Saturday, 29 September 2012

Sword Form

Swords in the Chinese and Japanese systems can be classified in two categories, cutting swords and stabbing swords.

Although slicing as well as stabbing attacks are performed with both the design of the sword determines the preferred form of attack.

A strong curved blade like the Chinese "Tao" knife (actually it is a sword, but the Chinese insist on calling it a knife) and the Japanese Katana makes it suited for cutting attacks. Having learnt to sink my chi into descending blows as used in Hsing-Yi Quan ( a form of Wudang Kung Fu) I incorprate these descending attacks into my katana form too.  

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