Wind Fire Wheels

Wind Fire Wheels get an in depth discussion in my next book. They are almost exclusively a Baguazhang weapon. Here is a quick summary of the problem, feedback welcome, all weapons are pictured bellow:

  • The Angry Baby God Nezha's windfire wheels go on his feet
  • The wind fire wheels of Baguazhang go in the hands.
  • Two Baguazhang deer horn knives stuck together look like a wind fire wheel.
  • Nezha's Qiankun Yuan (hoop) is both a punching weapon and a boomerang (so he never throws it away).
  • These are all most likely theatrical-ritual weapons.
  • How are they all related? What is their real purpose?

Check out this (currently free) TV show about Wind Fire Wheels starring Gene Ching, who does a wonderful job. It is heavy on the metal work and cheese. 

Man at Arms: Art of War (S1E1) Kungfu Weapons

Tangki possessed by Nezha often do some sort of self-flaying, the guy in the TV show actual cut himself, as one would expect from a self-flaying weapon like fish-swords and spike-balls. 

Nezha has his origins in Baby Krishna from India. There are two similar weapons used there:

 Chakram (Sikh weapon from India)

Chakram (Sikh weapon from India)

 Varjra-Mushti (thunder fists) Wrestling Weapon

Varjra-Mushti (thunder fists) Wrestling Weapon

 Deer-horn knives

Deer-horn knives

 Tibetan Flaying knife (Also called Vajra-Thunder)

Tibetan Flaying knife (Also called Vajra-Thunder)

 Thunder God (Leigong) with Qiankun Yun (hoop)

Thunder God (Leigong) with Qiankun Yun (hoop)

 Nezha with wind-fire Wheels and Qiankun Yuan (hoop)

Nezha with wind-fire Wheels and Qiankun Yuan (hoop)

 Nezha riding wind-fire wheels

Nezha riding wind-fire wheels

 Fish-sword for self-flaying

Fish-sword for self-flaying

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Spike-ball for self-flaying

More on Self-flaying in Taiwan. (source of images)