《武藝圖譜通志 - 雙手刀》
Muye Dobo Tongji - Ssang Su Do
The Korean Double-Handed Saber
雙手刀 (Chn: Shuang Shou Dao, Krn: Ssang Su Do) is a long saber which is held with 2 hands. During the encounter with Japanese pirates, Ming Dynasty General Qi Ji-Guang managed to obtain the Kage-style scroll of Japanese swordsmanship, and later adapted them into his own troops' training. These were later drawn and found in the ancient manual 武備志 (Wu Bei Zhi), "Military Preparation Manual".
When the Ming Dynasty troops lent their assistance to Korea against the Japanese invasion, General Qi's Saber methods were taught to the Koreans. These were later adapted and included in the comprehensive Korean martial arts manual, Muye Dobo Tongji, under the Double-Hand Saber, "Ssang Su Do" chapter.
Contents (43 pages + 1 x Routine-Sheet):
- Diagram of the Chinese Double-Hand Saber
- Introduction & History
- Illustrated Stances
- Routine Sequence
- Separate sheet for Full Illustrated Routine Sheet
Features to help you learn & understand:
- Hanyu Pinyin pronounciation for all Chinese text
- accompanying English translation
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Practicing The Form
Koreans today are putting huge efforts into reviving Muye Dobo Tongji.
Below are videos of some Koreans demonstrating the routine that's documented in the Double-Hand Saber chapter. There are various other groups of Koreans training in the martial arts of the Muye Dobo Tongji as well.