What weapons does everyone do?

Sin

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but in all reality where are you gonna find a Tonfa outside of The Dojo. I mean the chance of me being able to pick up a tonfa on the street is like .1%
Thats why I learn the Jo too
 

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Tonfa on the street can be found in a cane... in a tire iron... a crowbar... a chair... a stool...

Those are off the top of my head...

It was the first weapon I tried in 1982... it's a good tool.
 

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reason why i wanted to make it my first weapion is because I am a defensive figher i will block before i punch...thats what makes the tonfas so good for me is because they go from a block to a strike in one move... :jedi1:
 

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Why not just block & punch at the same time & save yourself some hassle?
 

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I am just benining to learn Doce Paras (un sure of the spelling). From what I understand it is some form of Philipino stick work.

I have a little experience with staff and nunchacku, but that is not formal traning.
 

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Currently I train with Hanbo, Jutte, Katana, Kusarifundo/Manrikigusari, Shuriken, and we do training with many more.
 

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blackbeltedbeauty said:
Hey I was wondering who did what weapon and how long you've been doing each. I do Chinese fans, the bo staff, the 9 section whip chain, and the sai. :whip:
I practice with three weapons, sai, staff, and sword. I think its good to know a double weapon, a long weapon, and a bladed weapon. That is my reasoning behind those three. The sai is my favorite though, it seems to compliment karate quite well, so the learning curve is much easier for me than any other.
 

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Let's see, um, I'll start with my most effective weapon; myself, next I'll list anything handy with a few exeptions.

Formally I train stick (and it's transitions; machete, sword, short sword, various ethnic names for these), knife (various configurations), karambit, sarong (various flexibles), short staff (jo and spear) and various firearms.
 

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anything i can get my hands on. formally we do sword, kama, shoge, shuriken, hanbo, other sticks, metsubishi (blinding powder), and we transfer these concepts to anything else. bat, golf club, trash can lid, mop, etc.
 
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Bo Staff (hardwood & Rattan)
Sai
Nunchuck
Balisong
Kama
Tonfa
Chopstick
Chinese Fan

We have 3 sets of each to this point. in my training. I have also trained to small degree with:

Knife (also throwing)
Shurikan
Escrima
Kubaton
Yawara
Spear
and probably some others that i dont recall at this time.
 

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I could prolly use a Bo from my Jo Training...but I would have to play with it for a wile and see what happens.....::looks for Cup::
 
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in our system we do

yawara, bo, short stick, double stick, riot stick, sai, knife, double knife, throwing knives, tonfa, kama, taimatsu, throwing spikes, bow and arrow, rope dart, kogatana, yari, naginata, katana, jofo, and three other things which i'm not even allowed to know about until i get to 6th, 7th, and 8th degree black belt, which wont be for another 30-40 years.

So far... i know Yawara.

But dammit, i know Yawara WELL! Perfection.
 

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jesse sutton said:
in our system we do

yawara, bo, short stick, double stick, riot stick, sai, knife, double knife, throwing knives, tonfa, kama, taimatsu, throwing spikes, bow and arrow, rope dart, kogatana, yari, naginata, katana, jofo, and three other things which i'm not even allowed to know about until i get to 6th, 7th, and 8th degree black belt, which wont be for another 30-40 years.

So far... i know Yawara.

But dammit, i know Yawara WELL! Perfection.
what style is it that you study?
 
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FunSPE

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Sticks and Knives (Filipino Martial arts) for about 11 years. And firearms. When I was in my teens, I used to play around with the Nunchaku and Tonfas but not anymore.

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Akula

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Main weapons include the mind, firearms (competition target, tactical, and distance), sabre and improvised with whatever is around.

Secondaries include epee, machete, bow, knives, and staff.

Thinking of taking more classes and this list is a pretty good rundown of what is out there. Let's hear more.
 

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I won second place in the intermediate weapions katas for my Tonfa :partyon:
 
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I train with the staff, short staff, sword(katana style suburito), I have a three sectional staff and my favorites are the nunchukas
 
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The weapons I feel the most confident with are my handgun, shotgun and rifle. After that, I have done some training in the FMA, so I am comfortable with stick and knife work. My hapkido school teaches the cane and the dan-bong(sp?).
 
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