The original Tibetan Wave Whips and Endorsed Nylon Latigo Y Daga whips!
The Tibetan Wave whips are made specially for Tibetan Wave martial arts as taught by Grand Master Ron Lew. They are fast and heavy hitting. They feature the handle on a handle design (patent pending) that provides more control while using the upper knob. The standard length is 58 inches from the heel knot to the fall hitch with a 24 inch fall. Tibetan Waves come with 2 braided bellies, a medium shot load and 12 plait overlay. All come with Ron's signature double diamond pattern on the transition.
Several years ago I took a fun class, taught by Ron, here in Moab. What a pleasure it has been to get to know him better and to build a friendship. It has been a grand adventure making prototypes of this whip and tweaking them till we got it just right. I'm grateful for the experience and all the encouragement.
Ron travels the world teaching seminars on his Tibetan Wave whip system, Escrima and Tai Chi. He is such a fun and energetic teacher who really cares about every single student coming away a success. I have loved every class that I have taken from him.
For more information on Ron and what he is up to, please click the button at the bottom of the page.
Tibetan Wave Trilogy- Price list
Tibetan Wave™ - $185 This is the original whip approved by Whip Maestro Ron Lew in all its glory. It is built to his exact specifications including the red, purple and black color pattern representing the power of sacred connection.
Its important to Ron that everyone be able to afford a quality whip so we came up with two other options. They have the same inner workings as the Tibetan Wave and so are just as responsive. They have a simpler overlay design so the cost can be lowered.
Phoenix Flame™ - $170 The newest incarnation of the Phoenix was designed by Bobbi HolyOak. It comes in an electric blue and acid purple serpent design that represents divine wisdom and vision.
Dragon's Tail™ - No longer available. Stay tuned for the replacement whip!
Sacred Flight™- $170 The newest in the Tibetan Wave Series. This whip comes in a tan and black serpent design that represents grounding and commitment.
Complete Tibetan Wave Series™ - $665 Save when you buy all four!
*I promised Ron that I would not make changes to his approved colors, designs and lengths.*
Yes, you have seen some pictures of slight variation in design but those are either the early ones before the design was decided upon or whips that were ordered by Ron for himself or as gifts. If you have your heart set on something different, please check out my Sonic Alignment whips and email me with your needs.
If you are looking for something that will work for the Tibetan Wave system as well as the Latigo Y Daga system and can also be fully customized, the Combat Bull is going to be the right choice.
Combat Bulls are 5 foot long, 14 or 16 plait with a heavier shot load. They are heavier and slightly longer than the Tibetan Wave whips. They have a more ridged binding as well. You can customize the color and weight to fit your needs.
Combat Bull $210
Ron Lew's Endorsement:
"I have been Tom Meadows' training partner for over twenty years of whip exploration and we have long been searching for the "Holy Grail" of the whip world, a whip which would allow us to let go and let the whip itself be creative. I have purchased many whips, both kangaroo and nylon. I particularly love my kangaroo whips that were made by Peter Jack to Tom’s Filipino Fighting Whip specification.
When Bobbi HolyOak approached me regarding making a nylon whip as good as our traditional kangaroo whips, I thought that would be an interesting challenge. I have never found a nylon whip that would even come close to the feel and movement of my kangaroo whips.
Bobbi is a gifted whip designer, and after several trials and modifications to five distinctly different nylon whip designs, she quite thoroughly met both Tom’s and my own expectations.
Bobbi HolyOak’s Tibetan Wave whip design is incredibly reactive and sensitive to any of my movements or gestures. It is as if the whip picks up my intentions and then finishes the movements – finishing my sentence before I speak.
These are some thoughts by Ron Lew on his Tibetan Wave whip training system:
"Be willing to experience the yin/yang and interweaving the human spirit with your whip. There exists the blending of the whip’s motion, the human body, and the movements of the free hand.
Sensing and feeling the softness of the whip’s fall and the motion of the thong, its entry and exit and taking advantage of its acceleration and deceleration are the apex of being in the “Now”.
Dancing with the whip’s entry and exit as well as exploring all subtleties of gravity and flow – let the Whip move you rather than you move it. Be in the moment of gentleness, grace, flow and peace of mind".
"Bobbi HolyOak's Tibetan Wave whip is the smoothest and most responsive whip design I have ever used. Bobbi's latest whip design opens up new doorways to combative speed, energy expression, and the art of graceful whip manipulation.
The Tibetan Wave whip has the ability to manifest and magnify the energy you give it at a level that is unparalleled in either the leather or paracord whipmaker's world. As a target whip it is unerringly accurate and repeatable, and is the ultimate whip for mid-range and close range combative applications. As a whip for personal self expression of the whip arts it has no boundaries or equal."
This first video is of Tom Meadows and Ron Lew talking about the prototype whip that is the pattern for the Tibetan Wave Trilogy whips. Thanks for testing it out, Men! The second video Shows the accuracy of the Tibetan Wave. If you look closely, you can see three or four petals come off this flower one at a time before he decides to just cut the whole thing.
This third video is of my friend Bill putting the Dragon's Tail Whip to good use. Great Flow, Bill. Thanks for letting me use this! XOX
This one is just me doing a quick test crack on two Phoenix Tongues and freezing my nose off in the snow.... I really love how these are martial arts whips but they also volley beautifully.
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Whips are a lot of fun but they are not toys. Make sure to always wear safety gear and practice well away from other people and animals. Never hit anyone with your whip. Bobbi HolyOak and HolyOak whips are not responsible for any injury to person or property incurred by the use/miss use of our whips. Have fun, be smart, be safe and keep on cracking!