I am not trained in the use of the spear, but this is a custom made spear I ordered for historical research, trying follow the spec of a typical spear recorded in a Ming treatise, 《手臂錄》 (A Discourse of the Arm, circa 1679, written by a person lived through the late Ming period) as close as possible.
The spear is 3m long and weights 3.5kg. The shaft is made of stiff hard wood with a 4cm wide butt. The spear head could be larger and longer though.
In Ming's time (1368-1644CE). This is considered a "spear" (or lance, if you want) back then. Anything shorter would be called a short spear and longer a long spear. In contrast, a typical modern day wushu spear would be considered a short spear, and in modern Chinese martial arts parlance, it would be considered a "great spear". This is not something to do fancy performance moves with. The weight and its distribution and just won't allow it. It is a combat spear through and through.
The movements shown here are your basic carrying stance, parry to the right, and thrust.
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