Buugeng can be translated as martial arts illusion, and were created by Dai Zaobab who owns the trademark. He created this name from three Japanese words. The “buu” comes from bujyutsu (martial arts), referring to the similarities between martial arts and the curves and circular nature of the Buugeng itself as well as the movements of Buugeng play. The “geng” originally came from the Japanese word mugeen (infinity), because the infinity symbol is frequently manifested in Buugeng play. After some time, it was decided that a better description of the art came from the Japanese words, gen and genwaku, which translate as illusion.
A single Buugeng consists of two folding C-shaped blades that lock together and unfold in opposite directions to form a flat S-shaped staff. Two of these Buugeng are played together to create stunning geometric illusions. A triple Buugeng consists of three C-shaped blades emerging from a three-pointed centerpiece with a hole in the middle.