9 - Sectional Whip
The 9 - sectional whip, known in Chinese as the Jiu Jie Bian, is made up of 9 steel rods attached to each other with chain links and with a weighted dart at the end to strike with. The whip comes in a variety of lengths and weights to suit the user.
Like the 3 - sectional staff, the steel whip is not a weapon for the novice and is taught only when the student has shown proficiency with the staff. However, everything in White Cloud is circular so the understanding of the dynamics and continuous motion of the whip can be transferred back to improve ones fluency and technique with the staff.
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