Wind and fire wheels
Wind-and-fire wheels (simplified Chinese: 风火轮; traditional Chinese: 風火輪; pinyin: feng huo lun) are mêlée weapons, wielded as a pair, associated with Chinese martial arts such as baguazhang and taijiquan. Visually, they are similar to chakrams, although unlike chakrams they are not throwing weapons.
Each wheel is a flat metal ring approximately 38 cm (about 15 inches) in diameter. One quarter-segment has a padded grip with a cross-guard; the other three segments have protruding flame-styled blades. With one wheel in each hand, the practitioner can slash, stab, parry, or disarm an opponent.
In popular culture
- In the video game series Dynasty Warriors, the character Sun Shangxiang uses a pair of wind and fire wheels, apart from her appearance in Dynasty Warriors 6, in which she uses a bow and arrow.
- In the TV show Star Wars Rebels, one of the Imperial Inquisitors' ring-shaped double-bladed lightsabers can be converted into a wind and fire wheel when deactivated, as seen in the second part of the season 2 finale, "Twilight of the Apprentice".
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