Nandao is a kind of sword that is nowadays used mostly in contemporary Chinese wushu exercises and forms. It is the southern variation of the “northern broadsword”, or Beidao. Nandao’s strokes are simple, bold and powerful, firm and steady, sonorous and forceful, using vocal articulation to boost morale and strength.
The main difference with the beidao is that the Nandao is mostly used two-handed due to its larger amount of weight, and it has a large metal crossguard useful in deflecting blows and hooking the opponent’s weapon; also, although it is single-edged, the nandao is not curved like the northern broadsword.
This event is a Nanquan method, and was created in 1992.