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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Developed in the 17th century by Okinawans after the Japanese gained occupation of their land, the nunchaku flail was one of many harmless looking weapons implemented at the time.

Many schools of sojutsu the art of the spear were formed throughout history, each teaching different methods of yari fighting. No competitive form of sojutsu has developed. Nubchaku the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Black Belt Magazine February The tonfa side-handle baton was developed as a weapon by the Okinawans, specifically for use in conjunction with karate. 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. It is also used tonnfa a weapon of self-defense by karate stylists and some law enforcement agencies.


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Nuncuaku two equal sections were originally held together by horsehair and could be used against armed or unarmed assailants. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The nunchaku was originally an agricultural tool used for threshing grain. During the Edo periodwomen of the samurai class were the primary wielders of anr naginata for self-protection. The bokken is still used in place of the katana sword for training, competition, and demonstrations.

It tests accuracy in striking and quick block-and-counter techniques. Kama Tekko Tiribe Surujin v. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. English Choose a language for shopping. When used in competition it could be fatal, and samurai would often tonfz a bokken nearby while they slept, so intruders could be captured without spilling blood within the house.

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

The nunte is now found most often in kata competitions and demonstrations, either in annd hand or at the end of a staff. Inwhen traditional weapons were confiscated xai the Japanese military, Okinawan commoners utilized the kama as a fighting blade, often attaching a chain to the base for greater reach.

Developed after the bokken, the katana was the favored weapon of the samurai warriors and the most widely used Japanese sword. It couid be used on horseback or on foot, and was part of the bujutsu Japanese military nunchaky. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Its sixfoot length made it an apt weapon against swordsmen, disarming the opponent while allowing the user to remain at a safe distance.


As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various stances and techniques. Ancient Martial Arts of Ryukyu Islands: While tanto-jutsu art of the dagger is not widely practiced, the weapon can be used in kata demonstrations and competitions. Employed on foot or horseback ssi a thrusting weapon the katana was used in battle, competition and in ritual deaths. The nunchaku is a popular weapon for demonstrations.

The sticks could be used for spearing or striking, and the chain could choke, block, or trap.

Motokatsu Inoue (Author of Bo, Sai, Tonfa and Nunchaku)

Nunchau you like to tell us about a lower price? In its most basic form, the nunte was a fishing tool. The naginata probably originated as a weapon.