Dec 31, 2022
Ken Gullette talks with Scott M. Rodell, a Yang style Taijiquan instructor who is known for his swordsmanship. He is the founding director of the Great River Taoist Center in Annandale, Virginia. Scott's principal teacher was Wang Yen-Nien. From Wang, Scott learned the entire Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan system. Scott is known for his swordsmanship and teaches in-person at the center and also online through his website www.grtc.org. Ken has studied martial arts nearly 50 years and has worked with the jian (straight sword) and dao (broadsword or saber) for 35 years, winning many tournament weapons forms competitions. He does not consider himself a swordsman but Scott Rodell is, so they discuss how Scott became interested in martial arts and some fascinating details about the design and use of this great weapon. Ken teaches Chen style Taiji, Xingyiquan and Bagua Zhang through his website at www.internalfightingarts.com. Running time of this program is 1 hour 15 minutes.