The Plum Blossom Spear Form is long like the Earth Dragon Staff and comes from the Lohan or Buddha Palm Style of Kung Fu . Plum Blossom Spear was taught by Grandmaster Wong Jackman only after students had already learned Rising Block and practiced Rising Block Spear for at least a year. Although it is much longer than the Rising Block form and more strenuous, the most difficult moves in this form are not as hard as the most difficult moves in Rising Block Spear. It does not emphasize the Rising Block but instead uses many thrusts and circular sliding parries. Plum Blossom Spear is bolder and more open than the Rising Block Spear which is more like a power drill.
Thus, Plum Blossom Spear provides a complimentary addition to the repertoire of movements found in Rising Block Spear. Plum Blossom Spear also compliments the Rising Block Spear Form because it uses the spear primarily on the left side of the body with the right hand supporting and the left hand directing. This is the opposite of Rising Block Spear. This allows you to develop both sides of the body more evenly when you are practicing both forms. It also gives your arms a little break when you switch form one form to the other.
The Plum Blossom spear contains many spinning and twirling techniques. These moves give the form a great rolling flow with the spear maintaining a consistent momentum from one turn to the next. They also make it a great form to show if you build up the speed of those movements until the wind whistles with every pass. It also two sequences performed with the right hand holding the very butt of the spear while the arm is fully extended. This section is excellent for building alignment and power with the arm in a fully extended position. It also looks really cool!