Advanced Tonfa: Japanese Weapon of Self-defense
In this definitive book on the advanced techniques of the tonfa, weapons expert Tadashi Yamashita covers gripping, flipping, blocking, striking, block and counter, a karate kata adapted for tonfa, kumite, self-defence, and a traditional tonfa kata.
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Origins and Anatomy of the Tonfa
Blocking and Striking
Karate Kata Adapted for Tonfa
Block and Counter Against the
Traditional Tonfa Kata
Contemporary Tonfajutsu and the PR24
assailant's arm attacker steps forward attacker strikes attacker's head back head backhand strike basic grip bring both tonfa bringing the tonfa cat stance cham Chamber both tonfa chamber the right Chamber the tonfa chambers the left Chosin Chibana crane stance defender steps diagonal backfist strike ear level ecute Execute a diagonal execute a double execute a left execute a right Execute an overhead extended position figure eight Flip both tonfa Flip the left Flip the right foot and execute forward stance front head karate kata kobudo left foot left high block left thrust left to lower left tonfa lower left lower right midsection oblique position Okinawa outward middle block palm side parries the bo posi ready position right end right foot back right outward middle right round strike right thrust right to lower shaft Shorin-ryu Step back strike from upper tonfa at ear tonfa in front upper right weapons wrist