Weapons - Sword 
Other names:  Eight Trigram sword, Five Element sword, Miao Dao
Versions taught: single and double sword - Chen family style Tai Chi Chuan (Grandmaster Zhu Tian Cai and Grandmaster Chen Xiaowong). Bagua, Xing Yi, Shaolin, Hung Gar and Tong Bei are among the arts that have sword and double sword and sometimes even two-person sword versus sword sets.
Recommendations: learn saber first. Cost: varies from $40 for a single steel blade and scabbard to $90 for twin steel blades in a single scabbard. One could easily spend a lifetime learning sword sets. From our point of view, that might not be so bad a lifetime.

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