Students who practice the weapon side of LFIAA Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu as taught by Laoshi Keith Ewers who was a senior student of the late Master Chee Soo . Learn a Short Feng Shou-Kung Fu Staff Form (Duan Gun Shi) which can be fully learnt within one or two years of study by any individual, this particular Short Staff Form includes all of the basic staff blocks and strikes that every individual must quickly learn and become proficient in the study and practice of any staff fighting style. Also within this Short Feng Shou-Kung Fu Staff Form there are also plenty of two-person Staff fighting drills that students can practice to improve their Staff fighting skill.
Whereas, the traditional Feng Shou-Kung Fu Long Staff Form that was taught by Master Chee Soo would take some students at least five or more years to learn. Sadly not many students ever actually got the chance to complete the Long Staff Form, as Master Chee Soo would also teach other weapon forms alongside it such as the Broadsword Form and it took a very long time for students to practice and remember the many weapon forms that Master Chee Soo would teach. Another thing was that we spent so much time just learning the Feng Shou Long Staff Form that we never got the opportunity to practice any of the many two-person Staff Fighting drills that were quite obviously needed to bring the many techniques alive and to develop each students ability to skilfully wield the Staff.
That is why within the LFIAA Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu as taught by Laoshi Keith Ewers we much prefer to teach students shorter weapon forms. Which allows every student to be able to learn and master a complete weapon form within at least two years that they can then practice and develop in their own time. Rather than wasting many years studying a longer weapon form that maybe many individuals would never get the chance to complete or even have the opportunity to practice any of its Staff fighting techniques, because they are simply placing all of their concentration on remembering the sequence of movements that are involved in the learning of the much more longer staff form.
Another benefit to learning a shorter weapon form is that it covers the basic defensive and offensive techniques that an individual needs to learn and immediately use if they were suddenly caught in a situation were they had to use their Staff fighting techniques to defend themselves. Obviously learning any Staff form allows each student to be able to practice the basic staff blocks and strikes on their own as a solo practice. But it is when you practice the many two-person Staff Fighting Drills that can be found, especially within the Feng Shou Short Staff Form as taught by Laoshi Keith Ewers that a student really begins to develop their skill and proficiency within the usage of the Staff (Gun).