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#1 chinancient

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:09 AM

Eighteen Arms of Wushu refers to the main eighteen kinds of weapons of Chinese martial arts. 18 weapons include dao, qiang, jian, ji, fu, etc. (source:Eighteen Arms of Wushu)


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Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:01 PM

Also, empty hand is one of those categories, like cross bow and bow.
Very intersting topic, but not much understood in western literature.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:52 AM

Anyone know the origins of the 18 Arms of Wushu, and as to if the term "18 arms of Wushu" was used more to refer to the Northern or Southern Chinese Martial arts (wushu), or used for both as a whole?



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:12 PM

2 origins known to me:

 

2nd/17th books of Water Margins 水滸傳

chap. 7 in Cui Wei's Records of Northern Campaings 萃衛北征錄 by Hua Yue 華嶽

 

Populare since Ming/Qing dynasties, and probably more categories of weaponry, not arms per se!



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 03:36 AM

I thought the dao and jian were shorter than the other 16 weapons.



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:23 AM

Right, dao and jian are swords, while those in the pictures seem to be polearms...


Edited by El Ha, 21 June 2014 - 11:23 AM.





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