Chinese Wushu Series: Basics of Spear Play
Written by Qiu Pixiang
Translated by Zhang Tingquan
Published by Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 1999
Paperback, 207 pages
The spear is the king of all weapons. Not only was it used in ancient wars for both attack and defense, the spear is also a favorite weapon of many Wushu (Martial Arts) enthusiasts. One of the major long-shaft Wushu weapons, it originated in ancient times as a weapon for attacking at long distances. Its use has a long history and it is employed in a variety of techniques. This book gives the reader a brief account of the origin, special features and content of this spear play, as well as a description of the basic techniques, routines and combination exercises, all fully illustrated. We hope it is easy to read and understand, and readers can follow the movements with the help of the picture demonstrations.