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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2021 10:31 p.m. PST

…swordsmanship

"…Recently I took a more in-depth look into Ming period martial arts, particularly swordsmanship, and found many interesting parallels between Chinese and European systems.

Recorded in seventeenth century military treatise Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》), Chao Xian Shi Fa (朝鮮勢法, lit. 'Joseon stance techniques') is the only surviving Ming period martial arts that teaches two-handed jian techniques. Mao Yuan Yi (茅元儀), the author of Wu Bei Zhi, claimed that he acquired the manual from Korea, but later contradicted himself by stating that he acquired the manual "across the sea*".

Although Chao Xian Shi Fa was named after Korea, there's a high probability that it had a Chinese origin, based on the following evidences:…"
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