A style of wushu
involving the manipulation of a gun, which is a bamboo staff
about one arm's length taller than the user. The style involves manipulating the staff in broad motions, meaning it requires a large amount of space, keen spatial awareness, and an even greater control over the weapon, as opposed to a sword
While anyone can approach this style, it is ideal for someone who is tall and with a lean build. Power and flexibility are integral to this style.
When doing gunshu in competition, low stances, high jumps, sharp timing, and clearly defined moves get the best scores.
Student: I've completed the elementary longfist form. Can I start studying a weapon now?
Master: It seems that you are ready. Because you are tall and thin. Gunshu will suit you well.