HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF
THE WUDANG SWORD
Sifu Leonard Lackinger performing the Wudang Sword
Of all the schools of swordsmanship, that of Wudang is the most famous. The Chinese sword is double-edged and is pointed. It is therefore a slashing and thrusting weapon.
The Chinese sword is like a danty lady; it avoids meeting an opponent's weapon head-on, as doing so may break the sword into pieces. Agility and high-level skills are necessary in using the sword.
The Chinese sword is often regarded as a phoenix, but in Shaolin Wahnam it is regarded as a dragon. It is pertinent to mention that the kungfu of the founder, Zhang San Feng, known as Shaolin Kungfu at his time but later popularized as Wudang Taijiquan, was also known as a dragon.
Wong Kiew Kit
26th December 2018
Wudang Sword -- Pattern Names