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Tung Ying Chieh's Spear Form

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 7:00 pm
by Parkallen
Does anyone on the forum practice Tung Ying Chieh's (Yang's) Spear Form? There is a beautiful photo of Mak Ying Po on Andy Wong's website of this Spear Form. I think this might be one of the only photos of Tung's Spear Form on the web. There must be some other Tung students out there doing this form.

Re: Tung Ying Chieh's Spear Form

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 4:40 pm
by Louis Swaim
Have you seen this page of photos from Chip Ellis' site?

http://www.chipellis.com/Pictures/Spear ... ar_set.htm

And here's the source from which the photos come: Paul Brennan's online translation of Yang Chengfu's first book, written by Dong Yingjie: https://brennantranslation.wordpress.co ... hiyong-fa/

Take care,
Louis

Re: Tung Ying Chieh's Spear Form

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 4:13 pm
by DPasek
I practice the two person spear drills shown in Brennan’s translation in my staff training (held in thirds rather than at the end as with a spear).

Wu style also appears to have the nearly identical drills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdFZc3GRj5w

http://www.ycgf.org/Articles/TJ_Staff/TJ_Staff.html

Re: Tung Ying Chieh's Spear Form

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 2:43 am
by Parkallen
Thank you for the helpful materials. It makes sense to check Yang's earlier book. I also like the idea of doing a moving step sticking drill as shown in the video. That could be very beneficial towards all of the Tai Chi skills.

Re: Tung Ying Chieh's Spear Form

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:21 pm
by T
I started learning it, but it was a long staff form, not a spear form. my sifu was a student of Tung Ying Chieh. However I had to stop due to knee injuries I got, not related to taijiquan or the long staff form. I am now back training and hope to return to it once I get the other forms back