Lijiang (Old Town)
Black Dragon Park
The Tai Chi Sword routine come from its history as a martial art and a health practice. In the hands of a trained practitioner, tai chi sword forms are a study in grace and beauty, but the underlying power within the shimmering movements of the sword cannot be disguised.
The straight sword is usually adorned with a coloured tassel hanging from the pommel at the end of the hilt; not just for decoration, the tassel can be used to distract an opponent, or even blind them.
The grace , power and intention in all movements are crucial to understand energy and purpose of each stance.
It was a honor and pleasure to do this series.