May 8, 2011

Double Broadswords vs Spear

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In the previous post, we showed a double broadsword (sabre/saber) form. Here we expand on how double broadswords could be used in combat, albeit in a public performance setting. The demos look impressive but do not illustrate how a real fight between a lancer and swordsman might look like. If you look closely, the swords are used only singly alternating between the left and right ones - the full double barrel firepower is not brought to bear most of the time. The spear is also twirled more than it is jabbed or flicked, and the swordsman never steps in to take full advantage of the shorter reach of his swords against the spear.

Photo Credit: Jow Ga Shaolin

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