Can a concern for the welfare of the world and spiritual things coexist with a weapons practice in the martial arts? Yunrou recounts a conversation with his godfather that led to some interesting insights. What do the weapons represent for tai chi players? Listen in as Yunrou asserts that their use and symbolism can work to free our minds, raise our consciousness, and strengthen our bodies.

Welcome to the Forbidden Rice Podcast, an ongoing series of talks in which I don rose-colored glasses and address subjects that can be sticky, gritty, and challenging. I hope what I say will help you keep your highest ideals in mind all the time, shoot for the stars, make the world a better place, and to be true to your deepest self.

Prefer to listen? This talk is available on SoundCloud, below, or on your mobile device.