Black belt students learn a variety of weapons forms that teach agile footwork:
· Sabre form
· 2 person cane form/drill
· Staff form
· Walking stick form
· Straight sword form
These forms utilise the postures from the Yang Cheng Fu form, but the footwork is quite different.
Why is it different?
The reach of a weapon is greater and you need to avoid being hit.
In order to utilise the weapon fully, a student needs to move freely and comfortably.
Lumbering footwork is not adequate.
Weapons forms teach fast, responsive footwork and rapid direction changes.