Memberships & Courses

Find a study path that’s right for you.

Focused Tracks

$29

billed

per month

  • Take control of your learning choosing from either the Jian, Dao or Chinese Longsword study paths.

  • Live Weekly Interactive Webinars for your chosen study path.

  • Access growing archive of recorded webinars allowing you to study & review anytime.​

  • Private members-only Facebook group.

  • Cancel at any time

  • Perfect for students looking to study one weapon deeply.

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Sword Scholar

$45

billed

per month

  • A complete study path for those looking to develop a deep understanding of the Way of Chinese Swordsmanship.

  • Take the broad approach studying all 3 weapons: Jian, Dao and Chinese Longsword, as a unifed whole.  Integrating techniques and principles as the presented different systems.

  • Attend ALL Live Weekly Interactive Webinars.

  • Access growing archive of recorded webinars allowing you to study & review anytime.

  • Private members-only Facebook group.

  • Exclusive access to the Antique Armoury.  Expert historical presentations of Ming and Qing period weaponary.

  • Access to every resource in our Vault: including books, historical manuals, interviews & much more.

Chinese Swordsmanship
Study Paths


Jianfa - $29/m


The Jianfa study path is for practitioners looking to learn the Jian, the famous Chinese double-edged straight sword.


Chinese Longsword  - $29/m


The Chinese Longsword study path explores the Ming and Qing period two-handed swordsmanship study systems such as the Miaodao and Dandao.


Daofa - $29/m


The Daofa study path will teach you the way of the powerful Chinese saber and usuage on the Qing and Ming battlefields.


Sword Scholars Path


A complete study path for those looking to develop a deep understanding of the Way of Chinese Swordsmanship.

  • Study the Jian, Dao and Two-Handed Longsword

    Integrating techniques and principles as the presented different systems.

  • Exclusive access to the Antique Armoury.

    Expert historical presentations of Ming and Qing period weaponary to deepen your understanding studying actual historical pieces.

  • Access to every resource in our Vault

    Our vault includes books, historical manuals, interviews & much more.

In my profession I am always looking  for inspiration in creating original choreography that’s rooted in authentic real world Martial Arts. Part Martial Arts Teacher, part Historian, Laoshi Scott Rodell’s unique and highly effective teaching style has been invaluable in gaining insights to authentic Chinese Swordsmanship and now he has made his classes accessible on the internet through his Online Academy of Chinese Swordsmanship.

Tig Fong, Stunt/Fight Coordinator

Scott Rodell's webinar series are great.  I was surprised how well on-line learning works in this context.  Scott is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Chinese sword, and he's very clear in his instruction.  He talks you through each cut and deflection, and shows the techniques from all angles.  It's as good as being there.

Laura Montgomery

Frequently asked question

Here are a few answers to our most common questions

I don’t have a sword how can I start?

I’m a beginner with no experience, can I join the Academy​?

Can I really learn online?​

I’ve practiced sword forms for years what can I expect out of the Academy?​

I am not a Taiji guy. Can I still benefit from training at the Academy?​

Is there a contract?