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Way of the Short Staff Self-Defense Arts and Fitness Exercises Using a Short Wooden Staff Cane, Walking Stick, Jo, Zhang, Guai Gun, Four Foot Staff, Hiking Staff Whip Staff, 13 Hands Staff, Cudgel, Quarter Staff, Hanbo, Gun Bang Martial Arts Ways: Jodo, Aikijo, Jojutsu, Gun Quan, Zhang Quan  Bibliographies, Links, Resources, Guides, Media, Instructions, Forms, Lore, History Cane     Aikido Jo     Karate Jo     Taijiquan Cane     Tai Chi Staff     Bagua Staff    Bo, Long Staff, Spear Techniques     Quotations     Other Short Staff Arts     Lore, Legends, Magick     My Practices    Cane Koans Purchasing and Sizing a Staff or Cane     Walking     Fitness    Workshops     Shifu Miao Zhang Points the Way Eight Immortals Taiji Cane     Northern Energy Taiji Cane     Shaolin Cane    Wudang Tiger Tail Staff   Cloud Hands Website     Valley Spirit Qigong     Subject Index to Cloud Hands Webpages   Cloud Hands Blog      Study with Mike Garofalo      Research by Michael P. Garofalo       Valley Spirit Taijiquan   Introduction I began to revise and update this webpage in September, 2008.  Its purpose is to record my travels along the Way of the Short Staff.  I had already prepared a fairly comprehensive and popular webpage on Staff Weapons.  During 2013, this webpage on the short staff will be researched and expanded so as to exclusively focus on my practice and knowledge of the Way of the Short Staff.  By "short staff" I mean a straight wooden staff or cane from 30" to 50" long. I welcome suggestions, comments and information from readers about good resources, links, books, pamphlets, videos, DVDs, VCDs, schools, workshops, events, techniques, forms, etc..  Please send your email to Mike Garofalo.   Many "Thanks" to Master Thomas (Toma) Rosenzweig in Los Angeles for the information he sent to me on the short staff.  Thanks also to Jose Marrero and Jeff Raymer.    In 2013, I will be learning by studying, practicing, and documenting four different aspect of the cane.  First, I will be learning and practicing the Chen Style Taijiquan Dan Dao (Broadsword) 23 Movement Form with my cane; and the Shaolin Cane by Master Ten Mancuso.  Second, with my cane, I will continue practicing the Eight Immortals Tai Chi Cane Form, Routine 1, based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan, as taught by Master Jesse Tsao; and the 32 Standard Sword Form.  Third, I will continue practicing the basic cane exercises and drills found in the instructional DVDs The Exercise System of the Cane, The Basic Foundations of the Cane, and the Intermediate Techniques and Drills for the Cane as taught by Master Mark Shuey, Sr., from Cane Masters.  Fourth, while walking, I will do a modified version of the the Magic Pearl Qigong, other modified Qigong sets, and various fitness and martial practices with my cane.  Fifth, I will continue to do research on the cane and short staff, and continue to improve this webpage.   I use a 40" pure hickory heartwood combat cane for all my weapons practice; and, adapt other short staff, sword, and broadsword routines and techniques for practice and performances with my hooked wooden cane.  The only weapon I practice with on a daily basis is a wooden cane; and the only weapon I teach now in my Taijiquan classes is the cane.  Also, whenever I take a long walk, anywhere, I bring my cane along.                                 Best wishes for Good Fortune, Good Health, Peace, and Prosperity in 2014.    Michael P. Garofalo, M.S. Valley Spirit Taijiquan Green Way Research, Red Bluff, California, � 2014   杖     Disclaimer Warning:  Practicing with Staff Weapons Can Be a Dangerous Activity for Adults     Short Staff Weapons Bibliography, Links, Resources, Forms, Guides, Lessons, Media       A Note to Readers:  The Cloud Hands website has been online continuously since 2001.  In 2008, over 1,900,000 webpages (excluding graphics) were served to readers around the world from the Cloud Hands website.  This short staff webpage was served to over 19,500 readers in 2010.  Since 2005, I have also provided an associated blog to point to changes and additions at the Cloud Hands website:  The Cloud Hands: Mind/Body Movement Arts Blog.  Since Cloud Hands is a very well-established and stable website, it provides readers with a good and secure starting point for their online research into Taijiquan and Qigong.  The Cloud Hands website is funded entirely by Green Way Research, with volunteer efforts by Michael P. Garofalo.      Unfortunately, as everyone knows, many other websites and webpages appear and then disappear from the Internet scene.  Authors do not pay to keep up their web hosting services, loose a "free hosting" option, change filenames, or decide to remove webpages for various reasons.  Consequently, links to some good webpages become invalid and files are no longer found on the Internet.  You may find a some of these "dead links" to nonexistent webpages cited below; and, there is no way to avoid this troublesome situation.  For this reason, when you do find a good and useful webpage, be sure to save the webpage to a folder on your hard drive or server.      I am inconsistent about italicizing non-English words in this webpage.  Too much italicizing makes for more difficult reading for me.      I welcome and encourage your suggestions for how to improve this webpage.  Your comments, ideas, contributions, and constructive criticism are encouraged.  Send your suggestions to my email box.            Aikido Jo   Aikido of Manhattan, Aikido Jo Practice  2:12 Minutes Video Aikido Jo Katas: 13, 31, 25  Video Clips   Right and front views.  Aikido Short Staff: Way of the Short Staff Aikido 13 Jo Kata.  Right View.  Aikido 13 Jo Kata.   Aikido World for Beginners. Aikido 13 Jo Kata and 31 Jo Kata Videos.  Ki Shin Tai Dojo  (Look in video clips) Aikido 13 Jo Kata, Video clip, 16 seconds.  Wałbrzyski Klub Aikido Aikido 31 Jo Kata.   By Stefan Stenudd.   13KB.  Photographs and brief descriptions.     Aikido 31 Jo Kata with Awase.  By Jonathan Diesch.   A two person kata.   Aikido 31 Count Jo Kata and Kumi Jo.   By Jonathan Diesch.   Descriptions.  Aikido 31 Jo Kata No Kumi (Iwama Ryu)   Saito Sensei  Aikido 31 Jo Kata.  Demonstrated by Saito Sensei.  Narration in French.  UTube, 5:34.  Front view, side view, footwork view, Aikido 31 Jo Kata.   Written and graphical instructions.     Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba practicing Jo techniques with his son. Aikido 31 Jo Kata and 13 Jo Kata Videos.  Ki Shin Tai Dojo  (Look in video clips)  Aikido 31 Jo Kata in Four Directions.  By Sensei Stephan Stenudd.  Descriptions and b&w photos of each movement sequence, includes video clips. Aikido 31 Jo Kata - U Tube Videos Aikido Staff Weapons Aikido Weapons Techniques Aikijo - Staff Techniques in Aikido.  By Morihiro Saito of Iwama Aikido.  Instructional DVD, 45 minutes.  This video includes: 31 Jo Kata, 20 Jo Suburi, 31 Jo Kumiko, 10 Kumijo, and 13 Jo Awase.      Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo: The Sword and Staff of Aikido.  Instructional DVD.  Aikido Weapons.  Instructional DVD by Patricia Guerri.  Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick and Knife of Aikido.  By Phong Thong Dang and Lynn Seiser.  124 pages.  Tuttle Publishing Co., 2006.  ISBN: 0804836418.  Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands: Taijiquan and Qigong  Website Bay Marin Area Aikido  Cloud Hands Blog  The Correct Length for a Jo Stave.  Interview with Morihiro Saito.  Aiki News #74, April 1987.  Interview by Stanley Pranin.  History of Jo.  Jo: Art of the Japanese Short Staff.  By David Lowry and Mike Lee.  Black Belt Communications, Inc., 1987.  Eight printing, 2002.  Glossary, 191 pages.  ISBN: 0897501160.  VSCL.  Martial Arts Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff.  By Michael P. Garofalo. Mastering Aikido Level 5 Bo-Jo (Wooden Staff Techniques)  Instructional DVD, 52 minutes.  Purchasing a Jo or Cane Saito Sensei, Morihiro Saito Sensei, 1928-2002, 9th Dan Shihan.  Head of the Iwama Dojo and keeper of the Aiki-jinja.  Saito Sensei is an Aikido grand master who trained with Morihei Ueshiba for 23 years.  Tribute and photographs.  Saito Sensei was a noted organizer of Aikido jo katas.     Morihei Ueshiba Sensei and Morihiro Saito Sensei Seitei Jodo or Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei Jodo, is a modern form of jodo created by the Japanese martial artist Shimizu Takaji and presented to the All Japan Kendo Federation in 1968.  The Staff: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes, Lessons  Strikes with the Stick and Cane.  60 strikes are described by Tom Lang.  87Kb, PDF.  Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff Traditional Aikido of Santa Rosa.  Bo and Jo katas, one person and two person, are part of the training program at this dojo. "O-Sensei, the founder of Aikido, was skillful with both sword and staff, frequently demonstrating the same movements to be effective even while empty-handed." The Bo is a stave, about 7' feet long.  A Bo Kata is a formal standardized exercise with the Bo.  Bojutsu means the techniques of using the Bo.   Vendors, Retailers, and Manufacturers of Jos, Short Staffs, Canes, Walking Sticks      Videos Online about the Aikido Jo Aikido Jo - Google Video Search Aikido Jo Kata, 13 Moves, 16 seconds, Wałbrzyski Klub Aikido  Aikido 13 Jo Kata   By Sensei Francis.  Aikido Jo Kata, 31 Moves, 33 seconds, Wałbrzyski Klub Aikido Aikido Staff Kata #2, Richard Polichetti, 25 seconds       Return to the Index at the Top of This Webpage             Cane Walking Stick, Bo-Jutsu, Bo-Cane, Shillalah, Stick, Zh�ng, Ji Pang E, Hanbo 杖 Zh�ng: a cane, staff, rod, or walking stick, Guai Gun (Hooked Cane) Duanbang 短棒, Chang 杖, Bang 棒 Cane, Canne, Stock, Bast�n, Canna, Тросточка canne de marche, gehender stock, bast�n que camina, canna ambulante, гуляя тросточка     Advanced Techniques and Takedowns of the Cane.  Instructional DVD, 45 minutes.  Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey, Sr., founder of Cane Masters.  Cane Masters Instructional Video Series, Volume 4.  "Featuring the devastating power of the crook, the fourth ranking video shows a wide variety of takedowns and control techniques specifically designed for the cane, as well as defensive techniques for use against a variety of weapons."  VSCL.  All-Round Fighting in Edwardian London: Pierre Vigny.  By Graham Noble.    American Street Combat with Cane.  Bill Miller.  Asian Fighting Techniques Featuring Long Staff and Cane.  Demonstration and instruction by Christopher Keith and James Bouchard.  Instructional DVD, 88 minutes, color.  Shami Production, 2006.  ASIN:  B000KJU2DG.  Basic Foundation of the Cane.  By Grandmaster Mark Shuey, Sr., Founder of Cane Masters.  Instructional DVD.  "As the �backbone� of our self defense techniques, this video shows all the blocks, strikes, punches, twirls, swings, etc. in the Cane Masters system demonstrated both right and left handed. If you are serious about learning how to use the cane, this video is a must!" Cane Masters Instructional Video Series, Volume 2, Blocks, Strikes, Swings, Jabs and More.  Beginner's Guide to Using a Cane Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang.  Instructional DVD, 54 Minutes, 2006.  Tai Chi Cane Kata.  Developed by James Bouchard.  "Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang means 'Northern Energy Taiji Cane.' This exciting original form was created to introduce the cane to Taiji practitioners, and to introduce Taiji principles to martial artists interested in the cane.  Beifang Qi includes sets of "Qigong" or "energy exercises", multiple views of the form and a complete section on basic applications. Each movement is named for easy reference and the DVD version includes interactive menus.  Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang is appropriate for novices, yet experienced martial artists will find new levels of understanding.  Endorsed by Cane Masters International."   Video Clip  VSCL.  Notes.  This DVD also includes a warm up Qigong routine that is useful for everyone.  It will be of special interest to those who practice the Eight Section Brocade Qigong form.  There are eight movements in the Beifang Qi Qigong form: 1.  Lifting the Sky, 2. Press Earth and Sky, 3. Drawing the Bow, 4. Look Over Shoulder, 5.  Touch the Earth, 6. Bear Swims with Cane, 7. Willow Tree Stretch, and 8. Wave Away Demons.    Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang (Northern Energy Taiji Cane): List of Movements, Directions and Notes by Michael P. Garofalo.  Beginner's Guide to Using the Cane.  By Don Rearic.  12Kb.  Black Belt Ranking Video for the Cane.  Instructional DVD, 45 minutes.  Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey, Sr., founder of Cane Masters.  Cane Masters Instructional Video Series, Volume 6.  "This video contains information on the required Cane Masters Kata, cane care techniques, advanced techniques, and an interview with Grand Master Mark Shuey.  Along with the curriculum on the other five instructional videos, you will now have everything you need to learn in order to pass your Black Belt test, or to increase your knowledge of the cane."  VSCL.  Bodhidharma's (Damo) Cane Kung Fu Demonstration.  UTube Video, 2:01 minutes.  "Broadsword and Singlestick - with Chapters on Quarter-staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking Stick, Umbrella and other Weapons of Self Defence; The Quarter-Staff"  By Allanson-Winn, R.G. and C. Phillipps-Wolley.  London : George Bell & Sons. 1st edition, 1898.  Cane   In Chinese: 杖 Zh�ng: a cane, staff, rod, or walking stick.  Also spelled: Zh�ng. Chang, Jeung, Zoeng.  The Cane: Ancient Weapon for Seasoned Practitioners.  By Bruce Cohen.  Kung Fu Magazine article, 3/09.  Cane and Walking Stick Martial Arts and Exercises The Cane as a Weapon.  By A. C. Cunningham.  Civil Engineer, U. S. Navy.  For sale by Army and Nave Register, Washington, D., C., 1912.  National Capital Press, Inc., Washington, D. C.  PDF format, 25 pages, 1.3 MB.  Mirror1   The Cane: Beginning and Intermediate Levels.  Cane Masters International Association.  "This spiral bound manual touches on the warmups and stretches of the cane, in addition to beginning and intermediate levels of self defense. Over 200 pages of text and images based on the first three instructional videos. Written by Grand Canemaster Mark Shuey, Sensei Bruce Vinciguerra and Canemaster David Kelly."  VSCL.  Cane Blocks and Strikes.    By Master Thomas (Toma) Rosenzweig.  Cane and Walking Stick Books  Cane Exercises with a Stretch Band.    By Master Thomas (Toma) Rosenzweig.  Cane Fighting.  By John Vesia.  "The cane as an effective fighting weapon is nothing new and has made appearances in a number of cultures. In Portugal, the fighting cane is called the jogo do pau. In France, savateurs train with la canne. Cannistes wear protective gear and fencing helmets in matches. A similar weapon in Japan is the jo, a wooden staff about four feet long." The Cane for Self Defense.  Demonstration by Gordon Oster.  Instructional DVD, 80 minutes, color.  Turtle Press, 2006.  ASIN: B000H0MGLE.  Cane Fu, Kane Fu.  Magazine and newspaper articles on teaching exercise with canes for seniors.  Article 1, Article 2, Article 3.  The CaneMaster: A Self Defense Expert, Fitness Teacher, and Healer.  Information about the programs of Dave Mcneil of Goju Shorei, and Mark Shuey Sr. of Canemasters.  Hapkido Cane-Do Kai information.    Cane Links   Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California.  Cane Masters: Basic Foundation and Street Techniques Videos.  A product review by Phil Elmore.  "The Martialist: Magazine for Those Who Fight Unfairly." Cane Masters:  Your Source of Self-Defense and Exercise Using the Cane.  Numerous canes, instructional videotapes, and related supplies and equipment are sold.     Are you interested in actualtests 640-864?  Get our self paced certkiller 000-035 and testking 642-902 study packages to pass your testking 646-206 without any difficulty in testking VCP5-DCV.   Cane Masters International Association (CMIA).  Board of Directors. The Cane of Shaolin.  By Ted Mancusco.  Cane Patch for Uniform    Cane Research Project at Valley Spirit Taijiquan Self-Defense Arts and Fitness Exercises Using a Cane, Walking Stick, or Short Wooden Staff All documents were created by Michael P. Garofalo, M.S. Published by Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California, 2009 These documents normally include a list of the movement names in the specific cane or short staff form, and the final direction to face for each named movement sequence.  Some documents provide detailed descriptions for each of the movement sequences.  All documents include some commentary, notes, and a bibliography of books, media, and links.  Many of these documents are in Adobe PDF read/print only format.  The documentation of this research is an ongoing project of mine from 2009-2011; consequently, many documents are still very incomplete.  Over time, I intend to provide descriptions for each movement, including: 1) the martial technique used, 2) the direction of technique application, 3) the poetic name, and 4) the final leg stance.  Nearly all of these forms can be practiced with a cane or walking staff under 40" long; and some with a longer short staff up to eyebrow length.    Development Key:  C:  Undergoing current development, current project.   F = Research completed, project finished.  L =  Develop Later, incomplete, not researched.  My current research in the Spring of 2009 is on the Shaolin Kung Fu Cane, the Eight Immortals Cane I and the Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan.     Ba Gua Staff.  Created by Professor Jiang Zhou Chun, and taught by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye.  16 movements.  List of names and directions.  VSCL.  Bodhidharma's Shaolin Cane (Damo Cane, Shaolin Damo Kung Fu Cane); as taught by Master Shi Deyang.  21 movements in 3 sections.  List of names and directions.  VSCL.  Cane Research Project and Blog Notes from Michael Garofalo, Valley Spirit Taijiquan.  Cloud Hands Taijiquan  Bibliographies, Instructions, Guides, and Research in Taijiquan and Qigong.  Chen Taijiquan Broadsword Form.  As taught by Grandmaster Chen Zenglei.  23 Postures/Movements.   Practice with cane.  List of Names.  F Chen Shen-Pu's Taijiquan Short Staff.  Created by Grandmaster Chen Shen-Pu, and taught by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye..  74 movements.  List of Names.  F Eight Dragons Baguazhang Cane Forms.  By Michael P. Garofalo.  Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California.  L Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane, Routine One, Yang Style of Taijiquan.  As taught by Master Jesse Tsao.  36 movements in 10 lessons.  List of names, directions, descriptions, bibliography, and notes.  C   Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane, Routine Two, Chen Style of Taijiquan.  As taught by Master Jess Tsao.  36 movements in 10 lessons.  List of Names.  L How I Use Instructional DVD's to Learn Cane Forms  F Martial Arts Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff.   Lists, notes, comments, techniques, and bibliography.  384 Kb+   C Northern Energy Taiji Cane (Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang).  As taught by Sensei James Bouchard.  24 movements.  List of names and descriptions.  L Shaolin Kung Fu Cane.  As taught by Shifu Ted Mancuso.  List of the names of the movements, directions, detailed descriptions for 16 lessons, bibliography, notes, and comments.  C  Standard Simplified Yang Style Sword Form.  32 movements.  Detailed descriptions and illustrations.  Practice with a cane.  F Tchoung Ta-Tchen Walking Stick Form.   Created by Grandmaster Tchoung Ta-Tchen.  35 Movements.  List of names.  L Way of the Short Staff.   Comprehensive bibliography of books, media, links, and resources.  Includes research on cane, short staff, walking stick, jo, etc..  F Way of the Staff.  Comprehensive bibliography of books, media, links, and resources.  Includes research on the staff, bo, gun, quarterstaff, pole, etc..  F Wudang Tiger Tail Short Staff .  As taught by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye.  48 movements in this Wudang Mountain Taoist sort staff form.  List of names.  F Yang Family Tai Chi Short Staff by Xu Minshan.  As taught by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye.  104 postures.  List of names.  F     Cane Quest.  A must visit website for cane collectors!  Fascinating information on the history and lore of canes.  Cane Self Defense Advice.    By Master Thomas (Toma) Rosenzweig.  Canes and Martial Arts Weapons Canes and Walking Sticks Construction.   By Betty Rahbar. Canes and Walking Sticks - Google Links  Cane Self-Defense Cane Self Defense UTube Videos  Cane - Tai Chi Chuan, Taijiquan Canes: There Not Just for Walking Anymore  Cane - Wikipedia CD Davis Group Self-Defense Tactical Products Including Cane  The Cane: Weapons Arts of a Gentleman.  Instructional DVD by Emil Farkas.  55 Minutes.         Cloud Hands Blog  The Damo Cane. Shaolin Single Cane.  VCD instructional video.  The Damo Cane VCD for Self-Instruction.  Demonstrated and Explained by Feng Yan.  Language: Chinese and English.  Published by Henan Electronic Audio and Video Press.  ISRC CNF420100730.  The original creator of the Damo Cane was Cheng Tongshan, a well-known boxing master.   See also Shaolin Cane. Defense Cane I.  Instructional DVD.  C Davis Group.  Defense Cane 2.  Instructional DVD.  C Davis Group. Don Jong: The Hapkido Cane.  By Scott Shaw.  Dragon Head Walking Cane.  Instructional DVD by Grandmaster Wing Lam.  Erle Montigue, Fa-Jing Stick, Yang Family Medium Stick Erle Montique, Fa-Jing Stick Fighting Eight Immortals Tai Chi Cane Form The Exercise System with the Cane.  Instructional DVD, 45 minutes.  Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey, Sr., founder of Cane Masters.  Cane Masters Instructional Video Series, Volume 1: Isometric, Stretching, Resistance, Basic Techniques.  "The material in this video is based solely on the physical fitness aspects of using the cane either with our without a resistance band. You will see not only the proper technique of performing each exercise, but also a graphic representation of that portion of the body being stressed.  We have had many doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists report that they have patients who have benefited greatly from this program."  VSCL.  Evolution of Club to Staff The Fighting Cane: Armed, Elegant and Invisible.  By Ted Truscott.  13Kb.  French Cane Fencing  Goju-Shorei Weapons System.  By Master Dave McNeil.  Cane system. A detailed textbook (288 pages). videos, canes and other products are offered for sale.  Goju-Shorei is a three weapons system: cane, knife, and fan.  Goju-Shorei Weapons System, Video 1, Yellow and Orange Ranks.  Katas and techniques.  This is the foundation tape for all the other ranks.  Instructional VHS, 41 minutes.    Goju-Shorei Weapons System, Video 2.  Purple and Green Ranks.  Instructional VHS, 40 minutes.  With the Progressive Strike Zones, the student will add cane to cane contact to the learning process.  Two katas and 20 techniques round out this videotape."   Hapkido Cane: Big Stick Fighting from the Dojo to the Street.  Instructional DVD by Alain Burrese.  150 minutes.  Hapkido Cane-Do Kai.  A martial art developed by Joe Robaina.  History of the Korean Cane (Ji Pang E).  By Master James Benko.  10Kb.  How to Walk Safely with a Cane.  By Sifu John Chow.  Hsing I Cane Form by Master Huang Su Chun  UTube Demonstrations.  List of movement name in English and Chinese from Poetry in Motion Tai Chi Chuan website by Jeff Raymer.  Index to the Cloud Hands Website   A detailed, alphabetically arranged, subject index to webpages and documents offered at the Cloud Hands Website. Intermediate Techniques and Drills for the Cane.  Instructional DVD, 45 minutes.  Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey, Sr., founder of Cane Masters.  Cane Masters Instructional Video Series, Volume 3, Intermediate Techniques and Defensive Drills.  "This video utilizes the elements shown in the �Basic Foundation� tape and combines them into easy to follow techniques to ward off attacks by a single opponent. 45 minutes long, the video is complete with practice drills for fighting and self-defense with a partner."  VSCL.  Martial Arts Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff.  By Michael P. Garofalo.   Martial Cane Concepts.  By Michael Janich.  A Realistic System of Walking Stick Self Defense.  Instructional DVD, 70 minutes.  Paladin Press, 805966056937.   Master the Cane.  Featuring  Grandmaster Ted Gambordella.  Instructional DVD, Mastering the Cane.  Featuring Ted Tabura.  Instructional DVD.  Personal Self-Defense with a Walking Cane Purchasing a Cane or Walking Stick Raising Cane: The Unexpected Martial Art.  By Octavio Ramos.   Velluminous Press, 2006.  188 pages.  ISBN: 1905605102.   This book features fairly detailed explanations with illustrations of many cane strikes, blocks, and maneuvers by a former sheriff.  Black and white photographs and descriptions of all cane techniques.VSCL.  The Return of the Cane: A Natural History of the Walking Stick.  By Gerard J. Van Den Broek.  International Books, 2007.  120 pages.  ISBN: 9057270501.  "Much more than a study of walking sticks as antiques and collectibles, this fascinating book also explores the myths and symbols associated with sticks and canes. Noting that apes use sticks as tools, to humans the stick is also a form of power. Batons, clubs, dueling sticks, scepters, staffs, and magic wands are cited and discussed showing the ancient association of sticks with authority, piety, strength, wisdom, and the supernatural; a chapter is devoted to famous canes in history and literature; and photographs and illustrations throughout present canes of various woods, decoration, and rarity."  VSCL.  Self-Defense with a Cane.  By E. W. Barton-Wright, 1901.  Self-Defense with a Cane, Part 2.  By E. W. Barton-Wright, 1901.  Self-Defense: Cane 1.  Instructional DVD.  Cane workshop by Charles Davis.  Shifu Zhang's Mysterious Cane  Shaolin Cane: Bibliography, Links, Resources The Shaolin Cane: The Wooden Weapon of Kung Fu.  Instruction by Ted Mancuso.  Instructional DVD, 60 minutes.  Plum Publications, Santa Cruz, California, � 2005.  "In this presentation by Ted Mancuso, he utilizes a traditional Shaolin cane set taught to him by one of his teachers, Lam Kwong Wing, to explore the very nature of weapons work. Introductory remarks bring new points to light about the usefulness of weapons work especially, with simple, easily available instruments. Among the topics covered, Mr. Mancuso discusses and demonstrates:  Basic strikes and their applicability to all weapons.  Grips and the "flexible hand" concept.  The traditional Northern Shaolin Boxing Cane form.  In-depth stepwise breakdowns of each section of this fast and mobile form.  Examples of applications, including running commentary explaining more than just the movements but the reasoning behind cane defenses.  According to this teacher, "Over the years students have come to me and say, - I'd like to learn the cane from you. When I ask why they always say something like, - For my father. He's getting old. At that point I have to explain to them that this is one of the most dynamic weapons sets in the entire Shaolin arsenal. After all, if you think about it handing a simple stick to a Kung Fu artists who can do sword, spear, whip and dagger is just like saying "anything goes." This is definitely not your grandfather's cane form."  In this instructional DVD, the lineage of this particular Shaolin Cane form is given as:  Ted Mancuso was taught by Lam Kwong Wing,  who was taught by Yim Shang Mo, who was taught by Gu Ru Shang,  who was taught by Yan Gi Wen, who was taught by Yan Di Gong, who was taught by Wang Bang Cai, who was taught by Gan Feng Chi, who was taught by Monk Zhao Yuan He Shang.  Read the short essay by Ted Mancuso on The Shaolin Cane.   VSCL.      Shuey, Mark Sr.  Karate Master and Cane Grand Master.  Biography 1, Biography 2.   Founder of Canemasters.  President of Cane Masters International Association (CMIA).  Interview by WMA.         Mark Shuey Sr. Cane Grandmaster The Staff: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes, Lessons The Stick and Cane in Close Combat.  By Tom Lang.   Unique Publications.  ISBN: 0865682577.  "The result of a 7 year intensive study of grappling techniques with the stick and cane, the book presents more than 120 jointlocks, takedowns, chokes, holds, disarms, surprise attacks, rolls, strikes, and exercises with the stick and cane in 750 photographs. These techniques were collected and refined from those described in more than 120 books and videos on the topic as practiced in several traditions, as well as from my 35+ years of experience in the martial arts.  It is the largest collection of these techniques yet published. Stick Fighting  Street Techniques of the Cane.  Instructional DVD, 45 minutes.  Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey, Sr., founder of Cane Masters.  Cane Masters Instructional Video Series, Volume 4.  "We have combined a variety of blocks and counters introduced in our other instructional videos into a series of techniques designed for self-defense in a true street situation. GM Shuey and his son will show you some great �down and dirty� tactics against a number of different attacks." Strikes with the Stick and Cane.  60 strikes are described by Tom Lang.  87Kb, PDF.  Tai Chi Chuan, Taijiquan - Cane, Short Staff Tai Chi Partner Cane From (San Tsai Tuan Kun).  By Sifu Michael Gilman and Stephani Morel, Port Townsend, Washington.  Detailed instructions with b&w photographs online.  An instructional videotape is also available for Sifu Gilman, and available online.  "This is a useful, short (11 movements per side) partner form. When the transition is added, one ends up with a beautiful, instructive partner or solo form. These lessons are divided into sections. The first is the Introduction and all the applications for the form. The second and third sections break down each of the two sides and teach the movements. The last section shows the   form performed as a partner form. Keep in mind that there is a companion VHS video tape available through the on-line store."  Tai Chi Partner Cane (San Tsai Tuan Kun).  Three Powers Stick, Short Stick practices.  There are videos on UTube for each lesson:  Lesson One 8:32, Lesson Two: 9:15, Lesson Three, 8:27, Lesson Four, 9:11, Lesson Five, 8:55, Lesson Six, 9:24, Lesson Seven, 6:04.  Taiji Zhang: Japanese, Chinese, and Okinawan Styles.  Instructional DVD, 2006.  By Christopher Keith and James Bouchard.  Tchoung Ta-Tchen Walking Stick Form.  35 movements.  A lively taijiquan walking stick or cane form Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff.  By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S., Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California.  January 2009.  100Kb.  Includes Strikes - Two Hands, Strikes - One Hand, Blocks - Two Hands, Blocks - One Hand, Sweeps, Pull Downs, Chops, Jabs, Pokes, Punches.  The document provides a bibliography, links, and resources.  The document includes brief descriptions for each short staff and/or cane technique.  Thunder Stick Form developed by Chen Pan-Ling and as taught by Chen Yun-Ching. Traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane, Routine One.  Demonstrated by Master Jesse Tsao.  Routine One is based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan.  Instructional DVD, 64 minutes.  Produced by Tai Chi Healthways, San Diego, 2008.  Master Tsao developed this cane form himself, with grandmaster Zhu Tiancai's support.  Traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane, Routine One.  These lists and detailed descriptions of each movement are for the use of students at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center in Red Bluff, California.  Routine One is based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan, and we teach the Yang Style of T'ai Chi Ch'uan at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center.  This tai chi cane form is taught on an instructional DVD by Master Jesse Tsao.  Master Tsao developed this cane form himself, with grandmaster Zhu Tiancai's support.  All students studying this Tai Chi Cane form should purchase this very good instructional DVD from Master Jesse Tsao for their home study.    A.   List of Movements, List of Lessons, and References for Routine One, (PDF Format, 27Kb, 4 pages).   B.   List of Movements, and Lesson List for Routine One (PDF Format, 18Kb, 1 page).   C.   Lesson 1: Descriptions of the movements in Routine One, Movements 1-4 (PDF format, 33 Kb, 4 pages).    D.   Lesson 2: Descriptions of the movements in Routine One, Movements 5-9 (PDF format, 35 Kb, 4 pages).  Traditional Tai Chi Eight Immortals Cane, Routine Two (Cannon Cane).  Demonstrated by Master Jesse Tsao.  Routine Two, Cannon Cane, is based on the Chen Style of Taijiquan.  Instructional DVD, 65 minutes.  Produced by Tai Chi Healthways, San Diego, 2008.  Master Tsao developed this cane form himself, with grandmaster Zhu Tiancai's support.  Training with Canes Discussion  Valley Spirit Center Library Collection = VSCL, Red Bluff, California.  Valley Spirit Taijiquan Cane Links  Vendors, Retailers, and Manufacturers of Canes, Walking Sticks, Short Staffs       Videos on U Tube:  Tai Chi Cane, Taijiquan Cane, Hapkido Cane  VSCL = Valley Spirit Center Library Collection, Red Bluff, California.  Walkiing Cane Information: History, Facts, and Usage of Canes  Walking Stick and Cane Books The Walking Stick Method of Self-Defense.  By H. G. Lang, 1923.  Published by Kirk Lawson.  118 pages.  The Walking Stick Method of Self-Defense.  By Officer.  Published by Palladin Press, 2004.  96 pages.  ISBN: 1581604386.  Walking Stick - Wikipedia "Wang Shu-Chin's T'ai Chi Walking Stick," By Manfred Erich Rottmann, T'ai Chi International Magazine of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Vol. 18, No. 6, December, 1994, pp. 26-29.  Wang Shu-Chin (1904-1981).  According to Marnix Wells, Chen Pan-ling taught Wang Shu Chin the 24 movement walking stick form.   Way of the Short Staff.  By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.  A comprehensive guide to the practice of the short staff, cane, jo, walking stick, gun, zhang, whip staff, 13 Hands Staff, and related wood short staff weapons.  A detailed and annotated guide, bibliography, lists of links, resources, instructional media, online videos, and lessons.   Includes use of the short staff and cane in martial arts, self-defense, walking and hiking.  Separate sections on Aikido Jo, Cane, Taijiquan cane and staff, Jodo, exercises with a short staff, selected quotations, techniques, selecting and purchasing a short staff, tips and suggestions, and a long section on the lore, legends, and magick of the short staff.  Includes "Shifu Miao Zhang Points the Way."  Published by Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California.  Updated on a regular basis since October, 2008.  Filesize: 335+ Kb.  Related to Mike's popular webpage on the Staff. The Ways of Walking: Quotes, Poems, Sayings, and Lore Winning Katas of the Cane.  Instructional DVD, 51 minutes.  Developed by Grandmaster Mark Shuey, Sr., founder of Cane Masters.  Cane Masters Instructional Video Series, Volume 5, Winning Katas with Techniques.  "Mark Shuey Sr. shares his advanced techniques and winning katas with you in this 51 minute tape. These are the same katas he used to win 50 first places, 6 Grand Championships, and the World and National Titles in 1998 and 1999! This fifth video in the ranking series will help you put the finishing touches on your journey to becoming a Canemaster."  VSCL.  Workshops, Seminars, Lectures, Demonstrations on the Cane, Walking Stick, Jo, Short Staff   Disclaimer Warning:  Practicing with Staff Weapons Can Be a Dangerous Activity for Adults   Videos Online about the Cane Cane Masters  Cane Weapons on UTube  Ji Pan Gi Hyung (Cane Form)  6:01 Three Powers Cane Form, Michael Gilman, Lesson One   Cane Notes and Information   "So what are the areas that a "CaneMaster" excels in? All Master level cane practitioners excel in cane self defense, teaching ability, exercising with the cane and natural healing. By taking a look at three of the pioneers of the art of the cane and the way in which they present their art, we find the commonalities that define the masters. GM Dave Mcneil of Goju Shorei has made the isometric cane exercises and stretches an integral part of conditioning for the cane in his system. He has also incorporated "seikufujutsu" a type of Japanese restorative massage as part of his advanced dan requirement. Of course, the self defense tecniques and kata are the foundation of the system. GCM Shuey of the CMIA, in addition to the self defense techniques and kata incorporates cane isometrics, stretches, cane exercise bands for resistance training and has entered the physical rehabilitation arena with his unique cane exercise system to the point where some medical insurance companies have offered reimbursement for his programs. GCM Shuey has brought the cane to the general public beyond its self defense and fitness context. Anyone who uses the cane as a medical aid can now turn it into a valuable equalizer. CM Robaina of the Cane-Do Kai likewise presents the cane as a complete martial art that offers self -defense, personal fitness and natural healing. Robaina who owns the Cane Masters Cane-Do Kai dojo in Miami, actually has a personal fitness and healing practice revolving around the cane. Robaina integrates cane stretches, isometrics, exercise bands and a yoga-pilates like cane exercise system. He also developed the "Quantum Cane" energy healing technique that he currently teaches to lay people as well as licensed health care professionals. CM Robaina holds the credentials to bring this system to the public since he is a degreed exercise physiologist, Master of Sports Science, certifed Specialist in Performance Nutrition, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Board Certified Doctor of Naturopathy. So based on the approach of three of the premiere cane exponents today we can agree that a CaneMaster is a teacher of self protection, personal exercise, healing, and recuperative technques. A valuable contributor of good to society." -  The CaneMaster: A Self Defense Expert, Fitness Teacher, and Healer.       Return to the Index at the Top of This Webpage                       Karate Jo, Jo Do Shindo Muso Ryu, Kendo, Arnis, Escrima   Aikido and Jo  Advanced Stick Fighting.  By Masaaki Hatsumi.  Tokyo, Japan, Kodansha International, 2005.  208 pages.  Translated by Bruce Appleby and Doug Wilson.  ISBN: 4770029969.  VSCL.  Large collection of black and white photographs of Masaaki Hatsumi.  Arnis - Wikipedia   This Filipino martial art uses rattan sticks (cane, baton).  Beikoku Rembukan (Martial Spirit Polishing Hall) Dojo, Shindo Muso Ryu  The Bo and Other Long Wooden Staff Martial Arts Techniques Bo: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense.  By Fumio Demura.  Santa Clarita, California, Ohara Publications, 1976.  183 pages.  36th printing, 2002.  ISBN: 0897500199.  VSCL.  Budo Blog Buying a Jo Staff:  Sellers, Distributors, Vendors, Retailers, Manfacturers  Chico Kodenkan   Chico, California.  Sensei Delina Fuchs, Yodan.  Defensive Cane.  Instructional DVDs.  By the CDavis Group.  Escrima - Wikipedia European Jodo Federation (FEJ), Shinto Muso-ryu   The Evolution of Classical Jojutzu.   By Dave Lowry.  23Kb.  Excellent overview.  The First Walking Stick Kata.  Excellent detailed instructions with chart, Japanese names for techniques, footwork diagrams, and photographs.  From the Bushido Karate Academy.  The Forbidden Kingdom Goju-Shorei Weapons System.  By Master Dave McNeil.  Cane system.  A detailed textbook (288 pages). videos, canes and other products are offered for sale.   Google Search:  Aikido Jo, Shinto Muso Ryu Jo, Google Search Blogs:  Aikijo,  Shinto Muso Ryu  The Japanese Short Staff.  By Don Zier and Tom Lang.  Burbank Publications, California, Unique Publications, 1985.  Glossary, 97 pages.  ISBN: 0865680582.  VSCL.  Jo and Bokken Katas of Aikido.   By Greg Henry. Jo: Art of the Japanese Short Staff.  By David Lowry and Mike Lee.  Black Belt Communications, Inc., 1987.  Eight printing, 2002.  Glossary, 191 pages.  ISBN: 0897501160.  VSCL.  Jo Do    JoDo, La Voie du Bato.  By Pascal Krieger.  In French and English.  467 pages.  "El�ve de l'Ecole du Budo de Tours, j'ai pu lire ce livre gr�ce � la biblioth�que mise en place par Jo�l Barillet,mon enseignant. J'ai lu beaucoup de livres mais peu m'auront transform� autant. Je ne voulais pas m'en s�parer aussi j'ai demand� � Pascal Krieger, apr�s une visite sur son site web, si je pouvais acheter un des exemplaires restants. Plus aucun exemplaire ne restait (ha la mise � jour des sites web).  Avec la permission de Pascal Krieger, avec l'aide de ma soci�t� et de mon �cole, je le mets � votre disposition sur le web." Jo:  The Combat Weapon of Japan and Okinawa.    By William Durbin. Jo Do: The Way of the Stick  Jodo Training Curriculum, Shindo Muso Ryu     Kaminoda Sensei and Shimizu Takaji Sensei (right)   Jo Do Videos: Tru-Flyte Martail Arts  Jo Do - Wikipedia Jojutsu - Wikipedia Jo: The Japanese Short Staff.   By Don Weir.  Unique Publications, 1985.  102 pages.  ISBN: 0865680582. Jo 31 Kata in 4 Directions   By Sensei Stefan Stenudd.  Kendo - Wikipedia.   This martial arts uses bamboo wooden swords (shinai), about the length of the Jo, in fighting.    Kihon, Uchi Tsuki Waza, 12 Basic Jo Techniques, From Shinto Muso-ryu Jodo System Kobudo: The Okinawan Weapons Arts.   By Charles C. Goodin.   Koryo.Com:  The Traditional Martial Arts of Japan  Lots of depth to this website.  Links with Information about Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo and Related Topics  The Little Book of Jodo.  By Eric Tribe and Kim Taylor.  140 pages.  "The Little Book of Jodo covers the ZNKR seitei jo. With over 500 black and white photos it covers the kihon tandoku (solo exercise), kihon sotai (partner basics exercise) and the kata (partner applications)."   Muso Shindo-Ryu Jodo  The Pure Flow of the Jo.  Sensei Kishioka Tsuneo.  An article by Wayne Muromoto.  Purchasing a Jo or Cane Purple Heart Wooden Swords and Staff    Quarterstaff  Shinto Muso-ryu Jo Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo: Links and Information Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo (Japanese Stick Fighting)  Shinto Muso Ryu - Wikipedia       Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo  Shinto Muso-ryu Jo Shinto Muso-ryu Jodo  Resources from Koryu Books Shinto Muso Ryu Jo Work, Featuring Shimizu Takaji.  Short Stick and Cane (Tahn Bong and Ji Pang E Sul).  Instructional DVDs and book by Grandmaster Benko, PhD.  Instructional DVD, 100 minutes.  Advanced Cane DVD, Korean Cane Techniques Book. Strikes with the Stick and Cane.  60 strikes are described by Tom Lang.  87Kb, PDF.  Tales of a Budo Bum Blog Total Stick Fighting: Shintaido Bojutsu.   By Aoki Hiroyuki.  Kodansha Europe, 2000.  140 pages.   ISBN: 4770023839. Tsunami Shotokan Karate  Cane Work Twenty Basis Jo Techniques   21 Kb.   USA Jodo Federation  Vendors, Retailers, and Manufacturers of Jos, Short Staffs, Canes, Walking Sticks    Workshops, Seminars, Lectures, Demonstrations on the Cane, Walking Stick, Jo, Short Staff     Disclaimer Warning:  Practicing with Staff Weapons Can Be a Dangerous Activity for Adults       Return to the Index at the Top of This Webpage                 Taijiquan Cane Zh�ng 杖 (Cane) or Gān or Gun 杆(Staff),  Biān 鞭 Gān 杆 (Whip Staff, Short Wooden Staff) Duanbang 短棒, Chang 杖, Bang 棒       Ba Ji Staff.  Taught by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye.  This 36 posture staff form was created by Grandmaster Wu Lian Zhi.  Produced by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York,  29 West Dillenbeck Drive, Albany, NY 12203.  This VHS videotape is 121 minutes and priced at $50.00.   Website: Jiang's Tai Chi Videos.  This is a long staff (bo, gun) wushu form.  Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang.  Instructional DVD, 54 Minutes, 2006.  Tai Chi Cane Kata.  Developed by James Bouchard.  "Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang means 'Northern Energy Taiji Cane.' This exciting original form was created to introduce the cane to Taiji practitioners, and to introduce Taiji principles to martial artists interested in the cane.  Beifang Qi includes sets of "Qigong" or "energy exercises", multiple views of the form and a complete section on basic applications. Each movement is named for easy reference and the DVD version includes interactive menus.  Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang is appropriate for novices, yet experienced martial artists will find new levels of understanding.  Endorsed by Cane Masters International."   Video Clip  VSCL.  Notes.   This DVD also includes a warm up Qigong routine that is useful for everyone.  It will be of special interest to those who practice the Eight Section Brocade Qigong form.  There are eight movements in the Beifang Qi Qigong form: 1.  Lifting the Sky, 2. Press Earth and Sky, 3. Drawing the Bow, 4. Look Over Shoulder, 5.  Touch the Earth, 6. Bear Swims with Cane, 7. Willow Tree Stretch, and 8. Wave Away Demons.  Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang (Northern Energy Taiji Cane): List of Movements, Directions and Notes by Michael P. Garofalo.  Cane and Walking Stick Books Cane Links   Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California.  Cane Research Project at Valley Spirit Taijiquan Cane - Wikipedia Cane (Zhang, Gun) of Taijiquan Chen Shen-Pu's Taijiquan Short Staff 74 Form.  Taught by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye, 1950-.  The title on the DVD is "Traditional Chen Family Tai Chi Short Staff."  This 74 movement form was created by Grand Master Chen Shen-Pu, 1902-2000.  Part 1, Movements 1-34; color, 120 minutes.  Part 2, Movements 35-74; color, 121 minutes.  Available in DVD or VHS format, for about $45.00 US each.  Vendors: WLE, Wayfarer, Jiang.  Produced by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York,  29 West Dillenbeck Drive, Albany, NY 12203, c 2000.  Website: Jiang's Tai Chi Videos.  "This is an elegant, dynamic form with many techniques. Good physical skills are recommended to learn this 74 movement form. Includes a short clip of the creator at age 94.  Following warm-up exercises, movements are repeated 3-4 times, depending on the difficulty. There are front and back views at slow and regular speeds. There are also reviews of segments, front and back." 1  "Master Chen Shen-Pu used his extensive training in external and internal forms such as Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Bagua Zhang and Wushu to create this short staff form.  A lesser known form, it is still a key ingredient to the Chen stylists repertoire."2  This form is for the 13 hands short staff.   Discussion   Chen Tai Chi Short Staff: List of Movements of 74 posture short staff form created by Master Chen Sheng-Pu; prepared by Gary McClellan.  Chen Shen-Pu's Taijiquan Short Staff 74 Movements Form, List of Movements and References prepared by Michael P. Garofalo.  I have not found any references in any standard Chen Family Taijiquan sources that state that Chen Shen-Pu's Taijiquan Short Staff 74 Movements Form, or other short staff or cane forms, are part of the Chen Family Taijiquan repertoire as are pole and spear forms.  VSCL.  Chen Shen-Pu's Taijiquan Short Staff 74 Movements Form, List of Movements and References prepared by Michael P. Garofalo. Chen Style of Taijiquan  Chen Tai Chi Broadsword and Do Staff.  Instruction by Master Qing Zhou Chen.  Chen Tai Chi 48 Movement Short Staff Demonstration by Huang Kang-Hui. UTube video, 2:29 min.  Chen Tai Chi Short Whip Staff.  Taught by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye.  Three, 120 minute VHS videotapes in this series.  A 147 movement form in the Chen style, created by Hong Jun-sheng, an indoor student of Chen Fa-ke.  Cross Whip Staff and Field Whip Staff are taught.  Produced by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye of the Capital District Tai Chi and Kung Fu Association of New York, 29 West  Dillenbeck Drive, Albany, NY 12203.  Website: Jiang's Tai Chi Videos.   Chen Taiji Short Staff 48 Movement Form  Utube video, 2:29 minutes.  Chen Zhaobao Taijiqun.  UTube video, 3:20 minutes.  Chinese Wand Exercises Cloud Hands Blog: Taijiquan and Qigong   Cloud Hands Index  Cloud Hands Website Dao (Saber, Broadsword) and Taijiquan   Bibliography, links, resources, quotes, notes. Druid Wizard Staves and Wands The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan: A Comprehensive Guide to the Principles and Practice.  By Wong Kiew Kit.  Shaftesbury, Dorset, Element, 1996.  Index, bibliography, 316 pages.  ISBN: 1852307927.  The reasons for Wu Tang Tai Chi Chuan favoring the sword over the staff, and for its limited use of weapons, are discussed in the chapter on Tai Chi weapons, pp. 278-285. "Cultivating Jin with T'ai Chi Spear."  By Gerald A. Sharp.  T'ai Chi, Volume 27, No. 2, April, 2003, pp. 40-47.  Includes many photographs.   Eight Dragons Baguazhang Cane Forms.  By Michael P. Garofalo.  Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California.  Eight Immortals Staff, Baxian Gun.  A 61 posture staff form from Wudang Mountains.  It was created by imitating the features of the Taoist Eight Immortals: 1) He Xian-gu (with lotus flowers), 2) Li Tie-guai (with pilgrim's gourd and iron crutch), 3) Cao Gou-Jiu (with castanets), 4) Le Dong-bin (with fly-wisk and sword), 5) Han Xiang-zi (with a flute), 6) Zhuang-li Quan (with fan and peach of immortality), 7) Lan Cai-he (with basket of flowers), 8) Zhang Guo-lao (with drum).  Baixian Gun is part of the Wudang Eight Immortal School which is only handed down secretly to some favored disciples.   We Passed Level 1 Requirements for the Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane Form. We practiced together twice a week for the past four months, and many studied and practiced this Taijquan Cane Form more hours every week.  Read about the awarding of Level 1 certificates.     Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane, Routine One, Based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan.  As taught by Master Jesse Tsao.  This series of documents was prepared by Michael Garofalo, M.S., for students studying the Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane at the Valley Spirit Taijiquan Center, in Red Bluff, California.  Eight Section Brocade Qigong   By Michael P. Garofalo.  280Kb+.  History and purpose of this popular chi kung practice.  Descriptions for each of the eight movements, health benefits, comments, variations, extensive links and bibliography, resources, quotations, animated .gif photographs of the movements, and charts.  HTML format.  65 pages in Word.doc format.  This file is updated on a regular basis as I add new material, links, notes, and resources.   Google: Tai Chi Cane, Tajiquan Cane, Green Way Research   Red Bluff, California Hsing I (Xing Yi) Chaun Five Elements Staff.  Instructional DVD.  "In this instructional video, Xingyi master Di Guoyong explains and demonstates the techniques and form of Xingyi Five-element Staff. Interlinked Staff is a traditional and routine with smooth and consistently strong movements. Strikes are fierce and vigorous, reflecting the characteristics and style of Xingyi Quan. It is a form well known throughout China. Movements of the Five-element Staff are concise and easy to learn and practice. Its skills are clear, methods are explicit, strength is great, and ability of skillful attack is strong. Five-element staff does not have flashy forms or techniques, but like Five-element Boxing pays great attention to the whole strength, body strength and work strength. Five-element Staff techniques are also named after the names of chop, drill, snap, cannon, crosscut in Five-element boxing." Vendors: One, Two, Three. Index to the Cloud Hands Website   A detailed, alphabetically arranged, subject index to webpages and documents offered at the Cloud Hands Website. Jian (Sword) Taijiquan: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes    "Jin Yiming's Walking Stick Exercises."   By Jin Yiming.  T'ai Chi: The International Magazine of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Vol. 29, No. 1, February 2005, pp. 39-47.  A 22 form exercise system.  Descriptions of each exercise and line drawings.     Magical Staffs in Taoist Rituals.  By Chen Yaoting.  Martial Arts Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff.  By Michael P. Garofalo.     The Old Yang Style Tai Chi Staff - Two Person Fighting Form   List of movements for both partners.  Purchasing a Short Staff (Gun, Jo) or Zhang (Cane)  Ripening Peaches:  Daoist Studies and Practices.  Taoist scriptures, bibliography, Quanzhen Daoism, Neidan, gardening, tea, history, qigong/daoyin, readings, etc.  Shaolin Cane, Bodhidharma's Cane, Damo's Cane  Shifu Zhang's Mysterious Taiji Cane The Staff: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes, Lessons Sun Style Taijiquan Sword (Jian) Taijiquan: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes   180Kb.   Tai Chi Cane Index Tai Chi Cane (Zhang): Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane, Routine One, Based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan.  Tai Chi Cane (Zhang, Gun) Tai Chi Chuan Walking Stick.   Kung Fu magazine, August 1996.  The walking stick forms are part of the Tchoung style of t'ai-chi ch'uan, developed by Grandmaster Tchoung Ta-tchen.  Sifu Kurland teaches this form.   Tai Chi Partner Cane From (San Tsai Tuan Kun).  By Sifu Michael Gilman and Stephani Morel, Port Townsend, Washington.  Detailed instructions with b&w photographs online.  An instructional videotape is also available for Sifu Gilman, and available online.  "This is a useful, short (11 movements per side) partner form. When the transition is added, one ends up with a beautiful, instructive partner or solo form. These lessons are divided into sections. The first is the Introduction and all the applications for the form. The second and third sections break down each of the two sides and teach the movements. The last section shows the   form performed as a partner form. Keep in mind that there is a companion VHS video tape available through the on-line store."  Tai Chi Partner Cane (San Tsai Tuan Kun).  Three Powers Stick, Short Stick practices.  There are videos on UTube for each lesson:  Lesson One 8:32, Lesson Two: 9:15, Lesson Three, 8:27, Lesson Four, 9:11, Lesson Five, 8:55, Lesson Six, 9:24, Lesson Seven, 6:04.  Tai Chi Stick and Staff.  Instructional DVD by Mark Peters.  Taiji Sticking Staff  This webpage discusses use of the long staff and includes descriptions and photographs of a two person routine.  Tai Chi Sword (Jian) Tai Chi Sword, Saber and Staff.  By Stuart A. Olson.  Yearning K. Chen Series, Volume 5.  Bubbling Well Press, 1986.  ASIN: 0938045032.   Taiji and Shaolin Staff Fundamental Training.  Performed by Yang, Jwing-Ming, PhD.  Boston, YMAA, 2003.  Instructional VHS videotape.  90 minutes.  ISBN: 1594390088.                                  Taiji Cane (Zhang, Gun)  Taiji Fa Jing Stick, Yang Medium Stick.  Instruction by Earle Montague.  UTube video, 5:12 minutes.  Taijiquan Cane Index  Taijiquan Cane (Zhang): Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane, Routine One, Based on the Yang Style of Taijiquan. Taijiquan Walking Stick Form of Master Chen Pan-Ling. Taijiquan Walking Stick Form of Master T. T. Liang.  Taiji Weapons: Cane, Saber and Double Edged Sword.  Instructional video by Paul Gallagher, 60 minutes.  The cane form was created by Master T. T. Liang (1900-2002). "The weapon sets are the final stage of T'ai chi solo training. each weapon has its own particular function and spirit, and develops the body and ch'i in a different way.  Starting with the cane, a basic level weapon, progressing to the saber, and going on to the extremely subtle and sophisticated sword, this video gives you complete and detailed instruction in each of these weapon sets."- Paul Gallagher.   "Knowing T.T. Liang, I would not be surprised if he drew from several sources to create his cane form. In his expanded Yang system, the cane was a stepping stone weapon that one used to begin training with weapons where one didn't need to pay close attention to edge angle, using the blade flat, etc, that one must when using a blade. There are certainly some jian movements in his cane form." - Dan Pasek. "Not historically, there is no mention [of stick forms] in any of the Yang Family writings, or those by their direct students, of the first three generations of Yang Family teaching any weapons other than jian, dao, gun and chiang.  Later teachers in the Yang lineage created new forms such as the walking stick and the fan. T.T. Liang created his own stick form; and Wang Yen-nien created a fan form.  I believe Master Liang taught his "Cane" form to many students, but personally, the only weapon I studied with him is the jian.  So my knowledge of the Cane is quite limited.  My classmate and senior student of Liang, Paul Gallagher, produced a how to video that includes instruction on Liang's Tai Chi Cane form that you might find useful."- Scott Rodell.  Video 1  Taiji Stick Form.  UTube video, 49 seconds.  Taiji Sticking Staff.  By Zhang Yun and Peter Kindfeld Taiji Staff.   By Chip Ellis.  Taiji Walking Stick.  UTube, 1:11.    Taiji Yangsheng Zhang: Taiji Stick Qigong (Chinese Health Qigong)  By the Chinese Health Qigong Association.  Singing Dragon, 2014.  96 pages.  1 instructional DVD.  ISBN: 978-1848191945.  VSCL.  "A set of exciting and unusual Taiji Stick qigong exercises is presented in this accessible introduction. Embodying the concepts of taiji, the movements emphasize the harmony of yin and yang, man and nature. Appropriate for all levels of experience and for all age groups, this new set of easy-to-learn exercises distils the essence of traditional stick practice, guides body movements and the movement of the stick, and coordinates directed breathing and imagination. The book provides step-by-step, fully-illustrated instruction, and includes an account of the origins of the movements and guidance for practice. An accompanying DVD features a video demonstrating the form and additional information on its history and origins, and a CD provides options for verbal instructions to lead the practitioner through the exercises, or music to accompany them. The book is an authoritative resource that will help students and practitioners of taiji, qigong, martial arts and Chinese medicine perfect and deepen their practice. It is also an excellent practical introduction for anyone with an interest in the ancient health and martial practices of China.  The Chinese Health Qigong Association is dedicated to the popularization of and research into Health Qigong, and is a group member of the All-China Sports Federation. Its aim is to promote and carry forward the Chinese traditional culture of health promotion and facilitate the communication between Western and Eastern Cultures."     Taoist Secret Style Xuan Wu Staff.  VCD Product.  In Chinese.   WuDang style staff demonstrated and taught by You XuanDe.  2 hours.   Tchoung Ta-tchen Walking Stick Form, Yang Taiji Tuan Kun.  Grandmaster Tchoung Ta-tchen (1911-2000) taught in China, Taiwan, Vancouver, and Seattle.  There is a right hand version and left hand version of this solo stick/cane form; and a partner form developed by Tchoung Ta-tchen's senior students.  The walking stick forms are part of the Tchoung style of t'ai-chi ch'uan, a Yang style variant, developed

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