distance with the opponent very fast.
五郎八卦枪 – Ng Lung Ba Gwa Cheung
Fifth Brother Eight Diagram Spear
This form is the root of the Fifth Brother Eight Diagram Pole. The weapon is lighter and faster, however, and emphasizes piercing and slashing. Known as the ‘King of Weapons”, the spear form incorporates techniques used in military formations as well as single individual techniques.
春秋大刀 – Chuen Choy Dai Dao
Spring Autumn Great Sword
This is the famous “Gwan Dao” used by General Gwan, as often seen on many modern day altars. This long-handled heavy weapon concentrates on large strong movements while cutting and thrusting. Practising this form strengthens the entire body.
瑶家大扒 – Yu Ga Dai Pa
Yu Family Great Fork
The Tiger Fork is a long handled trident originally used to hunt tigers. Practitioners of this weapon become unusually strong and quick, as this weapon is heavy and difficult to manoeuvre.
牛骨扇 – Ngauh Gwat Sin
Beef Bone Fan
This form was created by our Great Grandmaster Tang Fung. It utilizes close-range concealed techniques, locks, and pressure point strikes to disable an armed or unarmed opponent.