5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form
(Wuduan Taiji Duilianjian)
intermediate/advanced, 64 forms
The 5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form brings a new dimension to both the study of taiji sword and to taijiquan partner training. Along with gaining a deeper understanding of the many fascinating skills particular to the sword, taijiquan players can improve their ability to sense and respond to a partner using taijiquan principles. In China, masters of the jian (sword) had a profound effect on almost every aspect of life and were instrumental in shaping the country’s history, folklore and performance culture. In terms of self-cultivation, the sword master sees one edge of the weapon as cutting through worldly folly and the other as cutting through self illusion.
Study of the Wuduan Taijiquan Duilian demands a clear understanding of taijiquan core-principles and allows taijiquan players to apply their experience in new and dynamic ways. The form can be used to augment taijiquan programs that are lacking in partner sword material and, in fact, has been taken up by schools around the world. This intermediate-advanced partner sword form can function as an excellent preparation for sword and other apparatus training found in traditional styles of taijiquan.