Chi Weapons (Sword/Fan) In
T'ai Chi Ch'uan, exercising with a sword/fan has developed into an
important art form. In accordance with the principles of T'a Chi
Ch'uan, the sword/fan practice is an exercise for good health and
meditation in motion as well as a method for self-defense. It
promotes graceful and balanced movement, and the development and
application of the inner energy chi.
The study of the T'ai Chi sword/fan is regarded as its own path which
not necessarily require the knowledge of the other forms of T'ai
Chi. It offers a valuable source of concepts and new ideas for
students of other martial arts, too, regardless of their backgrounds or
The benefits are in general equal to those of T'ai Chi.