The Chinese double-edged straight sword (jian), the “gentleman of weapons,” is the focus of this Via Media book. If you are a serious practitioner of the Chinese sword and have an interest in its history and techniques, you’ll enjoy each chapter included in this Via Media anthology. May it be a handy reference work for information as well as a source of inspiration for actual sword practice.
Chinese Swords: An Ancient Tradition and Modern Training
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- Ancient Chinese Bronze Swords in the MacLean Collection, by Richard A. Pegg, Ph.D.
- Chinese Sword and Brush Masters of the Tang Dynasty (618–906), by Richard A. Pegg, Ph.D.
- Basic Chinese Sword Training and Practice, by Tony Yang, Andy Lianto, and Robert A. Figler, Ph.D.
- Qingping Straight Sword: The Last Remaining Chinese Sword System?, by Stephan Berwick, M.A.; Trans. C. Hsu and X.Y. Dong
6" x 9" paperback, 80 pages, 192 illustrations. eBOOK AVAILABLE from Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and Kobo.