The Kobudo System

 

 

Kenjutsu - Art of the Sword

 

 

Jo - Short stick

 

 

Kama - Sickle

 

 

Bo - Staff

 

 

Tonfa - Baton

 

 

Sai - Jitte

 

 

Nunchaku - Rice flail

 

 

Kama - Sickle

 

2nd Kyu - Purple Belt


The Kama is a simple handle with a blade set at right angles to its length. The blade could be folded up inside the handle and a metal ring which slid along the handle was used to lock the blade into an open or shut position.


The farmers in Japan extensively employed the Sickle (Kama) as a weapon of combat and these were in a variety of forms. The variations generally being in the length of the handle.

 

 

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