May 15 2009

Weapons Month

Published by at 3:16 pm under Bujinkan Training Drills

It has been quite some time since I actively went over weapons so I am g0ing to give you an overview of what I will be doing.

The weapons that I will focus on are hanbo (3 ft staff) and tanto (knife).  The reason, because I feel like it and I think they are good weapons with which to start.  The hanbo is a weapons which can be used in may different ways and can be found in some variation very easily.  Though I said it’s 3 feet long, the techniques can be used without much need for adaptation over a great variety of staff lengths.  The tanto is a weapon which is very common, especially in Edmonton.

So what can you do to practice at home?  Do san shin with a hanbo and tanto.  With the tanto first in your rear hand then in your lead hand.  With the hanbo, trying to use as many methods of gripping the staff as possible.  We have trained a long time to get the mechanics of the movements correct, now it’s time to add some flow.  Don’t go fast to start but eliminate the breaks in your movements.  Your strikes should flow.  Don’t leave the strikes sitting out there afterwards either, treat your training as if you are facing an actual opponent whom you are trying to beat.

Sorry for the lack of posts, I am trying to get used to a new job and the resultant hours.  I will try to post more regularly once again.

Your life is on the line, train well.

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Weapons Month”

  1. JONNY!on 15 May 2009 at 9:58 pm

    yaaaaaaaa new post!!!!!

  2. BRon 18 May 2009 at 3:46 am

    Just one more reason why I like training with N____o-sensei……..

    ;0)

  3. A guy who knowson 27 May 2009 at 8:50 am

    And Noguchi Sensei, Seno Sensei, and Oguri Sensei, all of whom I have seen use hanbo and/or knife in the past few weeks! ;)

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