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by Jeremy Sambath
Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Training in Dao
Replies: 13
Views: 15606

Hi Linda I learned a dao form from northern shaolin ( yinqin ) but don't really practise it anymore (in favour of wu xing dao from xing yi ). I believe the dao methods ( beng, dien, pi, etc) would be the same on principle and only differ slightly from one another. I checked my notes and the gua dao ...
by Jeremy Sambath
Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Training in Dao
Replies: 13
Views: 15606

The way I was taught; Gua dao is downward, 'figure 8' type movements. Condensed movement can be used to lead an enemy's weapon away enough to create a small opening. Usually at diagonal-angle. Liao dao is upward cutting. Can also be done with hand on back of blade. Can be performed at an angle or di...
by Jeremy Sambath
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Miaodao and spear (or whatever...)
Replies: 10
Views: 7573

Sorry guys, I know this is dated but there was something wrong when I joined this forum last year and I couldn't post on this particular msg as I wanted to, so now's my chance ! Something very important we should not forget is that an edged weapon will 'catch' a wooden shaft and this can be used to ...
by Jeremy Sambath
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Blocks vs Intercepts vs deflections
Replies: 4
Views: 3912

A block is as Josh explained, meeting force with force. Not really ideal in Chinese martial arts, but sometimes you just have to ! An intercept is just that; intercepting someone's attack against you to stop it from finishing. For example if I see you begin your attack but I inch-step in and cut you...