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I'm pretty sure my Sifu broke his Kwan Dao the first time he went to use it! It was made so that it could be easily taken apart for travel and it's believed that this probably weakened the wood. So he is also looking at options for possible replacements. One of the ideas he mentioned was possibly cutting down an extra thick staff.


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There are two kind of weapons that are sometimes referred to as the Dadao... There's the longer Dao (can still be wielded with one hand) and then there's the Dao attached to a long pole. In combat, the first version of shorter Dadao is used mainly in melee against other armed/armored fighters. The Dadao let's your cut Spears and Staff and its weight give ...


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There's been some pretty good scholarship and interest in the Dadao recently. There's a few forms or methods which have managed to be incorporated/carried along with various forms of kung fu - here's some demonstrations from a Mantis kung fu school. Others are attempting to reconstruct Dadao movements from old military manuals. It's a bit difficult to ...



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