Wushu Broadsword - Dao Shu
The broadsword is one of the 4 most important wushu weapons, because it is a modern discipline. The Chinese word for broadsword is "Dao", and when you talk about the wushu broadsword discipline, you say "Dao Shu" (Shu stands for art). Until 2002 the broadsword was practiced by both, men and women. But since the IWUF (International Wushu Federation) wants wushu taolu (forms) to become an olympic event, the broadsword is now only practiced by men. BTW, if you learn wushu broadsword, you should also learn staff (gunshu). These two wushu styles go hand in hand. Before you start working on weapon forms, you should know all the basic hand-forms, kicks and jumps. For more wushu, check out wushu main.