I was asked if I taught Tai Chi Wheel.

I replied that there are at least three interpretations of the phrase.

One is a weapon (usually performed as a pair) that looks like


There has been some speculation that the feng huo lun (traditional Chinese 風火輪; simplified Chinese 风火轮) were based on the chakram of India. In Indian martial arts there are at least three sizes – the smallest were not full circles but tended to be half circles or half-ellipses with wooden dowel for a handle. They were grasped so the metal blade acted somewhat like brass knuckles. Medium sized chakram were circular and sharpened on the outside. They were thrown. Large sized chakram were used as melee weapons similar to the wind-fire wheels shown above.