Gùn: Kung Fu stokk


Photos: Bertrand Deck

The staff is the most commonly used long weapon in Kung Fu. It doesn’t have a blade (like swords) or a sharp tip (like spears), but its length offers a long range distance for striking and keeping the opponent away. The simplicity of its shape makes it a weapon easily suitable in everyday life. Every object with a long stick can become a staff (a broom, a

curtain rod, …). Staff is a must for those who want to learn Chinese martial arts. In our association we learn how to handle the staff with rotation techniques and different Taolu (choreographies). We also cover applications with a partner to learn how to hit and to block with a staff.