The weapons taught in this division are the Bo (longstaff), Nunchaka, Tonfa and Sai. These weapons are highly effective in single and multiple attack situations as well as against edged weapons.

These weapons are not taught all at the same time but are systematically introduced as the student progresses in age and ability.

These weapons skills are taught as an extension of the body and much of the same principals taught in karate are applied here. The added advantage of being skilled with a weapon is that it carries an incredible “impact force” that even the smallest person can use effectively very soon in their training.

History of Kobujutsu

This ancient martial art of the Ryukyu Islands consisted of ‘Empty Hands’, Karate and weapons techniques in combination.

Today they are considered as two different arts. That is Karate and Ryukyu Kobujutsu.

Eight kinds of weapons are used in Ryukyu Kobujutsu. that is Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaka, Kama, Tekko, Tinbe and Surujin.

The first recorded history of Ryukyu Kobujutsu was about 700 years ago, when the above-mentioned weapons were used in a 100 year war.

In Sasda we teach our students 4 of the 8 weapons.

Bo, Nunchaka, Tonfa and Sai


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