*points to the spear in my sig*
My favorite is the double Chinese close combat Butterfly Swords. I love them for many reasons.. but the first reason I started working with them is because of my.....top half size
... it is more practical
Hun-gar i.e Black Tiger and Wing-Chun (which was invented by a woman btw and is basically the same as the Mantis style ) use them alot and was introduced to them through study Wu Xu studies. And them many advantages to it are listed in the link so I won't repeat what you will read..
! Then there is Muay Tai, Krabi Krabong, forms of Silat and so much more!!!Tradition vs. street applicable... hee heeButterfly sword - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...not the same weapons, but the same ideaXD!Baguazhang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia fantastic system and I love it!!!List of martial arts weapons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
nice summary for you, who are interested to read up on:)
oh and Lord K.. the 3 sectioned staff Sanjiegun IS a great weapon!!!Kusarigama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
there is a pick of the sickle mentioned earlier:)
I also looove the wind and fire wheels, the Sun and Moon spear blades, Wu Xu Iron Fan, the deer antler knives and the Heaven and Earth blade..
Eskrima is an awesome, practical system that is excellent, even in today's world... Eskrima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and never underestimate the use of a 6 dollar machete from Walmart either
and the Hanbo is awesome too... and takes alot more practice than you would think to masterXD as is the Chain whip...
also, my judo and grappling skills are very good too