Anthony Korahais of New York and Emiko Hsuen of Toronto demonstrating an application of Flowing Water Staff
This is a private webpage meant for students of Shaolin Wahnam Institute. Those who have not practiseed the application of the Flowing Water Staff may not be able to follow the illustrations below, because the illustrations are not meant for self-learning but meant to remind initiated students what they have learnt.
Note to Students
Sequence 1: Covering a Thrust
Anthony and Emiko greet each other. Anthony adopts the defence mode and Emiko adopts the attack mode.
Emiko attacks Anthony with a thrust, and Anthony covers accordingly. Then they reverse the attack and defence patterns. Repeat many times to develop the skills of timing, judgement and precision.
Sequence 2: Flicking away a Thrust
Emiko attacks Anthony with a thrust. Anthony flicks away the thrust. Immediately Anthony counter-attacks with a thrust, and Emiko flicks it away accordingly. Repeat the procedure many times.
Sequence 3: Thrust-flick in Circles
This sequence is similar to the previous sequence except that the two practitioners continue to thurst and flick in circles.
Sequence 4: Cover, Circle and Thrust
Emiko attacks with a thrust. Anthony covers Emiko's thrust.
Instead of thrusting back immediately, Anthony circles his staff around Emiko's staff and then thrust in from the outside. Emiko responds using the pattern "High Mountain Flowing Water".
Sequence 5: Thrust against Thrust
Emiko attacks Anthony with a thrust. Without covering or flicking, Anthony moves a small step to his side to avoid Emiko's attack, and counter- attacks with a thrust. This is employing the tactic of "counter-attacking without defending first".
Emiko flicks away Anthony's counter-attack, and responds with another thrust. Anthony defends with a flick.
Sequence 6: Phoenix Dots Head
Sequence 6 is first performed separately, then as a continuation of Sequence 5. Emiko attacks with a thrust. Anthony flicks away the attack.
Immediately Anthony uses "Phoenix Dots Head" to press against Emiko's front hand and then Emiko's head. Emiko responds with "High Mountains Flowing Water".
Sequence 7: Angling Fish
Emiko attacks with a chop on Anthony's head. Anthony moves a small step to his right and uses "Angling Fish" to hit Emiko's front hand with his staff.
Emiko responds with "High Mountain Flowing Water", and glides in to simultaneously strike Anthony's front hand and leg. Anthony moves another step to his right and respond wtih "Angling Fish", this time striking Emiko's head.
Emiko moves a samll to her right and flicks away Anthony's staff.