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Professional boxing Professional kickboxing Knockdown karate Mixed martial arts Pankration Submission wrestling. In most Okinawa baton training, students use two tonfa unlike law enforcement. The edge of a traditional rice sickle, such as one would purchase from a Japanese hardware store, continues to the handle kobuddo a notch, as this is not needed for its intended use. Patrick and Adam train in bunkai with tonfa and bo.

It is true that Okinawans, under the rule of foreign powers, were prohibited from carrying weapons or practicing with them in public. At this point, the millstone was driven along a trough to grind grain into flour. After the students learn kihon basicsbunkai applicationsippon kumite sparring and kata forms of tonfathey will be tested for proficiency in this tool and then move on to learn other weapons along with karate empty hand training.

When the handle is grasped, the shaft protects the forearm and hand while the knob tsukagashira and tsuka protects koburo thumb. The bo is considered the ‘king’ of the Okinawa weapons, as all others exploit its weaknesses in fighting it, whereas when it is fighting them it is using its strengths against them. Training includes katabunkai applications and ippon kumite controlled sparringwhether they are in Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, India, Vietnam or were ever they might be.

Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts. It is a popular story and common belief that Okinawan farming tools evolved into weapons due to restrictions placed upon the peasants by the Satsuma samurai clan when the island was made a part of Japan, which kobuvo them from carrying arms. Imagine, fighting another martial artist with these wooden weapons with no protective gear. A small group of our students who tested for certification meaning they have reached a level of expertise with this weapon that is considered expert have shown they understand kihon basic strikes, blocks and throwsthey demonstrated all three of our Seiyo Shorin-Ryu tonfa kata, demonstrated bunkai applications from the tonfwused to tonfa as a self-defense weapon against attackers armed with clubs, poles and knives, and also demonstrated kumite sparring defending with a pair of tonfa against attackers wielding a bo 6-foot pole.


It is a weapon which can be easily hidden prior to use, and due to this fact can be devastatingly effective.

Okinawan kobudō – Wikipedia

As a result, it is said, they were defenseless and developed a fighting system around their traditional farming implements. They do not include all those from the Matayoshi, Uhuchiku and Yamanni streams however. The techniques of the two arts are closely related in some styles, evidenced by the empty-hand and weapon variants of certain kata: A classic kobudoo of blade is a simple rectangle of steel with a sharp leading edge, but may also be forked with tines.

The shaft is typically 20 to 24 inches in kobuco. The tonfa is more readily recognized by its modern development in the form of the police Side-handle batonbut many traditional tonfa techniques differ from side-handle baton techniques.

The hoe is common in all agrarian societies; in Okinawa, the kuwa has been also used as a weapon for as long as there have been farmers.

It is a generic term coined in the twentieth century.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Weapons of Okinawa. In this context, it is thought that tonfa may have been developed from a kobhdo handle of a millstone, a common agricultural tool.


The same strikes and blocks used in kobudo are used in karate with some minor modifications. The sai appears similar to a short sword, but is not bladed and the end is traditionally blunt.

Junior Kobudo – Tonfa

The bo is the earliest of all Okinawan weapons and effectively one of the earliest of all weapons in the form of a basic tonfsand is traditionally made from red or white oak. Arizona karatearizona kobudoChandler KarateGilbert KarateHauselMesa karatephoenix karatetempe karate. These people are all great individuals as well as outstanding martial artists.

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat After this is accomplished a student tonfz apply for kobudo certification from Soke Hausel. The tinbe-rochin consists of a shield and spear. Possibly because of the unique ‘traditional setting and atmosphere of the dojo’ – and much of the training is in Japanese. It is traditionally made from honfa oak, and can be gripped by the short perpendicular handle or by the longer main shaft.

Okinawan kobudō

With the close relationship between China and Okinawa any connection between these two countries must always be considered. Posted by Soke Hausel at 1: However, modern martial arts scholars have been unable to find historical backing for this story, and the evidence uncovered by various martial historians points to the Pechin Warrior caste in Okinawa as being those who practiced and studied various martial arts, rather than the Heimin, or commoner.

Typically, two tonfa were used in vertical and horizontal millstones with projecting knobs inserted into sockets on either side of the stone.