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December 8, 2017

In order to full understand ancient Eastern martial arts manuals, we need to triangulate information from the 3 major sources: Chinese, Korean, Japanese.

September 1, 2017

To commemorate the 7th year anniversary of the founding of ChineseLongsword.com, I've created 5 short videos to share some basics of practicing the Chinese Long Saber.

Part 1 - Choosing Your Long Saber's Length

For years, I've been using a professionally-made Chinese Lon...

July 10, 2017

Did the Japanese Samurai learnt & wrote down the Shaolin Staff techniques in their manual first, BEFORE the Chinese?

For real antique evidence, please watch the video in this article, and we can then have a discussion.

Heiho Ogi Sho (兵法奥義書) was written by Samurai General...

June 28, 2017

Aggression in practice or sparring matches makes you lazy.

This theory might be a bit controversial to some martial artists, but I hope you can see my point by the end of this article, and maybe understand why some martial arts like Taiji or Aikido chose to practice wi...

June 15, 2017

Recently, I received an email from someone asking me about the practicality of spinning footwork which he frequently observes in Muye Dobo Tongji (Korean manual based on Chinese martial arts). Is spinning practical in combat? Or is it just for show?

I answered him priva...

May 29, 2017

Some people look at the "Golden Chicken Solo Stand Stance" (standing on one leg) as something impractical for real fights, and think that it's something used for looking good in performances only. 

However, this stance was actually documented in ancient martial art...

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