Lijiang (Old Town)

Black Dragon Park

Master Zhushuao

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.

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