Tai Chi swords made of wood

The Jian is a double-edged Chinese sword and one of the most important weapons in the internal martial art of Tai Chi Chuan. Formerly divided into Wu Jian (war swords) and Wen Jian (scholars' swords), Tai Chi practitioners today use the Jian to expand their body awareness and ability to direct energy right up to the tip of the sword. 

The Jian is a very elegant weapon. Historic models were razor-sharp at the tip, which is why even a light touch and little effort could disable the opponent's weapon hand, for example. Hard blocks were avoided; instead, the body often performed circular avoidance movements in order to be able to make lightning-fast thrusts with the blade from a safe position.

We offer handmade Tai Chi swords made of wood for your Tai Chi training. To cater for every style, every requirement and every body size, our range includes blade lengths from 60 cm to 85 cm made from many different types of wood.

There are several traditional ways of determining the correct blade length: Some say the sword standing on its tip on the ground should be at the level of the lower Dantian with the parry, others recommend holding the sword on the back of the arm with the tip of the blade pointing upwards at the parry. In this case, the tip should reach the top of the ear. It is best to ask your instructor about the common practice in his lessons. 

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