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“Kuan Dao”

Feb
13
2019

The Righteous Blade

INTRODUCTION You grip the Kuan Dao but you haven’t lifted it yet. Something is different here. The blade is thicker than a saber and yours may have more edges; at the butt end, the metal or wood shaft may be capped with bronze. Your Kuan Dao looks fierce as well as heavy, the kind of […]

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…

Jul
29
2012

The DVD That Completes the Book

As we promised, though a little late, we have finally completed our DVD on the Bandit Knife form. This is the much-requested companion to our book, “The Bandit Knife: Kung Fu’s Rebellious Weapon.” This new DVD fills in where the book left off, covering demonstrations of basic strikes, and a step-by-step breakdown of the complete […]

Aug
17
2011

The Bandit in the House: Plum’s Newest Publication

In this 210 page book, illustrated with over 100 photos, Ted teaches the Shaolin Bandit Knife. This weapon that is rarely demonstrated, much fun to play, and—with such movements as “body spin under knife”—also makes a traditional and beautiful performance set. Plus, for the first time, an extensive usage section tests the Knife against its worthy opponent, the Spear.