Hello, I have a quick question about ‘sword schools’ in Wuxia fiction. Are they just for learning the sword and only the sword? Or are they more ‘martial schools’ that practice with many weapons, and ‘sword school’ is just a useful shorthand when translating into English?
I started wondering after reading about Linghu Chong discovering the cave paintings depicting the use of different weapons in ‘The Smiling Proud Wanderer’. But, of course, they were drawn by Sun Moon Cult fighters, and I don’t think the Sun Moon Cult was ever described as being a sword school.