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KNIFE FORM AS TAUGHT BY THE GREAT GRANDMASTER IP MAN
Baat–‘eight', Cham–‘slash/cut/chop’, Dao–‘broad sword/saber’, Baat-Cham-Dao literally means eight-point-slashing-swords. This type of weapon originates from the southern part of China. One uses for blocking, one uses for attacking, and both Dao often are used in a pair — also known as Butterfly Swords.
This weapon provides training in mobility and further enhances precision in movement. Practicing the knives is comparable to practicing the pole and dummy techniques. The principle is to overcome the opponent with fast, simple, straightforward strikes. The horse stance must be extremely mobile, agile and the energy forward requires total body commitment and coordination. The weapon enhances the application and exertion of qi with the wrist and forearms, which improves your skills in hand combat. Because the weapons extend your energy range, you ability in Chi-Sao and combat will be vastly improved.
This instructional includes 8 sessions of Butterfly Swords forms, clearly demonstrated and explained by Sifu Samuel Kwok including front, side and slow motion views.