I get this thrill of excitement every time I pick up my karate weapons.
Bo. Nunchaku. Sai. Tonfa. Eku. I love them all.
They are incredibly challenging to learn, but once you get proficient with them, you can learn some pretty cool kata and techniques.
Learning a new weapons kata is awesome for improving memory and hand-eye coordination. And practising with weapons can be such an amazing mindfulness activity. You have to be so focused on what you’re doing (so you don’t hurt yourself or others!) that all else falls away. It just becomes you and your weapon, keenly focused on performing this beautiful, deadly, powerful dance.
Here are a few videos for you on the tonfa, sai, and bo. I will be making more kobudo videos soon (including ones on nunchaku and eku), so keep an eye out for those on my channel.
Thanks for reading!
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