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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The two equal sections were originally held together by horsehair and could be used against armed or unarmed assailants. With dulled points, swi sai is now a karate training weapon. Many schools of sojutsu xai art of the spear were formed throughout history, each teaching different methods of yari fighting.

Product details Paperback Publisher: Get to Know Us. 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. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

The samurai wore the tanto either alone, or with the tachi long asi. Less awkward than the bo, the jo focused on basic biocking and striking maneuvers. As a weapon, it ttonfa used in conjunction with various stances and techniques. Weapons of Karate Home Weapons of Karate. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The sai is believed to have originated with the pitchfork. Extremely strong wrists and forearms are necessary for this sport.


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English Choose a language for shopping. This longer weapon was known as a kusarigama. The blade was used to slash with wide, circular movements, and the butt could block or knock opponents off balance.

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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 nunchakuu weapon. Black Belt Magazine February Its sixfoot length made it an apt weapon against swordsmen, disarming the opponent while allowing the user to remain at a safe distance. Write a customer review. Kama Tekko Tiribe Surujin v. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The katana is now primarily a popular weapon for kata competition and demonstrations.

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It tests accuracy in striking and quick block-and-counter techniques. The bokken is still used in place of the katana sword for training, competition, and demonstrations. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Developed after the bokken, the katana was the favored weapon of the samurai warriors and the most widely used Japanese sword. The kama is most commonly used in kata forms competition and demonstrations.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The tanto was used as a thrusting weapon in ciose combat, although it couid also be thrown. No competitive form of sojutsu has developed.


The tonfa side-handle baton was developed as a weapon by the Okinawans, specifically for use in conjunction with karate.

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

Naginata-do the nunchauk of the naginata is still popular with Japanese women and is part of many academic athletic programs in Japan. But though weapons are not obligatory in this martial art, their use can double your strength, enhance your coordination, and make you a superior empty-handed fighter.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. As a fighting instrument, it allowed liocking and striking against a range of weapons.

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

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Physical conditioning with the bo improves balance and upper-body strength. It is also used as a weapon nunchakku self-defense by karate stylists and some law enforcement agencies.

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Inwhen traditional weapons were confiscated by the Japanese military, Okinawan commoners utilized the kama as a fighting blade, often attaching a chain to the base for greater reach. The physical boo 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. Share your thoughts with other customers.

The kama was originally used for cutting grass.