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. With dulled points, the sai is now a karate training weapon.

In its most basic form, the nunte was a fishing tool. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Kama Tekko Tiribe Surujin v. The bo is one of the five weapons systematized by the early Okinawan developers of the style known as te hand.

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This longer weapon was known as a kusarigama. Employed on foot or horseback as a thrusting weapon the katana was used in battle, competition and in ritual deaths.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? While tanto-jutsu art of the dagger is not widely practiced, the weapon can be used in kata demonstrations tonfs competitions.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Its sixfoot length made it an apt weapon against swordsmen, disarming the opponent while allowing the user to remain at a safe distance. The blade was used to slash with wide, circular movements, and the butt could block or knock opponents off balance. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Jodo the way of the jo is currently practiced in Japan and the United States.


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National competitions are still held, and women often compete with naginata against men armed with bokken wooden swords.

During the Edo periodwomen of the samurai class were the primary wielders of the naginata for self-protection. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Developed by Okinawan farmers, the multi-pronged nunte was otnfa placed on the end of a staff to form a spear, but it couid also be thrown, or handled as a dagger or mace. Naginata-do the way of the naginata is still popular with Japanese women and is part of many academic athletic programs in Japan. Get to Know Us.

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

The katana is now primarily a popular weapon for kata competition and demonstrations. English Choose a language for shopping.

Present in Okinawan and other Asian weapon arsenals, the sai pronged truncheon was used to stab, block, trap and punch. Product details Paperback Publisher: Now part of the budo martial waysthe bo is still used in kata performance.

Training extends only to yari kata, and these are not widely studied. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It is also used as a weapon of self-defense by karate stylists and some law enforcement agencies.


Competitions, including free sparring and kata demonstrations with the jo, exist within the study. The tanto was used as a thrusting weapon in ciose combat, although it couid also be thrown. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The sticks could be used for spearing or striking, and the chain could choke, block, or trap.

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 nuncuaku.

The forms include circular movements which improve blocking and countering techniques. The two equal sections were originally held together by horsehair and could be used against armed or unarmed assailants.

The nunchaku is a popular weapon for demonstrations. As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various stances and techniques. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. No competitive form of sojutsu has developed.

The bokken is still sxi in place of the katana sword for training, competition, and demonstrations.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various karate stances and techniques, and in defense against sword attacks. Explore the Home Gift Guide. When used in competition it could be fatal, and samurai would often keep a bokken nearby tlnfa they slept, so intruders could be captured without spilling blood within the house.