Hook Swords

The hook sword, (tiger hook swords) is a Chinese weapon traditionally associated with northern styles of Chinese martial arts and Wushu weapons routines, While sometimes called an ancient weapon and described as dating from the Song dynasty to Warring States or even earlier, most antique examples and artistic depictions are from the late Qing era or later, suggesting that they are actually a comparatively recent design. It has a hook in the front, a drill in the back and a blade on all sides. It can be used except for the hand guard. Its usage includes “hook, pull, lock, belt, take, catch and carry”.

hook swords

Tiger hook Sword is a kind of Shaolin martial arts equipment. Its posture requires a cheerful and generous attitude. The so-called “sword goes green, knife goes black, hook goes to judge power”. During the drill, the main body is walking around the waist, with hooks on the body. The rhythm is clear, with swallowing, spitting, opening and closing. The word “cuddling” is highlighted in the practice. The so-called “cuddle hook dance sword”, the most taboo practice hook dance with double sword!

The structure of hook is complex, especially the Yue and dagger are easy to hurt themselves. We should pay attention to the techniques of following the hook, picking the hook, changing the Yue and empty dagger. Shifu said that in order to avoid self injury, we should wear the ancient general’s shoulder armor to practice double hook. Hook has four shapes: hook, sword, Tomahawk and dagger. The four weapons can be used, but the following eleven methods are mainly used: cuddle, pull, lock, belt, support, pressure, lift, stab, wipe, hang and cloud.

Martial arts routine is mainly composed of hook, cuddle, lock, hang and other techniques. The body follows the hook and the hook moves with it. The hook is fast, linked and turns to the clouds. It has the potential to overturn the river and the sea, and is fierce in its power. The shape is changeable and the defense is effective.

Hook Sword Characteristic

There are four components to the hook sword:

  • The back, which is often used as a regular sword.
  • The hook, which is used to trip enemies, catch weapons and for slashing.
  • The end of the hilt, which is sharpened.
  • The crescent guard, which is used for blocking, trapping and slashing.
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