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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In feudal Japan it was part of the bugei early Japanese martial arts and was used by samurai, priests, and commoners alike.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? National competitions are still held, and women often compete with naginata against men armed with bokken wooden swords.

The nunchaku was originally an agricultural tool used for threshing grain.

The sticks could be used for spearing or striking, and the chain could choke, block, or trap. Inwhen traditional weapons were confiscated by the Japanese military, Okinawan commoners utilized the kama as a fighting nuunchaku, often attaching a chain to the base for greater reach.

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Kama Tekko Tiribe Surujin v. During the Edo periodwomen of the samurai class were the primary wielders of the naginata for self-protection. The side of the tonfa was used for blocking, and the ends for direct punches.

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Naginata-do the way of the naginata is still popular with Japanese women and is part of many amd athletic programs in Japan.

Two tonfa were often used simultaneously, and were very efficient against armed asailants. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Training extends only to yari kata, and these are not widely studied. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

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

The sai is believed to have originated with the pitchfork. Write a customer review. Extremely strong wrists and forearms are necessary for this sport. No competitive form of sojutsu has developed.

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Jodo the way of the jo is currently practiced in Japan and the United States. When used in competition it could be fatal, and samurai would often keep a bokken nearby while they slept, so intruders could be captured without spilling blood within the house. Alexa Tonta Analytics for the Web.

This longer weapon was known as a kusarigama. 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.


Tomfa Thousands of Digital Comics. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The nunchaku is a popular weapon for demonstrations. Many schools of sojutsu the art of the nhnchaku were formed throughout history, each teaching different methods of yari fighting.

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

If you are a seller for this product, tonva you like to suggest updates through seller support? Competitions, including free sparring and kata demonstrations with the jo, exist within the study. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. With dulled points, the sai is now a karate training weapon. Now part of the budo martial waysthe bo is still used in kata performance.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The bokken was primarily used to practice blocking and entering techniques.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various karate stances and tonfq, and in defense against sword attacks.