By Richard Pegg,Tony Yang,Andy Lianto,Robert Figler,Stephan Berwick
Chapters 1 and a couple of have been written through Dr. Richard Pegg, a student of Asian reviews and artwork curator with over thirty years of reviews within the martial arts. With sound educational and sensible adventure in swordsmanship, Dr. Pegg writes right here on historic chinese language bronze swords and likewise at the parallels of chinese language calligraphy and swordplay. The research and presentation of the calligraphic illustrations supply perception into the actual execution of sword move. those very good displays offer a point of view that's priceless for realizing the technical and old importance of the sword arts in China.
within the subsequent bankruptcy, Tony Yang, Andy Lianto, and Robert Figler supply a good evaluate of the basics of teaching with the instantly sword. this text outlines one of the most well-known sword kinds in historical past, Liu Yunqiao’s lineage, solo and two-person perform, in addition to information on primary thoughts and their combos. For all intents and reasons, the perform and perfection of those basics make one a grasp of the sword. Over one hundred forty pictures are used simply during this bankruptcy to demonstrate the techniques.
Stephan Berwick’s bankruptcy info the background and perform of a well-known immediately sword process, the Qingping (Green Duckweed). The examine meshes chinese language- and English-sourced examine and a revealing interview with Lu Junhai—the grandmaster of this detailed sword approach. The interview is performed by means of America’s senior Qingping disciples, Reza Momenan and Hon Lee.
when you are a major practitioner of the chinese language double-edged directly sword and feature an curiosity in its historical past and strategies, you’ll get pleasure from every one bankruptcy incorporated during this anthology. may possibly or not it's a convenient reference paintings for info in addition to a resource of thought for genuine sword practice.
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Chinese Swords: An Ancient Tradition and Modern Training by Richard Pegg,Tony Yang,Andy Lianto,Robert Figler,Stephan Berwick