FLOW ARTS

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Rope Dart

The Rope Dart is one of the weapons of Chinese martial arts, that relies on being able to fire the projectile at the end of the dart quickly using any of the bodies joints. In recent years it has grown into an art form, seeing the addition of fire and LED heads, and putting it into the realm of the Flow Arts.

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Fire Breathing

Fire breathing is the act of making a plume or stream of fire by creating a precise mist of fuel from the mouth over an open flame. Regardless of the precautions taken, it is always a dangerous activity, but the proper technique and the correct fuel reduces the risk of injury or death.

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Double Staffs

Double Staffs makes use of two short staffs at once. It has taken a lot from Poi because of the similarity in prop style. Because of the smaller size of Double Staffs, there is also often a lot of isolation work done with them.

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Hoop

Hooping is perhaps the most dance oriented of the Flow Arts largely because of the freedom the rest of the body has while hooping. There are several different styles of hooping, including hoop isolation, and multiple hoops. There is also the option to perform with light up LED Hoops.

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Fans

A fire fan is a fan shaped object usually constructed of non-combustible materials such as welded metal and Kevlar wick that is set a light. In venues where fire can't be used, some performers use LED fans, or fire fan frames that have LED lights instead of wicks.

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Fire Palms

Fire Palms are a great prop for fire dancing and entertainment. It can be a quite spectacular accessory for performances.

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Staff

There are two predominant styles for manipulating a fire staff: rotational and contact. In rotational fire staff manipulation, the performer's hands are used to manipulate the motion and rotation of the staff. Contact fire staff is a technique whereby the performer rolls the staff over parts of the arms, legs and body. Both techniques can be used in a performance.

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Fire Sword

Sword Dance is an exclusive Combat Art introduced with fire. Fire swords are often used with belly dance or martial arts flow.

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Juggling

Juggling is a physical skill, performed by a juggler, involving the manipulation of objects for recreation, entertainment or art.

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Buugeng

  Buugeng and S-Staffs are expressive, S-shaped objects that are spun, juggled, and manipulated to make shapes and illusions. Translated in the literal sense, the Japanese word Buugeng means weapon or martial arts illusion.

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Fire Eating

Fire eating is the act of putting a flaming object into the mouth and extinguishing it. Vapor tricks use the fuel vapors held in the mouth during or before an extinguish. Transfers are methods of moving a flame from one area to another, by using the body, or another surface or medium.

   

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Flag

The art of Flag Dancing, often called Spin Flagging, Flow Flagging, Rag Spinning, but more commonly referred to as Flagging, is the undulation, spinning and waving of flags in a rhythmic fashion with music.

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Poi

As a performance art, poi involves swinging tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns. Poi can be performed in the dark to dramatic effect when spinners use poi containing a LED light source.

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Three Section Staff

Otherwise known as a sanjiegun or "coiling dragon staff" the three-sectional staff is a Chinese weapon consisting of three wooden, foam, or metal staffs connected by metal rings, chains, or rope. The three-section staff is an extremely versatile weapon, having the advantage of being able to attack from both a short, mid, and long-range. Due to the dramatic nature of the staff, it has grown extremely popular in martial arts demonstrations.

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Sun Wheel/Chakkar

A sun wheel is a flow prop based off of a traditional Sikh martial arts weapon called a vadda chakkar, or gatka chakkar.

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Silk Fans

Favored by young women in the imperial palace, the silk fans were round to resemble the moon and are often called “round fans” or tuánshàn. Later, this moon-shaped fan took on many other forms, including flat ovals and even the shape of a Chinese plum flower or sunflower.

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Stilts

tilts are special poles, either for walking tall or for supporting a structure that might otherwise be damaged by water. You can sometimes see people walking on stilts at a circus or parade, and you can see houses on stilts in some beachfront communities.