72 postures in all. The easy shovel is a unique weapon of Taoist martial art. It is somewhat similar to the Buddhist crescent shovel and is a must for Taoists when they travel. It is said that the easy shovel was passed down by Lao Tsu. Lao Tsu left 81 shovels to encourage his disciples to cultivate their moral character attentively, in a hope that they would do good and eliminate evil. The Easy Shovel is a weapon incorporating cudgel, fork, and spear. Its main movements are pressing, parrying, pricking, shoveling, wiping, and patting. Such art looks magnificent applied with masterful skill.