UK Chinese Sword Seminar October 2023

Sign up now for the October 2023 Chinese Swordfighting  seminar with Scott Rodell

Brudenell Primary School, Welton Place, Leeds, LS6 1EW

Friday 13th October 6pm – 8pm  :  Saturday 14th October 9am – 5pm  :  Sunday 15th October 9am – 5pm

Over 18s Only

Friday Evening – Introduction and overview for the weekend.  Some basic Chinese sword methods, cuts, footwork and exercises.

Saturday and Sunday – Jianfa: Chinese straight sword, focus for more experienced players will be on partner work for competition.  Those wanting to be less competitive will have options for lighter partner work and exercises.

All ages and abilities welcome, some spare wooden jian (swords) will be made available for those without.

If you have available please bring with you: solid wooden jian (and dao/sabre if you wish to use also), protective gloves (HEMA/Lacrosse), Fencing/HEMA mask.  For more competitive practice, gloves and mask with overlay are minimum requirements.   Other protective equipment is also recommended e.g. jacket, arm protection, gorget/neck protection, leg protection.

Training and exercises in Chinese Jian (straight sword) from the traditional Yang Family Tai Chi both the Michuan (Inside teachings) and the public systems.  There will be a focus on basic cutting and thrusting techniques, body mechanics and correct form. Following from this there will be practice of applications with partners, fixed step (in place) and with footwork.  There will also be some controlled free swordplay and there may be chance for some to choose to try some more competitive swordplay with additional protective gear.

Scott Rodell is a teacher with over 30 years of experience from teachers such as TT Liang, William CC Chen, and Wang Yen-Nien. He teaches seminars all over the world and is returning to the UK to focus on sword skills for competition fighting.

If you are interested in attending please chose an option from the paypal link below to pay in full (either 1 day or full weekend).

Weekend cost: £155 paypal

Single Day Cost: £85

If you need more information please contact Paul Andrews –

Chinese Sword Seminar - Leeds Oct 2023

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