Weapons of Bushinkai

A look at some of the Okinawan, Japanese and Chinese weapons that are taught in Bushinkai. These weapons are related to common street weapons but also taught in classical forms. The main weapons in the Karate syllabus are the Okinawan weapons but Japanese and Chinese sword are learnt as companion study.

bo

Rokushaku Bo: The six foot staff

bokken

Bokken is an oak katana used for Kenjutsu practise

dipdao

Dipdao are the Chinese butterfly swords – also similar to the Okinawan twin swords

ikuchi

Tanjo (short stick) and Aikuchi (Japanese knife)

jiankatana

Chinese Jian versus Japanese katana

katana

Katana in the art of Iaido

nunchaku

Nunchaku

sai

Sai

tanjo

tonfa

Tonfa

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