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Weapons

Matayoshi Shinpo Sensei taught many weapons during his lifetime, some of which he learned from his father, some which he learned from other Okinawan masters and some that he was exposed to during his travels across South-East Asia. The list of weapons below begins with those that are considered most prominent in the Matayoshi syllabus and goes on to include weapons that were taught or used at one time or another by Shinpo Sensei. All weapons below are currently studied within the MKAGB.

Bo

Sai

Tonfa

Nunchaku

Kama

Eku

Sansetsukun

Suruchin

Nunti-Bo

Kuwa

Tinbei

Tunkuwa

Utsu-Bo

Nage-Kama

Tekko

Manji Sai

Kake Dachi

Chisai-Sansetsukon

Chisai-kun

Shuriken

Muge

Yonsetsukon

Uni-Suruchin

Tsuki-Kama

Kuruma-Bo

Tecchu

Kusari-Manriki

Nunti

Himo-Kama

Jifa

Tessen

Naginata

Ono

Tachi

Yari

- A wooden staff, varying lengths

- A three pronged, metal truncheon

- A side-handled baton

- Two piece wooden flail

- Short sickle

- Traditional boating oar

- Three-sectional staff

- Weighted rope

- Hooked spear weapon

- Traditional gardening hoe

- Shield

- Handheld digging tool

- A long handled flail weapon

- Long sickle

- Knuckle dusters

- Star shaped truncheons

- Hook Sword

- Three-sectional nunchaku

- Small sticks

- Throwing weapons

- Horse bridle

- Four-sectional staff

- Sea urchin and rope

- Thrusting Sickle

- Axled sectional staff

- Iron bars

- Weighted chain

- Multi-pointed truncheon

- Rope kama

- Hairpin

- Fan

- Long handled blade

- Axe

- Sword

- Spear

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Note: Some of these weapons fall outside of the umbrella of Okinawan Weapons. Matayoshi Sensei was not just an expert of Okinawan Kobudo, but of weapons fighting from across the continent. When teaching Okinawan Kobudo, Shinpo Sensei would omit much of his personal martial knowledge. If you would like to read more about the use of weapons in Matayoshi Kobudo, please click on the link below for the insights of Sensei Kimo Wall...

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