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Nangun event at the 10th All China Games

The Nangun (Chinese: 南棍; pinyin: nángùn; lit. 'southern staff') is a variation of the application of the "northern Chinese staff", which is featured in contemporary wushu exercises and forms.[1] It is based on staff techniques coming from Southern Chinese martial arts.[2] Its movements stress hitting, in contrast to the cutting and swinging techniques of the northern staff.

See also


  1. ^ Falk's Dictionary of Chinese Martial Arts, Deluxe Soft Cover. 11 June 2019. ISBN 9780987902856.
  2. ^ The Sports Rules Book. Human Kinetics. 14 December 2018. ISBN 9781492567592.