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Wind and fire wheels (traditional Chinese: ???; simplified Chinese: ???; pinyin: Feng Huo Lun) are mêlée weapons, wielded as a pair, associated with Chinese martial arts such as Baguazhang and Tai Chi Chuan.
Each wheel is a flat metal ring approximately 15 inches in diameter. One quarter-arc has a padded grip with a cross-guard; Opposite and adjacent arcs have protruding flame-styled blades. With one wheel in each hand, the practitioner can slash, stab, parry or disarm an opponent.
A contemporary proponent of the wind and fire wheels is Grandmaster Dr. L. Steve Sun. He believes that practice with these blades accelerates development of chi (internal energy) due to both arms being weight-loaded and forced to interact with each other. Also, both wheels must be constantly active for coordinated flow to emerge.
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Two contestants submit their wind and fire wheel blades for the judges to test i...