Enjoy this little taste of the Guan Dao (Chinese Halberd). It was taken on a smartphone while I was teaching a group tai chi class in South Florida. This is the parent weapon of all tai chi practice.¬†Originally, the weapon was wielded from horseback against infantry, then by infantry against horses’ legs. To wield it while riding required gripping the horse between the knees, using one hand to power the weapon whilst holding reins with the other hand. The resulting position led to the “horse stance” and to dantian rotation.