Vintage Dadao Training Video
I just came across this vintage video of Chinese WWII-era Dadao training. Check out the video below:
Although the Dadao is supposed to be a 2-handed weapon, but interestingly the practice shown in the video were done with 1-hand instead, and closely resembles modern Wushu forms.
A real Dadao is a heavy weapon, due to its broad mass. So to wield it effectively with only 1 hand requires much skill.
Check out the WWII Dadao training manual here: www.chineselongsword.com/dadao
Ancient Chinese Martial Arts Manuals www.ChineseLongsword.com