Tonfa

Summary

The Tonfa is a wooden weapon which originated in China. Essentially it is a stick with a perpendicular handle located one third the way down it's length. The Tonfa is used in pairs and is an ideal weapon for blocking and striking an opponent.

HISTORY

It was originally a bean and/or rice grinder. Its circular movements made it a suitable for implementation on farms. The ends of the Tonfa were used for direct punches, while the side of it was used for blocking.

PRESENT DAY

Tonfa or the side handle baton was an instrument designed by the Okiwanans, especially to complement the use of weaponry during karate.

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