SOME APPLICATIONS OF THE PLUM FLOWER SABRE

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Students at the Plum Flower Sabre Course in Frankdurt, Germany on 17th September 2009 not only learn the saber set but also its combat applications and philosophy. Some of the applications, including how to use a saber to counter a spear-thrust, are shown in the video series below.


Practicing Sabre-Force

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Just as in unarmed combat, one must have force to use the saber competently for combat. The video clip here shows one of the ways to develop some saber-force.

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The Formidable Spear

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Grandmaster Wong demonstrates the formidable attacks of a spear against an opponent using a saber.

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Deflecting and Countering a Spear-Thrust

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Deflect a spear-thrust and counter with a chop.

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Deflecting on the Right and on the Left

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Grandmaster Wong demonstrates deflecting a spear on the right and on the left.

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Fierce Tiger Descends Mountain

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This pattern that chops an opponent's hand as he attacks with a chop is called "Fierce Tiger Descends Mountain".

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Rain Washes Clear Sky

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This pattern, which is used to deflect the chopping attack of a the staff, is called "Rain Washes Clear Sky".

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Snow Flakes Cover Head

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Another effective pattern to deflect the chopping attack of the staff is "Snow Flakes Cover Head".

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Letting the Staff Glide Off

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Grandmaster Wong uses deflecting movements of the saber to let the staff glide off in its chopping momentum before counter-attacking the opponent.

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Deflecting and Counter-Attacking

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This is the tactic of "defence-cum-counter", deflecting the attack and counter-attacking immediately..

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Deflecting a Horizontal Sweep

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Notice how Grandmaster Wong deflects the horizontal sweep of another saber. Take note that it is not a block.

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The Most Formidable Weapon Attack

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Grandmaster Wong demonstrates the spear-thrust, regarded in kungfu circles as the most formidable weapon attack.

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Some Intricacies of the Spear-Thrust

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Grandmaster Wong demonstrates some intricacies of the spear-thrust.

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Using a Spear as a Dagger

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When in short range, a spear may be used as a dagger.

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Countering Holds on the Spear

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How would you counter if an opponent holds the shaft of your spear?

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You Do Not Block a Spear Thrust

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You do not block a spear-thrust, which can be dangerous. You deflect it safely.

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Counter against Pulling and Thrusting

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What should you do if your opponent pulls back his spear and thrusts you again as you try to deflect it?

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A Sophisticated Counter

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Grandmaster Wong demonstrates a sophisticated technique to overcome the pulling back and then thrusting of an opponents spear. This pattern is called "Rain Washes Clear Sky".

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Receive Wing Chop Tiger

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This is "Receive Wing Chop Tiger", deflecting and counter-attacking immediately.

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Green Dragon Shoots Pearl

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Grandmaster Wong dodges a horizontal sweep, then thrust out the saber with the pattern "Green Dragon Shoots Pearl".

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The Tactic of Defence-Cum-Counter

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After deflecting an opponent's attack, move forward to chop him. This is the tactic of "defence-cum-counter", which is frequently used in the saber application.

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No Defence Direct Counter

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This is the tactic of no "defence direct counter". As an opponent moves in to attack you with a chop of his staff, you move in diagonally to chop his arm.

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