What is a balance point?

A balance point or center of gravity is the place where you can balance a sword by placing it like a seesaw (a two-sided lever).


With the Thai sword (Daab), the balance point is relatively close to the pivot point. As a result, Thai swords are not top-heavy but balanced. They are held close to the balance point of the sword. This allows a high rotation speed and enables complex movement patterns by changing direction. The thumb, the base of the index finger and the forefinger act as the axis of rotation, while the opening and closing of the hand creates the rotary swing. Sword strokes can thus be produced not only from the arm or body rotation, but also from the hand or wrist.

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