The weapons used by gung fu masters originate mainly from ancient military weapons. The 18 Arms, the term used to describe gung fu weaponry includes the saber, spear, sword, halberd, axe, battle axe, hook, fork, whip, mace, hammer, talon, trident-halberd, cudgel, long-handled spear, short cudgel, staff and meteor hammer. A long weapon is defined as longer than the height of a person and wielded with both hands during practice. This category has long weapons not found in other specific categories such as spear or staff. Learn more about Chinese kung fu long weapons here!