This video is a quick review on how to throw chopsticks as a weapon.
This is a quick video by Les outlining the Chinese Tailed Dart – a hand thrown projectile weapon from Chinese history that is rarely seen today.
This video offers recent archeological information and evidence on the latest in findings regarding the category of Chinese “throwing star” known as Tien Xing Biao 天星鏢.
This is a very short clip showing the practice of cutting moving objects with the Demon Head Sword. The targets used here are gem squash which are thrown into the air using the cutting hand. The swordsman must then draw […]
Fei Biao 飛鏢 (lit: flying darts) were the most important weapon/s carried by any covert operative in ancient China. We still practice with them today but only at the higher levels of training for obvious ethical reasons. There were/are various […]
This article is just for interest at the moment. As we uncover more information on the subject we will update this work. The pictured item was reportedly unearthed in a Hongshan excavation site. Hongshan 紅山文化 was an early Far Eastern […]
We encountered several verbal descriptions of stealth operatives along our research journey. They were usually anecdotes from the last generation to see these enigmatic figures in the dark corners or on the rooftops, just as the Chinese movies depict. The […]
The Fēi Zhuǎ 飛爪 – Flying Claw – is never mentioned with more than a few words these days. The truth is that people no longer know what it is, or what it was used for. The weapon is simple, […]
This is a mini documentary of 10 min 40 sec long. It outlines the principles of throwing hand thrown projectile weapons known as Fei Biao 飛鏢 in Mandarin or Fei Biu 飛鏢 in Cantonese. Documentary by Les and Noelle Conn […]
Huo Nu Liu Xing Jian (火弩流星箭, lit. ‘Fire crossbow meteor arrow’) is a disposable dart launching handgonne made of bamboo. It consists of a bamboo tube that is wrapped in tendon, hemp and iron wire, then reinforced with glue and […]
Ji Li (蒺藜, lit. ‘Puncture vine’) is the Chinese name for a caltrop rope. Four-pointed caltrops were known as Ling Jiao (菱角, lit. ‘Water caltrop’), while caltrops cooked in human faeces to cause infection were called Gui Jian (鬼箭). It […]
During our research of Chinese Martial Arts in the “military sector”, we kept coming up with references to the Japanese sword. As strange as it may seem, Ming period China wanted and indeed, needed, swords from Japan. The historical record […]