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Emiko Hsuen demonstrating the Ho Family Flowing Water Staff


This is a private webpage meant for students of Shaolin Wahnam Institute. Those who have not practiseed the Ho Family 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.



The “Ho Family Flowing Water Staff” was a legacy of the Ho family, taught only to family members. It was passed down by a famous Southern Shaolin master, whose real name was lost but who was well known by his nickname “Lan Tou Ho”, which means Ho with a Sore Head, because he seemed to have a perpetual sore on his forehead.

Sifu Ho Fatt Nam first taught it to some selected disciples outside the Ho family. Sifu Wong was one of the few privileged to learn it. The Flowing Water Staff Set (Lau Shuei Khuan), together with Fifth Son Pakua Staff Set (Ng Long Pa Kua Khuan), Six and a Half Point Staff Set (Luk Tim Poon Khuan) and Poisonous Snake Bar the Way Staff Set )Took Seai Lan Lou Khuan) were known in martial art circles in South China as the four great staff sets.

The Flowing Water Staff Set is not spectacular to watch, but is deadly effective for fighting. It is called “Flowing Water” after the expression “Yow kiew kiew seong kor, mo kiew shun shuei lau”, which means “Where there is a bridge; go along the bridge, if there is no bridge, let the water flow.” This expression contains the secrets of this deadly staff set.

(Editorial Note: The Chinese transcriptions in this webpage are in Cantonese pronunciation, Cantonese being the main dialect spoken by Shaolin masters in South China.)



Ho Family Flowing Water Staff (Ho Ka Lau Shuei Khuan)

The demonstration of the Flowing Water Staff Set below is by Emiko Hsuen of Canada.




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Application of Flowing Water Staff



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