The use of the spear is often compared with the use of the straightsword. As would be expected, spear techniques rely on threading and thrusting maneuvers and swift footwork which take advantage of the spear´s speed and long reach.
Wushu´s simplest weapon is also one of its most impressive. The staff is a long weapon and draws the greater bulk of its power from the sheer speed of its whirling strikes. Staff use relies heavily on properly mastered empty-hand basics for its stancework and jumping techniques.
Bagua Zhang is a rare Chinese martial art in that it is both beautiful in appearance AND no nonsense in its practical application. This makes it accessable to anyone interested in beginning a course of training in a martial art, whether purely for the purposes of health and well-being, or for personal protection as well.
The Taiji sword is an integral part of the Taiji exercise that combines the styles and characteristics of both Taijiquan and swordplay. It resembles taijiquan in lightness, gentleness, constancy and spirit on the one hand, and presents the elegance, accuracy in movements and integration of form and spirit of swordplay on the other hand.
Tai Chi or Taijiquan is an outstanding gem of traditional Chinese culture that is valuable in promoting health, developing combat and self-defence skills. Health benefits are derived from the Tai Chi´s slow, gentle and tranquil movements which enable harmony in mind and body, improved mobility, suppleness and mental alertness.