List of Kung Fu & Chinese Martial Arts Weapons

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List of Kung Fu & Chinese Martial Arts Weapons

This page provides details on a variety of traditional Kung Fu and Chinese martial arts weapons such as the Jian (sword), Jiu Jie Bian (chain whip) and Liu Xing Chui (meteor hammer). There are a huge variety of Kung Fu styles. Some styles do not use any weapons whereas others specialize in weapons training.

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Weapons

  • Bi Shou - Daggers
  • Da Mo - Cane or walking stick
  • Dao - Chinese saber
  • Fu - Battle axe
  • Gan - Cudgel
  • Gun - Staff
  • Hu Cha - "Tiger Fork" or "Hunting Tiger Trident"
  • Iron Flute
  • Ji - Halberd
  • Jian - Straight sword used in Chinese martial arts such as Wushu and Tai Chi.
  • Jiu Jie Bian - Jiu Jie Bian is a Chinese "chain whip" weapon.
  • Kwan Dao - The Kwan Dao (Guan Dao) is a heavy Chinese pole-based weapon with a "sword" at the top.
  • Liu Xing Chui (or Meteor Hammer) - The Meteor Hammer is a traditional Chinese weapon consisting of iron balls on a chain.
  • Lujiao Dao - "Deer Horn Knives" or "Duck Blades"
  • Pu Dao - "Horse Cutter Sword"
  • Qiang - Chinese spear
  • Sanjiegun - Wushhu three section staff
  • Shaolin Spade - This Chinese weapon is also known as Yue Ya Chan and Chan Zhang.
  • Shaolin Thorn
  • Shuang Chui - Double hammers
  • Shuang Dao - Double sabers or swords
  • Shuang Fu - Double axes
  • Shuang Gou - Chinese hook swords
  • Shuang Qiang - Double spears
  • Sheng Biao - Chinese rope dart

Shaolin Weapons Demonstration

References

  1. Confucius Institute Online, Kung Fu Weapons, http://kungfu.chinese.cn/en/node_842.htm, Added - 05/09/15
  2. American Shaolin Kung Fu, 18 Weapons of Shaolin, http://www.americanshaolinkungfu.org/18weapons.php, Added - 05/09/15


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