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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Present in Okinawan and other Asian weapon arsenals, the sai pronged truncheon was used to stab, block, trap and punch.

Alexa Si Analytics for the Web. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Extremely strong wrists and forearms are necessary for this sport. Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Used by men and women of the samurai class on foot and horseback, the yari has been part of Oriental weaponry for thousands of years.

During the Edo periodwomen of the samurai class were the primary wielders of the naginata for self-protection. Now an advanced karate training aid, the tonfa aids development of block-and-strike strategies and upper-body strength. Developed after the bokken, the katana was the favored toonfa of the samurai warriors and the most widely used Japanese sword.

As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various stances and techniques. The bo evolved from poles balanced across the shoulders to carry water or other loads.

Naginata-do the way of the naginata is still popular with Japanese tofna and is part of many academic athletic programs in Japan. The tonfa side-handle baton was developed as a weapon by the Okinawans, specifically for use in conjunction with karate.


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Customers who bought this item also bought. It is also used as a weapon of self-defense by karate stylists and some law enforcement agencies. The physical conditioning that weapons offer karate stylists has increased their popularity in recent years, and people are eager to andd more about their history and current applications.

Many schools of sojutsu the art of the nunchamu were formed throughout history, each teaching different methods of yari fighting. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The nunchaku is a popular weapon for demonstrations. When used in competition it could be fatal, and samurai would often keep a bokken nearby while dai slept, so intruders could be captured without spilling blood within the house.

Following is a list of some of the more common weapons of karate training, including their histories and current and traditional uses.

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

The side of the qnd was used for blocking, and the ends for direct punches. Employed on foot or horseback as a thrusting weapon the katana was used in battle, competition and in ritual deaths.

Less awkward than the bo, the jo focused anc basic biocking and striking maneuvers. This longer weapon was known as a kusarigama. The samurai wore the tanto either alone, or with the tachi long sword. The sai is believed to have originated with the pitchfork. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The forms include circular movements which improve blocking and countering techniques.

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

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. Nunchakku part of the budo martial waysthe bo is still used in kata performance. Inwhen traditional weapons were confiscated by the Japanese military, Okinawan commoners utilized the kama as a fighting blade, often attaching a chain to the base for greater reach.


But though weapons are not obligatory in this martial art, their use can double your strength, enhance your coordination, and make you a superior empty-handed fighter.

With dulled points, the sai is now a karate training anv. Weapons of Karate Home Weapons of Karate. Physical conditioning with the bo improves balance and upper-body strength. The tanto was used as a thrusting weapon in ciose combat, although it couid also be thrown. The nunte is now found most often in kata competitions and demonstrations, either in the hand or junchaku the end of a staff. The kama was originally used for cutting grass.

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The bo is one of the five weapons systematized by the early Okinawan developers of the style known as te hand. The bokken was primarily used to practice blocking and entering techniques.

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Primarily a thrusting weapon, the yari existed in several forms and styles, including the pipe spear nujchaku three-bladed spear. 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. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.