A very important branch within the martial art Pa-Kua is the study of ancient weapons. Coordination, precision, discipline are some of the many benefits of studying the art of combat with antique weapons. Since the dawn of humanity mankind has used different objects such as weapons, initially were Woods, stones, rocks and things found in nature that used them as weapons for their survival, either to hunt or defend themselves against attacks. As he was passing the time this human being evolved, internally and externally. In its inner change produce with the discovery of metals, to be account of this could see that these metals could be molded in the way that the would, there were born the first weapons in court, swords, sabers, knives, arrowheads, arrows, Spears, etc. Made from a very noble metal called copper, we can find these first weapons in bronze age 3500 years BC in the town of the Sumerians, region of Middle East now known as Iraq. This continuous evolution led to discover new mineral and found in the earth metals that made that these weapons were more resistant and durable shock and leaving all those bronze weapons obsolete form. Thus iron age was born 13th centuries B.c., in the Middle East would later reached Europe.
With the expansion of the Roman Empire, it would spread throughout the world. The first weapons of this mineral would come to China just in the 6th century B.c. Swords Oriental swords have a separate tradition, since this manufacture of forging a sword is a very old technique called marled or multi-layered, which dates from the period of warring States in China (470 220 a.C.) Subsequently the combination of different minerals was carrying that weapons are tough and resilient, thus almost indestructible. His main reason for construction was the preserve life, but as all things have their yin and yang, his counterpart is the removal.-the Chinese say a perfect sword must fill the requirements of: strength, hardness, and flexibility. The swords traditionally symbolized authority, power and virility in man. The dexterity and the handling of these, is as old as the history of the construction of them, should be noted that initially the only ones who could carry or handle these weapons were warriors called or caste of nobility, later these became common use in all areas of society.-currently there are more than 300 different kinds of swords and sables, both Eastern and Western-La School of Pa Kua owns within the various formations which has composed the teaching, the master of arms of cutting such mastery is taught in regular classes where the student is both your body and your mind to gradually get the technique for the use and care of these weapons. This teaching is carried out by students who have a stiffness in its conduct within the area martial, taking sufficient flexibility in their lives to bring accurate of its discretion to their daily lives. Being its discipline in practice to take an example into account.Currently many new students come to school to gain access to this knowledge and many already active students are pursuing the path of the study of the ancient weapons, this current in continuous Moose arises by the evident benefits afforded students the practice of this formation: either use the classes as an extension to their martial knowledge or only follow the path of the man of cutting weapons.