This strong Red Kung Fu Fan is a beautiful training tool used when
practising martial arts such as Tai Chi. The fan is made of durable
nylon, with strong bamboo struts. The fan depicts two Chinese dragons
surrounded by clouds, facing one another with a Yin Yang symbol and the
Chinese characters for 'Kung Fu' between them.
The fan is typically used for Tai Chi, and works by providing air
resistance whilst perfoming the steps. The fan makes a satifying whoosh
when opened, adding to the grace of martial arts training. The fan may
also be displayed as an ornamental fan.
As a gift, the fan symbolises friendship and respect. In ancient
China, fans were seen as a status symbol, with famous artists of the
day being comissioned to paint the surfaces of fans. Skilled martial
artists could also use the fan as a weapon. Total length appx 13 inches