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 bokken was primarily used to practice blocking and entering techniques. As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various stances and techniques. Employed on foot or horseback as a thrusting weapon the katana was used in battle, competition and in ritual deaths. Learn more about Amazon Prime. It couid be used on horseback or on foot, and was part of the bujutsu Japanese military arts. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Competitions, including free sparring and kata demonstrations with the jo, exist within the study.

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Primarily a thrusting weapon, the yari existed in several forms and styles, including the pipe spear and three-bladed spear. The bokken is still used in place of the katana sword tnfa training, competition, and demonstrations. During the Edo periodwomen of the samurai class were nnunchaku primary wielders of the naginata for self-protection. Developed after the bokken, the katana was the favored weapon of the samurai warriors toonfa the most widely used Japanese sword.


Weapons of Karate Home Weapons of Karate. The samurai wore the tanto either alone, or with the tachi long sword. Two tonfa were often used simultaneously, and were very efficient against armed asailants.

National competitions are still held, and women often compete with naginata against men armed with bokken wooden swords. Following is a list of some of the more common weapons of karate training, including their histories and current and traditional uses.

This longer weapon was known as a kusarigama. The physical conditioning nunchakuu weapons offer karate stylists has increased their popularity in recent years, and people are eager to learn more about their history and current applications.

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As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various karate stances and techniques, and in defense against sword anc. Now part of the budo martial waysthe bo is still used in kata performance. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Black Belt Magazine February Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.


Many schools of sojutsu the art of the spear were formed throughout history, each teaching different methods of yari fighting. The tanto was used as a thrusting weapon in ciose combat, although it couid also be thrown.

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Write a customer review. Naginata-do the way of the naginata is still popular with Japanese women and is part of many academic athletic programs in Japan. Inwhen traditional weapons were confiscated by the Japanese military, Okinawan commoners utilized the kama as ahd fighting blade, often attaching a chain to the base for greater reach.

The nunchaku was originally an agricultural tool used for threshing grain. Now an advanced karate training aid, the tonfa aids development of block-and-strike strategies and upper-body strength. In feudal Japan it was part of the bugei early Japanese martial arts and was used by samurai, priests, and commoners alike. Jodo the way of the jo is currently practiced in Japan and the United States.

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