While the Miao Dao is rarely practiced in modern Chinese martial arts, some schools of Piguaquan and Tongbeiquan (in the Guo Changsheng lineage) and Xingyiquan train with the weapon. The miaodao is also often mistakenly claimed to have been one of the weapons taught at the Central Military Academy in Nanjing; the weapon in question was actually a European-style officer's saber, though some later schools may have based Miaodao techniques on this form.
The "miao" of miaodao should not be confused with the Miao ethnic group, who are not associated with this weapon.
This Miao Dao is high quality and recommend for masters and professionals! The Traditional Master Miao Dao Folded Pattern Steel has a very lightweight construction for such a big saber. Balance and control is very good for powerful swings.
- Total length: 145cm
- Blade length: 102cm
- Blade width: 4cm
- Blade thickness: 3.4cm
- Handle length: 38cm
- Material: semi-flexible folded pattern steel
- Fine Rosewood
- Light brass fittings
- Lightweight construction
- Total weight: 1.4kg
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