This lesson provides a brief history and overview of the Jian, as well as basic practice drills to develop a familiarity with holding and moving the sword.
In this lesson, learn about alignment, posture, and body connection for Chinese straight sword work, as well as conditioning exercises for Jian movement.
In this lesson, learn the basic steps of Chinese swordplay, including common advances and retreats, lateral stepping and lunging, and weight shifting.
In this lesson, learn the basic Jian attacks of cut and thrust, as well as the fundamental defensive positions for the Chinese straight sword.
In this lesson, learn the Jian swordplay counter attack to follow a successful defense, illustrated with both individual and partner demonstrations.
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