1st Routine of Miao Dao includes the essentials of holding the broadsword, the positions of holding the broadsword, combat applications, key points of chopping and hacking, and basic Miao Dao techniques. Miao Dao (Broadsword) is not the sword used by ethnic Miao people, but it is named after its slender shape. It is totally about 1.6 meters long, its body is about 1.3 meters long and the shank is about 0.3 meter long. It has the characteristics of both sword and spear, so it has two functions. It can be held by single hand or both hands. It gives off a strong force of attack.