The Dangpa

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  1. PhotonGuy

    PhotonGuy Senior Master

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    I recently learned about the dangpa which is a Korean version of the trident. Supposedly there are Korean arts that utilize it. Anybody familiar with any of the arts that use the dangpa?
     
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    Can't help you but add my vote for wanting to hear more about this.
     
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    No specific arts for it; it was an Army weapon. According to a Korean site, it was taken into interest against the Japanese invasions in the chosun period because, although much shorter than an average spear, its multiple blades caught and degraded blades very well. Remember, at the time of the weapon's use martial arts wasn't even a thing for Korean civilians, only for the military.
     
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