Three types of swords are used
These are the wooden, bamboo and blunt-alloy (imitation) swords. Only after the Black Belt has been achieved does a student start using the real sword.
*Students do not use real swords until they are Black Belts.
The general class format includes:
- Basic stretching & techniques
- Forms or patterns
- Sword drawing techniques
- Sword sparring techniques
- Candle extinguishing
- Cutting (bamboo, straw, paper, fruit, etc)
- Ki (energy) cultivation and development