Core Weapons Kata

Weapons of Shorin-ryu

  1. Kon = 5′ or 6′ staff
  2. Nunchaku = flail
  3. Tonfa = millstone handle (pair)
  4. Sai = truncheon
  5. Jiffa = hair pin
  6. Tekko / tichu = knuckle dusters
  7. Sansetsukon = three section staff
  8. Kuwa = garden hoe
  9. Kama – sickle (pair)
  10. Surujin = weighted cord (150cm or 240cm)
  11. Tambo = short sticks (pair)
  12. Hanbo = 90cm stick
  13. Nunti = staff with a manji-shaped sai mounted on the end
  14. Tinbe/rochin = short sword/shield
  15. Eku = boat oar
  16. walking stick/cane (not traditional)
KATA NAME SOURCE VIDEO
KON / 5′ or 6′ staff
Tenryu no kon Video
Shushi no kon dai Matsumura Seito Video
Shushi no kon sho Matsumura Seito Video
Sakugawa no kon Matsumura Seito Video
Tokumine no kon Tesshinkan Video
NUNCHAKU / flail
Maezato no nunchaku Tesshinkan Video
Akamine no nunchaku Tesshinkan Video
TONFA / millstone handles (pair)
Hamahiga no tonfa Tesshinkan
SAI / 3 prong truncheon
Hamahiga no sai Tesshinkan Video
Kyan no sai Video
Chatanyara no sai Tesshinkan Video
TEKKO (TICHU) / knuckle dusters and brass knuckles
Maezato no tekko Tesshinkan Video
SAN SETSU KON / three section staff
Tokushin no sansetsukon Matayoshi Kobudo Video
Hakuko no sansetsukon Matayoshi Kobudo Video
Sansetsukon no kata Matayoshi Kobudo

Updated: Tuesday – September 26, 2017