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The weapons which a monk may weild are many, but four are core the the world of eastern martial arts. Representing mastery the four legendary beasts, the four cardinal directions, and the four cardinal weapons, are:

-The Way of the Dragon, of the East, and the Jian (Dragon Sword)

-The Way of the Phoenix, of the South, and the Chang Gun (Staff)

-The Way of the Tiger, of the West, and the Dao (Scimitar)

-The Way of the Tortoise, of the North, and the Qiang (Spear)

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