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When practising the Sabre, we employ movements such as spring up, shift, dodge and display. The sabre is entwined like a belt round the waist and then shoots out; when the steps change the body shifts; advance one step, withdraw one step; chop once, cut once. Hand and sabre in conjunction; coil and spin, rise and fall;

  • Pi to chop/split from various angles
  • Ci to stab/pierce
  • Tan to search out, slashing upwards to the groin
  • Tou to push up left hand supporting the blade
  • Ti to lift an upward diversion
  • Liao to stir diversion and slash in a continuous movement
  • Chen to sink diverting an attack by pressing downwards
  • Lu to divert an attack to the side
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