It has come to my attention that many people do not know how to select weapons that are of proper size for them. Therefore, it is my intent to help inform you with this forum. For those of you who are adding to this list, write the title of the weapon in Bold and Underlined in order for it to stand out. Thanks... Imperial Guardz Staff/Bo: This weapon varies greatly on the art. Some styles just use a standard size for certain age ranges, others uses a different length depending on the size of the practitioner. See style for detail Chinese Broadsword/Sabre Cup your left hand, hold the guard of the broadsword to the side of your body with a straight arm, so that the tip of the sword points directly up towards the ceiling. A properly sized broadsword should have the tip of the sword at approximately the level of the practitioner's earlobe. Chinese Straight sword Hold the straight sword handle in the left hand, near the guard, with the index finger (and the middle finger) pointing down and touching the end of the sword handle. Keeping your arm nearly straight, the sword should be behind your left arm with the tip of the sword pointing directly up towards the ceiling. A properly sized straight sword will then have the tip of the sword at the same approximate level as the practitioner's temple or top of the ear. Sais / Gen Hold the weapon so that the joint of the prongs (between the middle prong and an outter prong) rest in between the pit of your thumb and index fingers. Let the middle prong be parallel with your forearm, pointing towards your elbow. When holding the weapon in this poisition, the proper size sai/gen should be when the middle prong's tip was at the level of your elbow, or an inch longer.