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By Richard Pegg,Tony Yang,Andy Lianto,Robert Figler,Stephan Berwick

ISBN-10: 1893765113

ISBN-13: 9781893765115

The chinese language double-edged immediately sword (jian), the “gentleman of weapons,” is the point of interest of this publication. There are an increasing number of humans drawn to this interesting weapon, its background, and its use. on your comfort, this anthology assembles the easiest articles in this topic as released within the magazine of Asian Martial Arts.
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 event in swordsmanship, Dr. Pegg writes right here on historic chinese language bronze swords and in addition 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 circulate. those significant displays supply a standpoint that's worthy for figuring out the technical and historic importance of the sword arts in China.
within the subsequent bankruptcy, Tony Yang, Andy Lianto, and Robert Figler supply an outstanding assessment of the basics of teaching with the immediately sword. this text outlines one of the most well-known sword varieties in background, Liu Yunqiao’s lineage, solo and two-person perform, in addition to information on primary innovations and their combos. For all intents and reasons, the perform and perfection of those basics make one a grasp of the sword. Over a hundred and forty photographs are used simply during this bankruptcy to demonstrate the techniques.
Stephan Berwick’s bankruptcy info the historical past and perform of a well-known directly sword method, the Qingping (Green Duckweed). The research meshes chinese language- and English-sourced examine and a revealing interview with Lu Junhai—the grandmaster of this detailed sword method. The interview is carried out by way of America’s senior Qingping disciples, Reza Momenan and Hon Lee.
while you're a significant practitioner of the chinese language double-edged immediately sword and feature an curiosity in its background and strategies, you’ll take pleasure in each one bankruptcy integrated during this anthology. may possibly or not it's a convenient reference paintings for info in addition to a resource of concept for genuine sword practice.

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