Tonfa: Karate Weapon of Self-defense

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Ohara Publications, 1982 - Sports & Recreation - 143 pages
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Though neither as flashy nor as glamorous as the nunchaku, the tonfa is an essential tool in the kobudo tradition of self-defense. When wielded properly, this deceptively simple weapon becomes a graceful and poetic extension of the martial artist’s open-hand techniques. By following the detailed photos and instructions in this classic text, one can unleash the true power of this ancient weapon and training tool. Practicing with the tonfa will improve balance, coordination, and strength.

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About the author (1982)

Fumio Demura is a Black Belt Hall of Fame member and one of the most respected weapons masters in the world. His books on sai, bo, tonfa, and nunchaku are among the most popular in martial arts instructional literature. He has appeared in a number of Hollywood films?including The Island of Dr. Moreau, the Karate Kid series, Mortal Kombat, and Rising Sun?and his strenuous demonstration schedule has made him an ambassador in the world of karate.

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