Kung Fu Fans - Tai Chi Fan are often used in Tai Chi practice and performance. They are also used in contemporary Wushu. Kung Fu and Tai Chi fans are used in single or double fan forms. These type fans are made with bamboo spines and strong nylon fabric available in various colors, such as red, white, blue, black, gold and yellow.
Steel Kung Fu Fighting Fans are made with solid steel spines instead of bamboo. They can be used to jab like a small baton when closed, making them a surprising weapon that still retains the utility of a fan. These fans are available in red and black. Are newest style fan, the Kung Fu Double Dragon Fan has resign spines with the outer spines in hard cast aluminum that are much more superior to the fighting fans.