I have properly mentioned this before, but when I was studying and learning the Original Feng Shou-Kung Fu under my teacher Master Chee Soo especially with the weapon side to this Chinese internal martial art style. The actual weapons forms were really long consisting with over two-hundred movements which would take many years to learn, as Master Chee Soo would not just concentrate on teaching one particular weapon, he would teach two or three weapons on the same course which obviously meant that there was to much information for anyone to really take in and sadly a lot of students never fully completed the Staff (Gun) or the Broadsword (Dao) forms. So having gone through that experience I decided that it was much more better to teach and develop shorter weapons forms that were full of techniques that could also be practiced as individual weapon fighting training drills to sharpen the various techniques of each particular weapon and individual, and also did not take to long for every student to learn, own and maintain its practice.
The Short Broadsword Form that I developed out of the much longer traditional sabre form that Master Chee Soo taught covers 16 Postures which amount to around eighty movements with over 18 Broadsword defensive and offensive fighting techniques. Personally I would much prefer to learn a shorter weapon form that I could fully learn within a year or two that I could practice from beginning to end. Rather than learn a much longer weapon form that may take me four or more years to learn and in some cases never learn.
Learning each of the 18 individual defensive and offensive sabre techniques (Dao Fa) that are found within the LFIAA Short Feng Shou Broadsword Form allows the practitioner to have a much more better understanding of the correct energy needed to perform each particular sabre technique. Instead of just swinging the Broadsword without knowing what action one is performing with the sabre. An example would be to stab forwards in a straight line with the Broadsword with great force (Dao Ci) or to use just the tip of the Broadsword to quickly point (Dao Dian) targeting the opponents arms or hands to disarm their weapon. Simply stabbing forwards does not mean that it’s the same technique every time, the stabbing technique (Dao Ci) can be performed deep or shallow, long or short.
Another aspect to the LFIAA Short Feng Shou Broadsword Form is that it consists of two different speeds slow and fast. Whereas in the traditional Broadsword form as taught by Master Chee Soo it only consisted of just one speed which was slow and continuous throughout the entire form. The much faster speed develops the practitioners cardio fitness, agility and power release (Fa Jin) of the whole body into the Broadsword.