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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Anc 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. During the Edo periodwomen of the samurai class were the primary wielders of the anx for self-protection.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The katana is now primarily a popular weapon for kata competition and demonstrations. Get to Know Us. In its most basic form, the nunte was a fishing tool. As a fighting instrument, nuncbaku allowed liocking and striking against a range of weapons.

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. The weapon could also be thrown. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with nnchaku karate stances and techniques, and in defense against sword attacks. The bokken was primarily used to practice blocking and entering techniques.

Naginata-do the way of the naginata is still popular with Japanese women and is part of many nnchaku athletic programs in Japan. The nunchaku was originally an agricultural tool used for threshing grain.


Developed after the bokken, the katana was the favored weapon of the samurai warriors and the most widely used Japanese sword. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

As a weapon, it was used in conjunction with various stances and techniques. The tonfa side-handle baton was developed as a weapon by the Okinawans, specifically for use in conjunction with karate. Training extends only to yari kata, and these are not widely studied.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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. Jodo the way of the jo is currently practiced in Japan and the United States.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Weapons of Karate Home Weapons of Karate. The kama is most commonly used in kata forms competition and demonstrations.

The nunchaku is a popular weapon for demonstrations. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Ancient Martial Arts of The Ryukyu Islands Bo Sai Tonfa and Nunchaku V. 1

The sai is tinfa to have originated with the nunchwku. Share your thoughts with other customers. Competitions, including free sparring and kata demonstrations with the jo, exist within the study. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? With dulled points, the sai is now a karate training weapon.

English Choose a language for shopping. Now an advanced karate training aid, the tonfa aids development of block-and-strike strategies and upper-body strength.


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

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. No competitive form of sojutsu has developed. The side of the tonfa was used for blocking, and the ends for direct punches. This longer weapon was known as a kusarigama. It tests accuracy in striking and quick block-and-counter techniques. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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 nunchku. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The sticks could be used for spearing nuncuaku striking, and the chain could choke, block, or trap. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It couid be used on horseback or on foot, and was part of the bujutsu Japanese military arts.

Its sixfoot length made it an apt weapon against swordsmen, disarming the opponent while allowing the user to remain at a safe distance. Two tonfa were often used simultaneously, and were very efficient against armed asailants. Nunchaaku awkward than the bo, the jo focused on basic biocking and striking maneuvers.