About Chinese Swordsmanship – The Yang Family Taiji Jian Tradition
Chinese Swordsmanship – The Yang Family Taiji Jian Tradition, Second Edition: Scott M. Rodell’s well-crafted book traces the history and development of the Chinese Way of the Sword from the Bronze Era through the Warring States Period up to modern times. Rodell covers all aspects of his subject from the etiquette of handling bladed weapons to basic cuts and classic forms as well as swordplay. The book is profusely illustrated with historical photographs and woodblock prints as well as photographs of contemporary swordplay. The Author brings to this book his many years of expertise as a student and teacher of Taiji Jian and as a recognized authority on the nearly lost art of Chinese swordsmanship.
Date of Publication, Second Edition: September 4, 2005
ISBN No. 0-9743999-4-9
Library of Congress Control Number 2005931674