February 9th, 2019
Laoshi Scott M. Rodell‘s Chinese Swordsmanship seminar will instruct students not in sword forms, but in the martial use of the Chinese straight sword or jian. This seminar will teach a thorough understanding of Chinese swordsmanship fundamentals including the basic cuts as a foundation for the practice of Chinese swordsmanship and includes individual & paired drills, foot work, and free swordplay.
No previous experience necessary
10:00 am – Seminar Begins
12:00 pm – FREE Lunch
4:00 pm – Seminar ends, open floor for freeplay, all are welcome FREE
$125 for Academy or GRTC Members
$135 for all others
Scott M. Rodell has studied martial arts since the age of nine, dedicating the last three and a half decades exclusively to the study of Yang Family Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan). Rodell spent many years traveling to find and study with the best teachers in this lineage to fulfill a person goal – renovating Yang Family Taijiquan. He sought out teachers known for certain specialties, pulling together elements of the system that have become separated and fragmented. Rodell has been privileged to receive instruction in push hands and free fighting from William C. C. Chen, sword and push Hands from T.T. Liang and the Yang Family Michuan Taijiquan, form, applications, push hands, fan, sword and spear, from Wang Yen-nien.
Best known internationally for his work reviving Chinese historical swordsmanship, and considered a leading authority, Rodell currently teaches over 20 seminars per year traveling frequently to Europe, Australia, Canada, and across the US.
Rodell is the author of four books on martial arts and Chinese swordsmanship including: Chinese Swordsmanship – the Yang Family Taiji Jian Tradition explains and demonstrates the basic principles, cuts, and forms that form the Yang family’s taiji jian tradition, and A Practical Guide to Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship, which provides a step-by-step guide for the swordsman looking to expand their swordsmanship practice with the art of test cutting.
Rodell is also the Director of the Great River Taoist Center. The Center was founded in 1984 and now is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has branch and affiliated school across America, Northern and Eastern Europe, and Australia.
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