Records of these being use in China go back 1500 years, They are one of the longest range weapons, one, that is, you can retrieve easily once you’ve thrown it. Other weapons exist that are very similar, the Chinese Meteor Hammer, Flying Claw, all of which have very similar techniques with their own added flair. The Chinese Rope Dart ‘s specialty is the sharp point, which could piece when thrusted out.
The Chinese Rope Dart is about 15 ft in with a heavy steel dart tied on one end, at the join are some rings which jangle. Some people also attached a small cloth which gives some stability when spinning and also makes a noise so you can tell where it is at all times.
Most of the techniques are based around preparing to throw out, throwing out and retrieving it back. This can be done from almost any part of the body but mainly the feet and hands, elbows and neck. There are also some techniques that involve locking and tying and opponent.
“The actual dart is heavy, most people are surprised when they first hold one. This, when spinning round your head is a danger, make no bones about it. If this clonks you one, you’ll know about it, wherever it hits you. I know some people that stick a tennis ball over the dart to give them some practice time getting used to it.”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
Here are the dimensions of this Chinese Rope Dart:
If you have any questions about the Chinese Rope Dart you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]
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Royal Mail 2nd Class signed - Pretty slow service but will get there eventually. We will try and post it the same day the order comes to us, but not always possible for us. More than likely we will post the next day or day after that. Only possible for small lightweight items, as heavy items are more expensive than UPS.
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