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“Jian Shu”

Feb
5
2018

206 B.C.E.: THE DANCING ASSASSIN

Just a short excerpt from Professor Kang Ge-Wu’s martial history, The Spring and Autumn of Chinese Martial Arts. If you are interested in the broader view of Chinese Kung Fu, this is a must have. It is the first—and only— book issued in English on the 5000 year history of Chinese Martial Arts, and Plum’s first […]

Mar
16
2014

Kung Fu Theater: Adam Hsu Shows Weapons

Here’s another memorable entry from that great period on TV when Tat Mau Wong hosted Kung Fu Theater? Sifu would interview a different guest each week and then the teacher would go out on the floor and demonstrate his specialty. If you do remember, here it is. And if you don’t you are in for […]

Nov
21
2013

WeaponsSpace Part 2

Each pair of weapons creates a middle zone or, if you will, qi space, that can be thrilling for spectators and downright frightening for participants…

Oct
9
2013

The Straight Sword, Magical and Upright

Some weapons are more than just weapons. The katana or Samurai Sword (originally the Chinese Miao Dao) is known as the “soul” of the samurai. The English long bow is a symbol of the common soldier’s rise to power. The American six shooter is the symbol of the West and its rowdy history. The Chinese […]

Jan
19
2012

An Old and a New Xing Yi Book

This book is in the Li Cun Yi lineage and it combines (both in traditional Chinese) an old Xing Yi form text along with a newly photographed sword and 13 power fist set. Nice photos and, of course, neat old drawings of the 36 movement Xing Yi sword.

Mar
18
2011

In Moonlight

Imagine a wheat field of steel stalks, swaying and flashing in the sunlight. That’s what you would have if you brought all the straight sword players daily to the same park for an hour. This is because there are millions of Kung Fu players alive today who practice the straight sword and find it endlessly […]

Oct
30
2010

Wu Dang Partner Sword

Our newest addition to the every growing popularity of the Chinese sword, is entitled Wu Dang Jian: Single and Partner Practice.

Apr
24
2010

Product: WuDang Sword

We’re pleased to see the increased interest in fencing with the Chinese sword.

Mar
12
2010

Product: Sword Classic from Lion

He is a traditional Chinese character text of a classic on the sword.

Jan
22
2010

Product: Jian Shu (Sword Art) Book/DVD now available

We have long trained in Chinese fencing and are delighted to see…