A most famous Shaolin Monastery legend associated with staff methods is that of King Jinnaluo. He was a monk who miraculously transformed himself into a giant who used a staff to scare away rebels. The legend inspired manuals on Shaolin staff methods and an expectation for Shaolin support of the government.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 13 No. 4 (2004): 8 pages.