Work with weaponry

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Exercises with weaponry are called tsi se. There are exercises with such short weapon as a short stick (pengan), a broad (dao) and a narrow (ten) sword; such long weapon as a spear (tsyan), a stick (gun), an axe (dadao); with pair weapon: pair broad swords (shuan dao), pair narrow swords (shuan ten), pair hooks (shuan gou), pair spears (shuan tsyan); with flexible weapon - a 9-link chain (tsyutsebyan), a three-knee stick (sansegun), an iron wrist (shen byao), a lyusin (lyusinchui), etc. The complexes with the traditional wushu weapons are included in the obligatory program for belt certification in the Wushu Federation school.

Narrow sword technique

Narrow sword technique. Master Ma Menta (China).

The exercises with a narrow sword are called tenshu, with such sword tricks as tsi ("to beat"), zi ("to pierce"), dyan (spot motion), ben ("to crack", wrist motion upward) as well as equilibrium exercises, rotation in jump and other motions. Swords can be with either a short or a long tassel fixed to a hilt, and according to the way of holding the sword they can be one-handed or two-handed. Ten-shu includes the following styles: gun (tsya) ten - "a working sword", sinten - "a moving sword", myanten - "a pulling sword ", tzuiten - "a drunkard’s sword". Gunten has a powerful and rigid manner, motions and tricks are strict and concentrated; there is a definite method corresponding to each sword motion, the motions are straight. Sinten motions are vivid and unceasing, they are displayed freely and with a rush; a number of motions and methods is great with a few stops. Myanten motion are "soft" and "hidden", slow and continuous, interdependent from the very beginning and up to the end. Tzuiten motions are like those in a frenzied dance - tempo changes suddenly, shifting occurs in different directions, moving and returning into the initial position are unexpected, and all the motions remind drunken man behavior. The tenshu features are: easiness and swiftness, adroitness, and the sense of rhythm.

Wide sword technique

Wide sword technique. Demonstrates Master Ji Jian Cheng (China).

The exercises with a wide sword are called daoshu. They are based on circular motions with a sword above the head, around the head and the chest , such motions as pi ("hacking"), kan ("to chop through"), lyao ("to raise"), gua ("to suspend", "upper beating off "), etc. "A single sword is turned to an empty hand ", i.e. when performing complexes, motions of the left hand [without sword] should be thoroughly coordinated the right hand motions [with the sword]. Daoshu features are courage and speed.

Staff [stick]

Gune-shu technique. Master Ma Menta (China).

Guneshu present exercises with stick. Complexes are consist of such motions as lune (circular movements), pi ("to hack"), cho ("to pierce vertically"), lyao ("to raise"), uhua ("a dancing flower"), etc. Its features are usage of the both ends of staff, horizontal strikes with the side part of staff; energetic and unexpected motions.



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