Although many people like the look of the Hook Swords and desire to learn them many Chinese martial arts do not contain a hook sword form. Many of the systems that do, have pretty simple forms in comparison to the magnificent Northern Shaolin Ground Rolling Hook Swords. This is a long, difficult, and complicated form. It rivals the Northern Shaolin Ground Rolling Double Sabers and Plum Blossom Double Straight Swords Forms.
Like all Hook Sword Forms the Northern Shaolin Hook Swords has many motions using the hooks to catch the opponent. In addition, there are many movements using the crescent moon blade near the hand to block or slash. There are not as many stabbing movements with the pommel tip as in some forms where that is main technique.
The Northern Shaolin Ground Rolling Hooks Swords also has some great twirling attack sequences. Twirling the hooks is not as easy as twirling Double Sabers or Double Swords because of the weight and shape of the hooks. The spear tip pommels eliminate some of the twirling movements used with the double sabers.
This form also contains the ground rolling also found in the Northern Shaolin Ground Rolling Double Saber Form described above.
In addition, there is a section where the two swords are joined by the hooks and swung over the head vigorously in a circle by one hand thus doubling the range of the weapon. It is quite a daring move to practice.