Sword is one of the Bagua weapons. The weapon routines are composed with Yingyang and Bagua theory as their foundation, so Bagua Broadsword has a unique character, distinct from Tai Chi Broadsword.
Shifu Jianye Jiang was born in 1950 and has studied Wushu since he was 5 years old, learning from well-known masters such as Yu Mingwei, Yu Hai, and many others. He received a BA and master's degree from Qufu University and Shanghai Physical Education Institute. A national and international judge in China and the U.S., he is also a master calligrapher and winner of national and international awards. Sales of his calligraphy have garnered more than $10,000; all of which was donated to the Shandong Disabled Association. He has also acted in movies produced in China, Australia, and Japan.