How to make a Three Section Staff

How to make a Three Section Staff


Building your own Sanjiegun. A traditional, super-basic Three Section Staff can be easily made out of wood, with rope joints where steel is not possible. The ideal Sanjiegun would be instead carbon fiber, with aluminium joints with ball-bearings: this configuration would be the top-choice, but everyone knows that martial arts weapons are such because they can be easily made when battle is near, so a half-way option is still the best in terms of availability of material, time for building the weapon, and cost.

It really depends on you, your height, and the length of your arms, but as a a general rule, dimensions are: 55 cm for the middle-section stick, 61 cm for the outer ones.
Ball bearings provide a smoother movement, although you should consider that the Sanjiegun was first built using rudimentary joints, without causing any problem in battle. Ball bearings were introduced just lately for the practitioner to learn with total absence of "bumpy" movements.


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About the author : Fabio Zambelli

Fabio has dedicated his life to Martial Arts for more than 23 years and has been teaching since 2005. Extremely committed and passionate to the way of the warrior lifestyle, he lives his days following Martial Arts’ principles: hard work and self-sacrifice. The diplomas he is most proud of are his failures as overcoming these demonstrated that Martial Arts values, along with their code of conduct, have worked on him. His extraordinary determination, concretized in Heart of The Orient, the world's first designed and hand-crafted Dojo for Shaolin Kungfu, is proof that human willpower has no limits.