Meet the Author: YMAA Instructors Michelle Lin and Quentin Lopes chat with Gene Ching about their new White Crane Staff sequence (video)

YMAA staff writer Gene Ching interviews YMAA Instructor Michelle Lin and Quentin Lopes about their new program, which is the only instructional video on the White Crane Barehand vs Staff sequence. Barehand vs Staff or Kong Shou Dui Gun (空手對棍) is an intermediate-level sequence from the YMAA Shaolin Training Curriculum. This course includes 17 instructional videos.

This step by step instructional lesson teaches fundamentals, applications, and the sequence movement by movement. The final lesson includes demonstrations performed at slow and fast speeds.

The sequence was passed down from White Crane Grandmaster Cheng, Gin-Gsao (曾金灶) to Dr. Yang, Jwing, Ming (楊俊敏博士) to modern-day YMAA International schools. Traditionally, White Crane sequences are short and repetitive and Dr. Yang added the 3rd and 4th parts of the sequence to challenge practitioners and include exciting movements. Barehand vs Staff, or Kong Shou Dui Gun (空手對棍), is a 4th level requirement in the YMAA Shaolin curriculum. It is recommended to first study Dr. Yang's Staff Fundamentals program.