Monday, July 20, 2020
Sword Rhyme Song - Wu Shu’s Jiàn Jué Gē - 劍訣歌 - Trans. Scott M. Rodell
Long weapons have a wooden shaft,
(for) short weapons the arm is the shaft.
With long weapons, advancing and retreating,
the spirit is in the hands,
(for) short weapons, moving forward or back requires footwork.
The feet must be cunning like a rabbit, your body (fast) like the wind,
(then) the three foot (sword) can disable the spear.
- Trans. Scott M. Rodell
Wu Shu’s Jiàn Jué Gē
(Sword Rhyme Song, 劍訣歌)