The Dao, or broadsword in common translations, is one of the four major weapons in Chinese martial arts. The dao is primarily a slashing and chopping sword with a single edge. Chines folklore refers to the dao as “The General of all Weapons.”

The School of Shaolin Kung Fu teaches multiple broadsword forms.

Instructor Steve performing the Shaolin Double Broadsword at the Mall of America Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Demo 2014