Used in Wushu, Shaolin Kung Fu and many other Chinese Martial Arts
A large blade on a wooden staff with a large spike on the other end
Used for twirling and slashing in Kung fu forms
Made from a Chinese sprung steel
Credited to General Guan Yu in 3rd century
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Kung Fu Guan Dao Description
Kung Fu Guan Dao have a long history in China and many similar looking weapons across the world have developed completely independently. Credited to have been developed by the Famous Chinese general Guan Yu in the 3rd century. Now known in west by being “the warrior on the shelf in Chinese take away’s”. Some heavyweight kung fu Guan Dao exist, with the purpose for weight training and building strength drills. However, most Kung Fu Guan Dao these days are fairly lightweight, just like this one.
Kung Fu Guan Dao have a large blade on one end, made from flexible sprung steel, this is able to bend about 90 without any problem. it isn't as flexible as the Wushu broadswords but still makes a wobbling sound when moved around. Traditionally this woudl be used for slashing and cutting, they are sometimes called Horse knives for reasons you can probably imagine. The other end has a spike which acts as a counterweight but also can be used for striking and stabbing. These spikes have rings looped in along the edges of the three ridged spike. Between is a wooden staff which is about 5ft in length.
This weapon is all about maintaining momentum and the Chinese Kung Fu forms you see nearly all have this in them, with spins and twirls and upward cuts being the main focus of the pattern.
Advice from the shop on your Kung Fu Guan Dao
“This is not a small weapon, it’s a bit of a slog getting it around the place. The forms are great and have some fantastic moves to learn. Have fun with this.”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
Sizing of your of Kung Fu Guan Dao
Here are the dimensions of this Kung Fu Guan Dao:
Total Length = 193cm or 76”
Blade Length = 19" / 48cm
Blade Width = 6" / 15cm
Shaft Length = 39" / 99cm
Spike Length = 9" / 22cm
Guard Length = 5' / 13cm
Guard Width = 4" / 10cm
If you have any questions about the Kung Fu Guan Dao you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]
Shipping your Kung Fu Guan Dao
We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you.
We can send your item(s) in the following ways:
Courier Tracked- Order before 1pm, we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next working day, this is not a weekend service. It is fully tracked and we will send you the tracking number when we process your order.
Hermes- In our experience an extremely slow service, we cannot guarantee it will arrive. It isn't an option on the website for good reason, so if you want this pitiful service and your parcel thrown into a random hedge near your house, if you're lucky, just to save about £2 then simply call us on 0117 942 5832 and we can process your order over the phone.
UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows:
Europe: 2-3 working days
USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days