(Kung Fu Magazine) – The WingTsun long pole technique, known in Cantonese as luk dim boon gwun (six-and-a-half point pole), is one of the least understood elements of WingTsun kung fu. Few experts around the world have mastered its form or fighting techniques, let alone its underlying concept, as it is an advanced program of training in WingTsun.
Today there are a multitude of books and videos for sale by different teachers, each claiming to show the original long pole form that was passed down by the late Grandmaster Yip Man. Oddly enough, no two versions look the same! This leaves the observer to wonder which one is the true form taught by the late Grandmaster Yip Man, and which ones were made up by the person selling the book or video. Indeed, how can one discern the authentic from the imitation, and the true expert from the charlatan?
Kung Fu Magazine – March, 2005