Chinese Swords Guide Blog Latest Site Updates The Chinese Swords and Swordsmanship Blog keeps you up to date with all the new or changed information on the website. Subscribe here. en-us swords Sat, 12 Dec 2009 21:35:48 GMT Sat, 12 Dec 2009 21:35:48 GMT Dec 12, How to make a website that attracts free website traffic. With no prior knowledge of how to make a website or build free website traffic, I used Site Build It to create the Chinese Swords Guide. Sat, 12 Dec 2009 21:35:47 GMT Dec 12, STRETCHING EXERCISES TO HELP PREVENT INJURIES. Ankle, knee and hip rotations, groin stretches, arm and leg stretching exercises to prepare for Chinese swordsmanship training. Sat, 12 Dec 2009 21:26:26 GMT Dec 12, Hello to Russia A big wave from me (Linda), to all the visitors to the Chinese Swords Guide, from the Russian Federation. We have 300 - 400 visitors to the website everyday. Out of those, 18 now come from Russia. Welcome to you all. Sat, 12 Dec 2009 08:46:19 GMT Dec 8, How to be healthy and recover sensibly. Keys to how to be healthy when returning to training after injury. How soon can you do martial arts moves, tai chi forms, full speed swordfighting? Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:24:17 GMT Dec 8, Training After Serious Injury After Linda posted my story on the site, she asked if I would like to add any details. Please read the summary in the link above and then come back Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:19:22 GMT Dec 6, Chinese Martial Arts Weapons Training: Miao Dao Miao Dao is becoming one of the more common Chinese martial arts weapons for student training. Two handed sword techniques for this sabre are explained in this section of the Chinese Swords Guide. Sun, 06 Dec 2009 09:05:52 GMT Nov 30, Cutting Fruit When I go to sword training on Sunday afternoon we usually do some of our basic cuts practise with sharp swords. We have been trying out different Mon, 30 Nov 2009 00:18:14 GMT Nov 27, Top Swordfighting Tips and Techniques Some Chinese swordfighting looks like a bad pirate movie. Why waste your time when you can be learning correct and proven historical techniques? Fri, 27 Nov 2009 03:45:58 GMT Nov 27, Which Martial Art Can I Learn Online? Can I learn martial arts online? Which martial art is best for me? Can I train in sword fighting from videos? What if there is no martial art class for my style? Fri, 27 Nov 2009 03:43:06 GMT Nov 26, Sword Fighting Games: Bullrush When training kids in Chinese sword skills, we use a lot of sword fighting games to keep them active, make it fun, and train common sword fighting techniques. Thu, 26 Nov 2009 10:49:08 GMT Nov 25, Tai chi sword from forms to freeplay Down to earth information on tai chi sword forms Martial applications for taiji jian and chinese broadsword. Real Chinese swordsmanship skills. Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:34:42 GMT Nov 24, Test Cutting For Historical Swordsmanship. A Practical Guide to Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship by Scott Rodell, is an excellent book on how to cut correctly with sharp swords now available in Australia. Tue, 24 Nov 2009 21:39:24 GMT Nov 24, Teach The Children Well - Part 2 Teach the children well. A martial arts instructor that knows how to do that, and who is an example of how to be healthy and maintain a healthy relationship, is of great value. Tue, 24 Nov 2009 21:17:59 GMT Nov 24, Antique Swords Advice How do you know the antique swords you are planning to buy are the real thing? Advice on finding authentic swords and avoiding the fakes. Tue, 24 Nov 2009 04:45:30 GMT Nov 24, Damascus Steel Swords. Want to know how Damascus steel swords are made? The Chinese Swords Guide has an easy to understand description of how forge welded or Damascus steel blades are made. Tue, 24 Nov 2009 04:37:02 GMT Nov 24, Care for wooden training swords with tung oil or boiled linseed oil. Your wooden training swords are thirsty. Care for them with tung or boiled linseed oil. Tips for a healthy experience with your favourite Chinese wooden sword. Tue, 24 Nov 2009 03:07:45 GMT Nov 23, Balance Exercises with Taiji Sword. Some of the best balance exercises can be found in a tai chi form, including the jian forms. If you want to follow some of the best tips for a healthy lifestyle from Chinese culture, this is the page Mon, 23 Nov 2009 06:39:53 GMT Nov 23, Foam Swords for Kids. Want to make your own boffers for kids. I show you how to make Chinese style foam swords. Or you can just order your custom kids boffer jian from me. Mon, 23 Nov 2009 04:32:03 GMT Nov 23, Multiple Intelligences for Martial Arts Students have different learning styles known as multiple intelligences. These learning intelligences affect the way a martial arts teacher passes information to his students. Mon, 23 Nov 2009 03:30:50 GMT Nov 23, Protective gear for legs in a Chinese swordfight. Ancient Chinese warriors used a tasset as their protective gear for the lower body. It was made of brigandine armor plates inside layers of cloth. Mon, 23 Nov 2009 03:19:57 GMT Nov 22, Chinese Sword Fights: Common Errors - Part 2 If you do not want your Chinese sword fights to be won by the other guy, learn how to avoid these common errors. Sun, 22 Nov 2009 10:41:46 GMT Nov 15, Chinese Sword Training - Upcoming Events If you would like to do some sword training. This is the place to look. I'll keep it up to date with any excellent seminars, camps or regular training I become aware of. Sun, 15 Nov 2009 07:00:06 GMT Nov 15, Taijiquan Seminars in Australia with Scott Rodell, April 2024. April 2024 Australian Taijiquan Seminars registration information. Teacher Scott Rodell will be teaching two martial art class two day seminars. Sun, 15 Nov 2009 05:37:11 GMT Nov 13, Tai Chi Moves and Swordfighting. Scott Rodell trained us in tai chi moves and Chinese Swordfighting in the Australian 2008 seminars. Here is a summary of what we learnt at these taijiquan seminars. Fri, 13 Nov 2009 03:16:39 GMT Nov 12, Cut and Thrust Sword Test Cutting Ideas and advice for test cutting with a cut and thrust sword. Sword cutting training helps develop edge control and other vital swordsmanship skills. Thu, 12 Nov 2009 05:01:34 GMT Nov 7, Chinese Two Handed Sword Types. The Chinese had many types of two handed sword. A common error is to brand all the willow leaf shaped blades miaodao. This page explains some of the differences. Sat, 07 Nov 2009 09:46:15 GMT Nov 6, Real Swords coming to Australia. Some real swords can't cut for toffee. These sanmei and carbon steel blades from Huanuo are hand forged, and proven as good cutters. Fri, 06 Nov 2009 04:08:50 GMT Nov 6, Huanuo Carbon Steel Swords for sale in Australia. Excellent quality carbon steel swords suitable for test cutting and general training. Huanuo Royal Peopny carbon steel jian. Fri, 06 Nov 2009 03:41:25 GMT Nov 6, Battle ready swords for sale in Australia Battle ready swords - how often have you read that and found junk? Not this time! These Huanuo Forge jian are brillian for test cutting and the best tai chi sword you could hope for. Fri, 06 Nov 2009 03:27:15 GMT Nov 6, Women with swords - how far we have come. Men and women with swords in equal freeplay prove our progress since the beginnings of womens boxing, archery and fox hunting. Fri, 06 Nov 2009 01:24:26 GMT Nov 6, Sword Art from Russia - the Motherland Statue Women with swords often feature in sword art of the world. These pieces of Russian history are known as the Motherland Statues. Fri, 06 Nov 2009 01:17:13 GMT Nov 5, Fang Song Fang Song is the first of our tai chi principles for developing Chinese sword skill. It comes from ancient Chinese culture to today's internal Asian martial arts. Thu, 05 Nov 2009 10:31:45 GMT Nov 2, Martial Art Etiquette for Chinese Swords Do you know the martial art etiquette for how to handle Chinese swords? A good martial arts teacher passes on sword etiquette to his students. Mon, 02 Nov 2009 20:39:19 GMT Nov 2, Sword Cutting with Chinese Swords: You can learn to do sword cutting responsibly with respect for your blade. Mon, 02 Nov 2009 20:36:22 GMT Nov 2, Sword Lessons for Jianke in Training. Do you want to learn to sword fight? If Chinese sword fighting is your preference, you'll enjoy the video and description of taiji sword lessons on the Chinese Swords Guide. Mon, 02 Nov 2009 20:31:47 GMT Oct 30, Market Swords Some sellers at my local market have a range of swords under $50 AUS. How can I tell if these are any good? Answer Swords sold cheaply in a local Fri, 30 Oct 2009 08:46:15 GMT Oct 30, Answers to Swords and Swordsmanship Questions Ask swords and swordsmanship questions and get answers. Fri, 30 Oct 2009 05:53:26 GMT Oct 26, Smart Kids Learn to Sword Fight, Smart parents Encourage Them to. Our kids learn to sword fight in Chinese styles. It's doing them a lot of good. Boys and girls do swordfighting lessons with custom made padded kids swords. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:17:25 GMT Oct 26, Fun Ideas for Kids with Swords. Want fun ideas for kids swordsmanship training? Here are some of the kids games and training exercises we use in our after school Kids Sword Club. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 08:32:17 GMT Oct 26, Training in Martial Arts Kids Will Love: Chinese Swordsmanship for children. Want a martial arts kids class that's more fun than video games? Mon, 26 Oct 2009 08:11:03 GMT Oct 26, Swordsmanship Tips - Entering the Fight 2 Two swordsmanship tips for entering the swordfight from a distance and one sword fighting technique for ending it in one strike from within range. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 03:20:18 GMT Oct 26, Chinese Sword Techniques. Historical Chinese Sword fighting Techniques. These sword techniques are historically correct, easy to learn and have similarities to different sword fighting styles. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 02:21:56 GMT Oct 23, Best Wooden Swords for Training in Real Swordsmanship. Not all wooden swords are up to the mark. Check out the guide for what to look for in a waster before you go comparison shopping. Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:10:46 GMT Oct 22, Chinese Swords. How Chinese swords are made. Classifications and statistics of Jian and Dao. Forging processes and history. Thu, 22 Oct 2009 06:23:10 GMT Oct 21, Swords and Chinese Swordsmanship Beautiful Chinese swords. Your guide to collecting and protecting; for training in Tai Chi and other Chinese swordsmanship. Share my martial arts journey and I'll introduce you to the experts. Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:25:44 GMT Oct 19, Chinese Swords Guide Friend Connect Now you can join the site as a member, find friends with similar interests, and interact withem, right here on the Chinese Swords Guide. Mon, 19 Oct 2009 21:01:37 GMT Oct 19, Terra Cotta Soldiers of Qin Shi Huangdi The terra cotta soldiers unearthed in Xian, in 1974, show details of ancient Chinese armour. Qin Shi Huangdi, first emporer of China, had the terracotta warriors made to guard him in the afterlife Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:42:40 GMT Oct 5, Martial Art Training for Swordsmen. Sword zhan zhuang, the best martial art training for Chinese swordsmanship, is also known as standing meditation in tai chi exercise. Mon, 05 Oct 2009 09:59:18 GMT Oct 4, Full contact Chinese Sword Fighting Tournaments Men and Women with swords. Full contact Chinese sword fighting. Kids crossing swords. We are witnessing the historical revival of real Chinese martial skills. Sun, 04 Oct 2009 20:46:40 GMT Oct 4, A female martial artist in the Traditional Chinese Sword League. Analysis of the Traditional Chinese Sword League martial arts tournament by the only female martial artist in this year's competition. Sun, 04 Oct 2009 20:39:18 GMT