Baat Jaam Do (八斬刀); Eight Slashing Knives
The Baat Jaam Do knife form utilizes a pair of large "Butterfly Knives." The knives are shorter that the common Chinese short sword (Dao), but larger than the Willow Leaf knife used by the drummer in Chinese lion dancing. Historically the knives were also referred to as Dit Ming Do, or "Life-Taking Knives." There are two stories about where Baat Jaam Do got its name: one from the knife form having eight sections, another from there being eight slashing cuts in the first section of the form.
Luk Dim Boon Kwan (六點半棍); Six and A Half Point Pole
The Luk Dim Boon Kwan is a tapered wooden pole ranging anywhere from eight to thirteen feet in length. The pole trains seven key principles: Tai (uprooting), Lan (expansion), Dim (shock), Kit (deflect), Got (cut down), Wan (circle), and Lau (flowing). These same principles are used throughout the unarmed forms of Wing Chun as well. The name six and a half point pole comes from these seven principles, with the last principle – Flowing – counting as half a point.