Jian – Chinese Martial Arts Weapon (Sword)

The Jian is a straight metal sword. It is used in Chinese martial arts such as Wushu and Tai Chi. This sword has been used in China for over two thousand years. You often see a Jian used in Wushu forms or Taolu (i.e. Jianshu), demonstrations and Chinese martial arts movies (i.e. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon).

For other traditional Chinese martial arts weapons, please visit the main martial arts weapons section.

Use of the Jian in “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”