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Tigerkan-Kobudo

KOBUDO

350 years ago, during the Japanese occupation of Okinawa, invading warlords prohibited the use of ordinary weapons such as sword or spear. So the peoples of Okinawa turned to karate and Kobu-do, weapon art for protection. The main weapons are Bo (a stick), nunchaku (two hard wood sticks securely connected by rope or chain), Kama (a sickle) and surushin (a length of rope with weights attached to both ends). Some Kobudo weapons were farm implements, which the ingenious farmers converted into effective protective devices. The peasants of Okinawa had only the simple instruments applicable to the rural life that they led with which to both feed and defend them. The Bo used in its original form to carry loads across the shoulders such as buckets of water or farm produce. The Nunchaku to remove the husk from rice and beans. The Kama to cut weeds and brings in the crops. The wooden oar to row the fishing crafts that gathered the harvest of the ocean. The true origins of two Okinawan weapons however, remain a mystery. The Sai, a three-pronged truncheon which are used in pairs, some sai those at one time carried in threes, may be derived from a decorative pin, or may have been fashioned in the form of a Buddhist thunderbolt. The Tonfa, a form of which is in use today throughout the united states of America where it is employed by many police forces as their standard baton, could have originally been the handle of a grindstone or may have been used simply as a tool to husk rice and beans. Tigerkan Kobudo is introduced by Mohan Shihan. Other than Okinawan weapons Mohan Shihan introduces the weapons from Kalarippayattu. We are giving training to the following weapons such as Nunchaku, Sai, Tonfa, Bo, Kama, Sword, Oar, Nunti, Urumi, Batten stick, Shin Bo, Hand Bo and etc.