we have 2 different daan dous
- willow leaf pek gwa daan dou; as the name suggests, it come from daai sing pek gwa of Gang Dakhoi sifu, sworn brother of my sigung, grandmaster Lam Jou
- commander's sabre; from Lam Saiwing
i personally do not like pek gwa daan dou that much, however, it is a favourite weapon of many people from Lam Gwun i know
commander's sabre, well, different story, one my my favourites, it perfectly fits the Southern curriculum of Lam Ga Hung Kyun. it is drills orientated (so, o bunch of techniques one after teh other), it has a typical structure of the southern weapons, repeating the drills south north, east, west. very similar structure to the double kives, tiger for, long handled broadsword, single and double chain whip, bench, trident and of course long pole.
the drills are very easily transfered into the 2-man drills, sabre vs. sabre, and sabre vs. spear; we also do some drills with ruber knives and training telescopic batons.
foundation of all of our short weapons, second weapon of our curriculum (after the double ended staff), and one of our five foundational weapons (long - staff, short - sabre, pair - knives, heavy - long handled broadsword, flexible - single chain whip)