Chinese weapons can be considered to be the origin or mother of all asian oriental weapons. The ancient monks of Shaolin learned to use anything as a useful weapon. The most popular chinese weapon was the staff, considered to be the king of all weapons. The most popular Shaolin Kung Fu 'tool' wass the staff. A long stick that had a variety of uses and purposes. It is a multi-purpose implement that can be used for many things other than self defense. A staff is used as a walking stick, to carry loads on your back, carry and transport two water buckets, as a lever, tent pole, writing implement (in the sand) and many more. This is also the weapon that almost all Chinese martial arts consider to be "The Father of all Weapons". It is also highly effective and
recommended for all martial artists to learn.In ancient China, many generals, and philosophers who were interested in this field had noted the benefits and pitfalls of various weapons under differing combat scenarios, such as defending, aggressing, tussling, ambushing, and so on.Today they have become far more than just weapons; they are an integral part of the culture and symbolism of the Chinese people. Related to the weaponry are so many military strategies and legendary Heroes that people are still benefiting from their lessons, or just collecting them as a hobby. Then the appreciation of them became a special
knowledge.The Terracotta Warriors show that even as early as the Qin Dynasty highly advanced metallurgical techniques were in common practice. They have offered a wealth of information about the type of cast weapon forging in practice at the time. Chinese weapons are considered by many to be the origin of all oriental weaponry. China has a rich and colorful martial history including the monks of Shaolin, who learnt to use almost anything as a weapon.
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