The decision to not put a form on the rope dart DVD was easy. Personally, I have only seen 3 different rope dart forms. One is the compulsory form set up by the Chinese Wushu governing body. It is the first rope dart form I had ever seen, found on the documentary â€œPrecious Treasure,â€which showcases rarely seen Kung Fu systems. There is Sifu Dennis Browns â€œSilver Dragons Tongueâ€ form (I know he is a student of Sifu Willy Lin but am not 100% if he got the rope dart from him) and of course, there is Jin HengLi and anything that Sifu does with a rope dart is legitimate (donâ€™t know the name of his form). Sifu Kenny Perez, I believe, is a student of Jin HengLi but I think Sifu Perez learned the rope dart in various China Chinese villages. Every other form that is out there (on DVDâ€™s or otherwise) is completely made up by the author, including mine.
Other than that, I encourage practitioners (specifically martial dartists) to make up their own form. By putting a form on the DVD I felt it would be limiting others to doing what I do. Limiting others with a limitless weapon is counter to my personal beliefs. Heck, when I started there was no information about rope darts available like there is today, my form(s) are 100% my brain child, for better or worse. I was able to evolve with it. As I learned more (Iâ€™m still learning) I would add, subtract, tweak and change my form. I have been doing this for years now. I am always constantly changing it, making it better (hopefully), faster (and again, hopefully) and more evolved.
I encourage you, the reader, to make your own form up. Own it, it is a better feeling than following someone else. Donâ€™t limit yourself to what others are doing. Donâ€™t think that â€learning a rope dart formâ€ is the end-all be-all of this weapon.
The choice to not put a form on the DVD was not only deliberate, it was the easiest decision I had to make on the project : )