Black Belt Magazine: Tonfa - Karate Weapon of Self
Originally adapted from an Okinawan farm implement, martial artists today use the Tonfa to perform kata (techniques) and as a self-defense weapon. Even law-enforcement agencies use the tonfa as a replacement for the baton. Indeed, Kobudo (practicing martial arts with ancient weapons) is now an established martial art that can be practiced by men, women and children for defense as well as performing kata in their martial art. Former national Freefighting Champion from Japan, a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and tonfa authority, Fumio Demura teaches proper grips, strikes, stances, defense moves, attacks and other techniques that will improve your overall skill and coordination. Topics for include: proper grips; strikes; stances; defense moves; attacks; techniques for improvement of overall skill and coordination.