48 movements in all. As a single weapon form, the broadsword enjoys the same popularity as the spear. Where the latter is often connected with the magic of dragon, the former is commonly related to the courage of a tiger. There is a legend: Guan Yu, a famous general in the Three Kingdom period, was an expert in using the broadsword. So he named it scimitar. He also liked to read the History of Spring and Autumn Period and wanted to follow the example to become a hero of that time. Therefore, people named it the Spring and Autumn Broadsword. The main movements for this work are cutting, liao (upper cutting), wiping, and patting. When practiced well, the broadsword can go wherever the body goes. Each posture is full of force, steadiness and vigor.