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Introduction I prepared fairly comprehensive and popular webpage on fitness exercises and self-defense practices using long staff weapons in I prepared a webpage on short staff weapons in Both webpages included an extensive bibliography, webpage links, UTube links, quotations, lore, information, history, sources for weapons, notes, and lists of Forms katas, shi for staff weapons practice.
The short staff weapons webpage, called the Way of the Short Staffincluded information on Taiji cane practices. This webpage, started inwill focus entirely on cane or walking stick arts, practices, history, and forms.
Tai Chi Chuan cane forms are typically performed slowly and deliberately. Most Taijiquan forms hold the cane with one hand. Hard and powerful strikes are seldom used in T'ai Chi Ch'uan walking stick forms. The pace of the Taijiquan cane forms are seldom fast and vigorous.
There are few if any vigorous leaps and jumps. Taiji forms seldom use very low stances.
Taiji cane forms are particularly suitable for fit persons over 50 years of age. Good examples of a Taiji Cane Form are: There are also many examples of more vigorous "Taiji" cane forms, with hard strikes, leaps, fast moves, spins, and low moves.
For example, the Chen Taijiquan 23 Broadsword Form is a good moderately paced cane exercise routine. Normally, Taijiquan double-edged sword forms are not very well adapted as cane forms. Karate, Jodo, Kung Fu, Shaolin, Bagua, Wudang, and HsingI cane or stick forms are often fast, vigorous, powerful, twisting, agile, and with some very low stances.
Typically, "hard style" drills and forms require that you hold the cane or jo with two hands. Serious self-defense situations necessitate holding the cane, walking stick, or jo with two hands to prevent the aggressor from grabbing your cane.
Of course, when first learning any new cane form, begin with a slower, more deliberate, less vigorous practice to help the body adapt to the moves of the new form. Thus, even a fast and vigorous cane form from any style can be done more in the "Taiji" fashion outlined and shown above.
Many Qigong Chi Kung forms can also we done while holding a cane. Adaptations for stretching and exercises using a cane or short stick are quite easily arranged. Many Qigong forms have been created for use with a short 8"" wooden stick called a Tai Chi Ruler or Bang.
I consider a cane or walking stick to be, normally, a straight strong wooden stick with a curved hook handle that is from 30" 76 cm to 42" cm long. The cane will typically extend from the floor to the height of your hip socket and maybe up to your belly button.
The cane might also be made out of plastic, aluminum, steel, or rattan. The cane might have a straight rather than curved or hooked end with a round ball shaped pommel end or some sort of straight or carved handle at the end.
The cane might be very simple, natural and plain; or be carved, painted or decorated. Each day I use an 'Instructor's Walking Cane,' 40" cm long and 1" 2.
This cane weights 1lb, 2 oz gm. This beautiful martial arts combat cane is made of pure hickory heartwood, has multiple notches at three key gripping points, has a ample rounded hooked horn, and has a rubber covered tip inserted over the tip end.
This cane is perfect for using on my long walks and for my Taiji cane practices. 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 walkanywhere, I bring my cane along for support, exercising the arms, martial drills, and for self-defense.
I also do drills with my hickory cane based on cane exercise routines derived from Octavio Ramos Jr. I will also continue to do research on the Taiji cane, short staff, and walking stick; and make improvements to this hypertext notebook.
I welcome suggestions, comments and information from readers about good resources, links, books, pamphlets, videos, DVDs, VCDs, schools, workshops, events, techniques, forms, etc.
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