Coordination – Precision – Discipline – Honesty – Courage – Truth
The Study of Swords and Other Edged Weapons
Become a peaceful warrior and learn courage in the face of challenges. The study of weapons is for people of all ages and abilities, come have fun, get some exercise, and learn a variety of swords.
As an integral part of Pa Kua, the study of ancient weapons is critical to martial arts development. Coordination, precision, and discipline are some of the numerous benefits of studying these weapons. The art of combat with one of these weapons was very often developed out of necessity, using common ordinary items. The stick that accompanied a traveler on his journey turned into a weapon and its use eventually evolved into an art. The common household item used to carry water back from the well was used as a weapon in an emergency. Other ancient weapons are actual weapons of war.
Their study is accompanied by a study of the warrior’s discipline, which helps us today in our daily battles of life. The discipline of mind and body acquired during the study of any of these weapons from the past is an invaluable tool for us today. Some of the ancient weapons taught in Pa Kua are a variety of Swords, Long Stick, Short Sticks, Boken, Shinai, Jian, Articulated Double Sticks (Nunchakus), Three Articulated Sticks, Throwing Knives, and Night Stick.
Membership Fees Per Month*
*Includes all disciplines except archery with the same instructor.