Weapons - Comparing the Long Sword and the Miao Dao Saber
Regular sword versus long sword on the left; on the right, Miao Dao saber (top) and long sword (bottom). After a long
two-day seminar in Oakland in October 2013 on Practical Method Chen Family style Tai Chi Chuan Grandmaster Chen Zhonghua was tempted into doing a little long sword with the blade at the bottom right (in my left hand in the rightmost photo). I currently do not know if there is a recommendation for a measurement (like student height or student arm length) to advise a proper length for either MiaoDao or Long Sword. 

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