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Martial Arts

Last update: Tuesday 19 July 2005

Wuxia martial arts and philosophies explained. 

"Yu Chang Jian" - The Fish Intestine Sword

In  Chapter 4 of Gu Long's "Sentimental Swordsman, Ruthless Sword", a man dressed in green offered Li Xun Huan a short but shiny blade called the "Fish Intestine Sword" and declared that it had no equal in the world.  Why was this so?

Dugu Qiubai's Martial Arts Philosophy

Mentioned both in the Return of the Condor Heroes (ROCH) and the Smiling Proud Wanderer (SPW), the master pugilist Dugu Qiubai was more "heard of" than "seen".  Yet, his legacy proved invaluable to Yang Guo and Linghu Chong.  What exactly is Dugu Qiubai's martial philosophy that resulted in exquisite weapons and techniques like the Heavy Blunt Sword and the Nine Swords of Dugu?