"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 quoted from Wu Shu’s Jiàn Jué Gē (Sword Rhyme Song, 劍訣歌)