I'm a beginner in Ving Tsun (2 months in) and my sifu had us doing station drills. (eg. One person on the punching bag doing punches, pak-sau's, throat chops; another on the wooden dummy doing stepping movements and another lifting the pole up and down to strengthen our forearms/wrists and form) Even though I'm a beginner, I think it would help me out to get a pole like this of my own so I can strengthen my forearm and wrists at the very least. Does anyone else have one at home? Did you get it from a lumber supply store or something like that? What should I be asking for? Certain type of wood, weight (5 or 6lb maybe), length (8' or 9' or so..)? Thanks!