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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