Saber can explode your understanding of the more advanced weapons. A firm grounding in the “4-S” (spear, sword, staff and saber) actually helps in your empty hand practice. Even more than some of his earlier books, Ted is aiming to put the elements that make the saber the fiercest and—for some—most enjoyable of Kung Fu weapons.
As always, Plum has two goals with this series: first, to illustrate the heart of the art; second, to actually teach you how to operate the weapon.
In this video (click image to see video) he took a break to explain his own fascination with the saber, and why it can be so useful to those who really want to understand the world’s oldest martial art.