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San Cai Jian (Three Powers Sword)

Metrowest Kung Fu

San Cai Jian (Three Powers Sword, 三才劍) is a well known Long Fist sequence which, by matching one half to the other, can also be practiced as a two-person set (San Cai Dui Jian).

Come learn San Cai Jian with us in January! All are welcome to join our series of classes hosted by Metrowest Kung Fu. Beginners and newcomers will focus on sword basics and begin learning the sequence. Returning students will refine fundamental skills and concentrate on the matching set.

Instructors: Jonathan Chang & Michelle Lin

Level: Suitable for all levels. Students will be divided based on experience.

Style: While San Cai Jian is trained mostly by kung fu students, San Cai Dui Jian is also a requirement in the YMAA Taiji curriculum. Students of any style are welcome to attend.

Swords: Please bring your own swords (and loaners) if you have them. Loaners will be available.

For registration inquiries, please contact Metrowest Kung Fu director:
Eliot Prisby ()


All online workshops will be recorded. If you can’t make the live session you can access the videos for 2 months after the last class.

After the workshop has ended, some titles will be available for purchase for lifetime access.

Past Workshops

Partial list of past workshops


  • Fighting Set (4 parts)
  • Taiji 8 Energies
  • Peng Lu Ji An
  • Pushing Hands
  • Taiji Ball Level 1 & 2
  • Taiji Applications

Shaolin (Barehand):

  • White Crane Intro
  • White Crane Shang Xia Zhi
  • White Crane Shan He
  • White Crane Yao Gu
  • Short Defense (Takedowns)


  • Short Weapons Basics
  • San Cai Dui Jian (Three Powers Sword)
  • Qi Xing Dao (Seven Star Saber)
  • Long Weapons Basics
  • Qi Mei Gun (Equal Eyebrow Staff)
  • White Crane Short Rods
  • YMAA Andover (Andover MA)
  • YMAA Boston (Roslindale, MA)
  • YMAA Western Mass (Northampton, MA)
  • YMAA Québec (Québec City, QC, Canada)
  • YMAA Retreat Center (Miranda, CA)
  • CILAS (Cairo, Egypt)
  • GateWay Taiji (Portsmouth, NH)
  • Metrowest Kung Fu (Maynard, MA)
  • Sanda Fighting Arts (Watertown, MA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • White Crane Fundamentals
  • Taiji Sword (4 parts)
  • Taiji Ball Levels 1 & 2