The rope dart is a long rope (usually 3–5 metres or 10–16 feet) with a metal dart attached to one end. This was a weapon from ancient times, which allows the user to throw the dart out at a long-range target and use the rope to pull it back.Is one of the flexible weapons in Chinese martial arts This was considered one of the more dangerous armaments in ancient China.The rope dart can be used for twining, binding, circling, hitting, piercing, tightening, slashing and other techniques.
Rope Dart Training
Rope dart play consists of twining, shooting, and retrieval. Twining and shooting can be done from any joint such as foot, knee, elbow, and neck. The rope is anchored on one hand and played primarily with the other hand. Skillful use of the rope dart can easily trick an opponent because the dart can shoot out very suddenly, from a person beyond immediate reach.
Just like the chain whip, excellent hand-eye coordination is a must for the practitioner to use this weapon well. In some kung fu training regimens, the chain whip and Changquan are prerequisites for learning the rope dart.
The training method of rope dart is different from other concealed weapons. Because of the rope, it can use the strength of the rope to send darts. But aiming is not easy. When practicing, draw a pair of chalk circles with a diameter of about one foot on the wall as the target, and the height is equal to the shoulder of the practitioner. The exerciser stood at a distance of five feet. First, wrap the end of the rope around the left wrist, or take a small loop at the end of the rope and put it on the left wrist, just like the wrist sling of whip rope. Then hold the upper part of the rope with your left hand, close to the head of the dart, about three feet apart. Hold the bamboo tube in your right hand, and put your hands on the upper half of your left and right waist. Use the strength of the right arm to lift the dart so that it is perpendicular to the outside of the right waist. Then from the bottom up, from the front around the back, fell into a circle.