Cane Research Project at Valley Spirit
Exercises and Martial Arts Practices Using a Cane, Walking Stick, or Short Staff
All documents were created by Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.
Published by Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Red Bluff, California, 2009
These documents normally include a list of the movement names in the specific cane or short staff form and final direction to face in each posture/movement. Some documents provide detailed descriptions of each of the posture/movement sequences. All documents include some commentary, notes, and a bibliography of books, media, and links. Most of these documents are in Adobe PDF read/print only format. Some of these documents are still works in progress.
Bodhidharma's Shaolin Cane (Damo Cane, Shaolin Damo Kung Fu Cane). As taught by Master Shi Deyang. 21 Postures/Movements.
Chen Taijiquan Broadsword Form. As taught by Grandmaster Chen Zenglei. 23 Postures/Movements. Practice with cane. List of Names.
Chen Shen-Pu's Taijiquan Short Staff. Created by Grandmaster Chen Shen-Pu, and taught by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye.. 74 Postures/Movements. List of Names.
Eight Immortals Taijiquan Cane, Routine One, Yang Style of Taijiquan. As taught by Master Jesse Tsao. 36 Postures/Movements. List of Names.
Martial Arts Techniques for the Cane and Short Staff. Lists, Notes, and Commentary.
Northern Energy Taiji Cane (Beifang Qi Taiji Zhang). As taught by Sensei James Bouchard. Postures/Movements.
Shaolin Cane. As taught by Shifu Ted Mancuso. Postures/Movements. Detailed descriptions.
Standard Simplified Yang Style Sword Form. 32 Postures/Movements. Detailed descriptions. Practice with a cane.
Tchoung Ta-Tchen Walking Stick Form. Created by Grandmaster Tchoung Ta-Tchen. 33 Postures/Movements. List of Names.
Way of the Short Staff. Comprehensive bibliography of books, media, links, and resources. Includes research on cane, short staff, walking stick, jo, etc..
Wudang Tiger Tail Short Staff . As taught by Shifu Jiang Jian-ye. 48 Postures/Movements in this Wudang Mountain Taoist Short Staff Form. List of names.