The Pudao is a long wooden stick with a big blade on its head. In ancient Chinese wars the wushu pudao was only used to attack the legs of the enemy's horses (horse cutter). But later a variety of techniques was developed and the pudao became one of wushu's most popular traditional weapons. In contemporary wushu forms, acrobatic jumps such as the butterfly twist are performed with the pudao. For more information about wushu, click here.