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Originally published in Chinese in 1930,The Major Methods of Wudang Swordhas become a contemporary classic inthe field of traditional Chinese martial arts. Written by HuangYuan Xiou, the disciple of Li Jing-LinChina's most celebratedsword practitionerthis edition now introduces English readersto the fascinating world of traditional Chinese swordplay. Immensely popular in China, Wudang sword contains withinits techniques the essence of the internal martial arts of TaijiQuan, Xingyi Quan, and Bagua Zhang. Unlike other books of itstime,The Major Methods of Wudang Swordexplores the practicalapplication of its techniques rather than simply introducinga solo form. This helps readers and students of any style andbackground discover new insights and gain new approaches topersonal practice. The book also emphasizes the internal aspectsof swordfighting, including mental and meditative techniques.Translated by Dr. Lu Mei-hui and with expert commentary by MasterChang Wu Natwo contemporary disciples of Wudang swordand featuring dozens of black and white photos from the originalChinese edition,The Major Methods of Wudang Swordunlocksthe secrets of Wudang swordplay for both novice and advancedpractitioners.
Huang Yuan Xiou was a prominent swordsman and author. Master Chang Wu Na and Dr. Lu Mei-hui are, respectively, president and vice president of the International Wudang Internal Martial Arts Association. Both live and teach in Seattle.