There are forms of Tai Chi, being a practice of the Martial Arts, that use weapons.
Besides the sword forms being a way to promote good health and fitness, with their energetic moves and deep lunges, they also require some mental preparation and an inner attitude to gain the most benefits.
Sifu Leo talks in this short audio clip about the symbolic meaning behind the sword that one should keep in mind during practice. He touches on the respectful attitude required, and the inner mood that is best to develop before even picking up the sword.
He explains how the sword becomes an extension of one’s limb, and with time, how graceful and nuanced the movements become.
To learn more about the benefits of training with swords, and to explore tai chi, contact your Sifu, Leo Low Ming, on 0833780468.