Sword&Broadsword BèiHuā technique

Today we are going to explain the difference between Bèi Huā technique in straight swords and broadsword. First of all, you have to know that jiàn (straight sword) is double-edged, and dāo (broadsword/saber) is single-edged, so their conformation influences the Bèi Huā technique. As you can see in the video, during 背花刀 BèiHuāDāo/broadsword we can put the left hand on the right arm, while the flat side of the blade is resting on the left arm. …