So there is a reason i don't do much with weapons in the martial arts. Because if you get in a fight you have to have the weapon with you to use it. Where I live you would get funny looks carrying a guan dao around town also you would not be able to go into certain shops and buildings with it. You might even get questioned by the police as to why you were carrying it. so that being said, what are your guy's thoughts on weapons in the martial arts? Also do you carry anything with you like a kubotan or pocket knife etc for self defense?