Chinese Swordsmanship - Integrating Stepping Techniques with Scott Rodell
Fighting Arts Collective, Toronto ON Canada
Footwork is an essential element of any sword training, yet it is often overlooked. The result is that during swordplay, many practitioners retreat out of distance and charge forward. Doing so they lose any sense of the correct distance and timing. The answer to this error is proper footwork that maneuvers the swordsman to a superior position. This is a position where he or she is both relatively safe and in distance to land a blow. This seminar will look closely at different stepping techniques, for both active and passive movement, that are integral to Jianfa and Daofa.
No prior training is required, however, proper safety gear is. A limited amount of loaner gear is available.
Instructor: Scott M. Rodell, is an international known teacher of Chinese Sword Work and widely recognised as the father of the Renaissance in Chinese Swordsmanship.
He is the of author of 10 books including the forth coming: “Ming Chinese Military Swordsmanship.” His other works include: “Chinese Swordsmanship, The Yang Family Taiji Jian Tradition” and “Fundamentals of the Wudang Sword Method". Rodell teaches regular seminars in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Cost:$275 plus HST,
Bring a friend, $500 for both, plus HST
To register contact: Poney Chiang 647 388 6858 or email chiangp(at)gmail.com
Toronto Sword Training / Great River Taoist Centre Toronto
Great River Taoist Center
Traditional Chinese Swords and Swordsmanship