Tai Chi Sword Handling

Ken Van Sickle on Tai Chi Sword Handling


The Tai Chi Sword or ‘Jian’ is often considered to be the weapon of a gentleman. It requires the user to exercise focus, delicacy and dexterity as the weapon is gently held, rather than gripped, allowng the connection through the body to control the movements so the handler can move in a fluid, free-flowing manner.

In this short video long-term practitioner Ken van Sickle illustrates the essential principles of sword handling.

Video “Tai Chi Sword Handling”

Author: Ronnie Robinson

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