Nan Dao’ translates as Nan meaning South and Dao meaning a single edge, broad blade-cutting tool (knife or sword). Nan Dao is a contemporary Southern Broadsword that has a distinctive thick blade. The top part of the blade’s edge point outwards with a slight curve. In addition, an S-shaped guard is fixed at the bottom of the blade with a solid round ring at the end of the handle. The Southern Broadsword is a short weapon wielded by either one or two hands.
Senior Master Richard Tsui-Po offers you a new spiral-bound training manual with detailed and accurate explanation of all the essential techniques you need to know in order to master the Elementary Nan Dao routine. See more information below.
The Elementary Nan Dao routine is a simple and easy form to accomplish.
It consists of 32 steps, techniques of the Elementary Nan Dao routine involve of thrust, chop, cuts, uppercuts and deflections. Stances include the cat, horse, dragon, cross steps, one leg, wide riding dragon and crouching.
The Southern Broadsword for martial arts training will improve your upper body coordination and strengthen your shoulders, arms and wrists. The techniques are easy to perform and can be readily adapted to self-defence, as the sword is an extension of your arms. Some movements of the Southern Broadsword technique are similar to movements in the bare hands striking method. For instance, the chop down strike of the Southern Broadsword sword technique can be traced back to that of the bare hands hammer punch.
In keeping with this tradition, Senior Master Richard Tsui-Po offers you a new spiral-bound training manual with detailed and accurate explanation of all the essential techniques you need to know in order to master this weapon.
- the structure of the Southern Broadsword
- four ways to handle the Southern Broadsword
- seven stances used in the Southern Broadsword routine
- the elementary routine: a step-by-step photo guide by Master Steeve Kiat of the southern broadsword routine consisting of 32 steps — students of various ages and physical condition find it easier to learn this weapon with this short form. This routine provides a solid foundation of the essential techniques of the Southern Broadsword. When practiced properly, the routine will help you improve the coordination of your upper body while strengthening your shoulders, arms and wrists