20 Weapon: 3 Sectional Staff (Sam Chul Bong)
The 3 sectional staff is a popular Chinese weapon and is one of the first flexible weapons taught in many Kung Fu programs. Historically, the main functions of the weapon were to attack mounted opponents and to attack opponents protected by shields, other weapons, trees or any other obstacle that would make a direct assault with other weapons difficult (with a 3 section staff you can literally strike an opponent round a corner).
A complete form is taught, which includes most of the basics of the weapon, as well as several more intermediate to advanced skills.
Learn how to hold the weapon, figure 8's, waist swings, figure 8's with waist swings, around the back and neck, closing the weapon and more.
This video is from a seminar taught by James Theros.