The Rope Dart: Complex yet Accessible for All

The rope dart is one of the most highly regarded weapons in the Chinese Martial Arts it is renowned for its complexity and the high level of skill required to wield with proficiency, however, it is not a weapon that is reserved for the martial elite - anyone can learn the art of the rope dart regardless of age, size, shape, or martial experience.

It is said that this weapon was first used by General Du Mu of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - 24 AD) to dismount General Cheng Peng from his horse. Other sources claim that the earliest record of the rope dart is from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). Regardless, it is universally acknowledged that this weapon has had a long history. The secret to its longevity lies in its practical simplicity - a projectile weapon that is retrievable and instantly reusable.