Wang Shi Tong’s Ba Gua Saber set is an elegant and sophisticated form that actualizes Ba Gua’s principle of continuous change, while wielding the Chinese Broadsword and performing a series of flowing combat applicable movements. During this 4-week intensive, students will also review the Ba Gua Broadsword Ji Ben Gong (foundational training), Ba Gua Saber Ding Shi circle walking, linear attacking sequences and the 2-person blocking and attacking set.
Time and Location: Saturdays, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm; October 6th – October 27th
Central Park in Tupelo Meadow (in the Ramble at 77th street)
If rained out, class will move to Sunday 11:00 – 1:30 pm
To Register: contact Thad Wong at moc.liamgnull@niloahskroywen
class is limited to 25 students
* Wooden broadsword required
PLEASE NOTE: A wooden broadsword is required for this workshop. You can find low cost ones in Chinatown and martial arts supply stores, but it is recommended to get one of sturdier construction, especially since we will be hitting them together often in the broadsword vs. broadsword 2-person set. The best ones can be found at Raven Studios. Order soon if you want one of these, they take 6 to 8 weeks to make. However, they feel the most like a real broadsword, and with a few coats of natural oil finish (tung, linseed, etc) are durable enough to be used for weapons sparring. The ox-tail sabre with rounded tip is recommended. The low-cost swords are easier to obtain, but may come apart by the end of the classes.