Buy a cheap copy of Bo, Sai, Tonfa and Nunchaku: Ancient book by Motokatsu Inoue. Free shipping over $ History: The bo is one of the five weapons systematized by the early Okinawan Current use: With dulled points, the sai is now a karate training weapon. Traditional use: Originally a bean or rice grinder, the tonfa’s circular NUNCHAKU. Kobudo Weapons: Bo, Tonfa, Sai, Kama, Nunchaku.

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As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various karate stances and techniques, and in defense against sword attacks.

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Kama Tekko Tiribe Surujin v. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Its sixfoot length made it an apt weapon against swordsmen, disarming the opponent while allowing the user to remain at a safe distance.

The kama is most commonly used in kata forms competition and demonstrations. The tonfa side-handle baton was developed as a weapon by the Okinawans, specifically for use in conjunction with karate. Jodo the way of the jo is currently practiced in Japan and the United States.

The tanto was used as a thrusting weapon in ciose combat, although it couid also be thrown. The samurai wore the tanto either alone, or with the tachi long sword. Two tonfa were often used simultaneously, and were very efficient against armed asailants. Following is a list of some of the more common weapons of karate training, including their histories and current and traditional uses. It is also used as a weapon of self-defense by karate stylists and some law enforcement agencies. The sai is believed to have originated with the pitchfork.


While tanto-jutsu art of the dagger is not widely practiced, the weapon can be used in kata demonstrations and competitions.

As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various stances and techniques. Weapons of Karate Home Weapons of Karate.

Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The bo is one of the five weapons systematized by the early Okinawan developers of the style known as te hand. Many schools of sojutsu the art of the spear were formed throughout history, each teaching different methods of yari fighting.

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The kama was originally used for cutting grass. The side of the tonfa was used for blocking, and the ends for direct punches.

The forms include circular movements which improve blocking and countering techniques. The sticks could be used for spearing or striking, and the chain could choke, block, or trap.

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In feudal Japan it was part of the bugei early Japanese martial arts and was used by samurai, priests, and commoners alike. Naginata-do the way of the naginata is still popular with Japanese women and is part of many academic athletic programs in Japan.

Ancient Martial Arts of Ryukyu Islands: Employed on foot or horseback as a thrusting weapon the katana was used in battle, competition and in ritual deaths.

This longer weapon was known as a kusarigama. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest sau through seller support?

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The nunchaku was originally an agricultural tool used for threshing grain. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade tinfa in, give it a second life. Black Belt Magazine February With dulled points, the sai is now a karate training weapon.

The nunchaku is a popular weapon for demonstrations. In its most basic form, the nunte was a fishing tool. Less awkward than the bo, the jo focused on basic biocking and striking maneuvers.

Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryukyu Islands: Bo, Sai, Tonfa and Nunchaku v. 1

Developed in the 17th century by Okinawans wnd the Japanese gained occupation of their land, the nunchaku flail was one of many harmless looking weapons implemented at the time. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Garnering victory only after cutting his bo to the length of a jo three to four feetMuso founded the shindo muso-ryu to train others in the weapon. The physical conditioning that weapons offer karate stylists has increased their popularity in recent years, and people are eager to learn more about their history and current applications.

When used in competition it could be fatal, and samurai would often keep a bokken nearby while sao slept, so intruders could be captured without spilling blood within the house. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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