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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Learn more about Amazon Prime. English Choose a language for shopping. Now part of the budo martial waysthe bo is still used in kata performance. The samurai wore the tanto either alone, or with the tachi long sword. The forms include circular movements which improve blocking and countering techniques.

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. Training extends only to yari kata, and these are not widely studied.

The tanto was used as a thrusting weapon in ciose combat, although it couid also be thrown. In feudal Japan it was part of the bugei early Japanese martial arts and was used by samurai, priests, and commoners alike.

Weapons of Karate Home Weapons of Karate. The katana is now primarily a popular weapon for kata competition and demonstrations. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


The two equal sections were originally held together by horsehair and could be used against armed or unarmed assailants. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Competitions, including free sparring and kata demonstrations with the jo, exist within the study.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Kama Tekko Tiribe Surujin v. The tonfa side-handle baton was developed as a weapon by the Okinawans, specifically for use in conjunction with karate. Be munchaku first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The bokken is still nunchaou in place of the katana sword for training, competition, and demonstrations. The side of the tonfa was used for blocking, and the ends for direct punches.

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This longer weapon was known as a kusarigama. If you ane a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various karate stances and techniques, and in defense against sword attacks. It couid be used on horseback or on foot, and was part of the bujutsu Japanese military arts. Write a customer review. The sai is believed to have originated with the pitchfork.

It is also used as a weapon of self-defense by karate stylists and some law enforcement agencies. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Extremely strong wrists and forearms are necessary for this sport. The bo is one of the five weapons systematized by the early Okinawan developers of the style known as te hand.


The kama is most ob used in kata forms competition and demonstrations. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The sticks could be used for spearing or striking, and the chain could choke, block, or trap. Jodo the way of the jo is currently practiced in Japan and the United States. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The nunchaku is a popular weapon for demonstrations.

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The nunte is now found most often in kata competitions and demonstrations, either in the hand or at the end of a staff. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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Nunchzku tanto-jutsu art of the dagger is not widely practiced, the weapon can be used in kata demonstrations and competitions. Developed by Okinawan farmers, the multi-pronged nunte was usually placed on the end of a staff to form a spear, but it couid also be thrown, or handled as a dagger or mace.

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.