Another video to be released shortly!
I am pleased to announce the pending release of another video, this time on the Chang Dao (2-handed sabre) of China. The promotional blurb reads as follows: This video contains a distillation of techniques of the long sabre known as the "Chang Dao". It does not attempt to present one single style, but rather a synthesis of practical fencing techniques of the two-handed sabre in China, using forms primarily intended for 2-person practise. More modern martial arts forms, particularly ones created after the Cultural Revolution, might be very acrobatic and crowd-pleasing in their performance value, but they give practical application a back seat. In this video, researcher Dan Djurdjevic (author of the award-winning blog "The Way of Least Resistance") attempts to present the techniques relating to the chang dao in the form they were originally intended: as training for war. So rather than serve an aesthetic function, the two forms in this video are in fact