Manchu archery

This is a very interesting clip, going over the art of archery as practised by the Imperial Guard of the Qing Dynasty. Thanks to Bai Yiming for the link! It features Scott Rodell, who’s an expert in many aspects of the Chinese Martial Arts – though I confess I only really know of him because I was (and am) very tempted by the jian that he designed… Still, that’s not going to happen while I’m in Russia! Maybe one day…

Armoured Kangxi Emperor” by Author of Qing Dynasty – Originally from Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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