Wielded in pairs, a tonfa
is a traditional Okinawan fighting weapon designed for blocking and striking. Historically noted as the descendent of the police baton, tonfas are a multi-purpose training aid that are an ideal offensive and defensive weapon in combat. There are three grips when using the tonfa - honte-mochi (natural grip), gyakute-mochi (reverse grip) and tokushu-mochi (special grip).Continue reading »
The natural grip, honte-mochi, is when the handle is held in the hand with the long arm resting along the bottom of the forearm. This provides protection along the forearm and reinforcement for backfist, elbow strikes and punches. When in use, the tonfa can swing out to the gyakute-mochi grip for a strike or thrust. Martial Artists may also flip the tonfa and grab it by the shaft, to perform the tokushu-mochi. This allows the handle to act as a hook in combat, similar to the kama.
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