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Yogi Josei Hanshi

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Okinawa Kobudō

 

        Okinawa Kobudō is a self-defence system developed in Okinawa in which everyday elements are used as weapons for defence. These systems that developed over hundreds of years were structured in the second half of the 20th century and configured as a martial art.

 

Although there can be differences between the weapons used in each dōjō, most of the characteristic weapons that are practiced with in Okinawa Kobudō are the following:

 

 

1.- :

 

The is a smooth, rounded wooden staff, approximately 183 cm long. It is used to defend, attack, shoot down and disarm the attacker, etc. The is the fundamental weapon of Okinawa Kobudō.

 

 

2.- Sai:

 

The sai is a kind of metallic trident with a long central point and two shorter lateral points. The two shorter points on each side are used as protection and for the capture of other weapons during combat. It is also used as a throwing weapon, so a sai is used in each hand and a third sai is worn at the waist.

 

  

3.- Tunfā:

 

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The tunfā, tonfā or tuifā is a wooden weapon, that was originally the handle of a stone mill to grind the grain. It was adapted to be used like a weapon. It is used as arm protection as well as an extension of this.

 

 

4.- Nunchaku:

 

ヌン

チャク

The nunchaku is a wooden weapon made up of two short sticks connected by a rope. Its origin is not clear. It is believed that it was used to shed rice or that it was a modification of an element used in a horse halter.

 

 

5.- Kama:

 

The kama is an agricultural sickle with a wooden handle and metal blade (perpendicular to the handle).

 

 

6.- Nuntī-bō:

 

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ティ

The nuntī-bō is a weapon consisting of a in which a nuntī has been inserted at one end. The nuntī is a metallic weapon similar to the sai but with the hooks of the lateral ones placed in a different direction.

 

 

7.- Ēku:

 

The ēku or kai is a  wooden oar used in fishing boats.

 

 

8.- :

 

The is a rounded and smooth wooden staff approximately 122 cm long.

 

 

 

 

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