What weapons can I learn?

“The ultimate aim of Martial Arts is not having to use them”

Miyamoto Musashi, Book of Five Rings

For children over 12yrs and adults weapons based training features as an essential part of your martial arts training. By mastering a weapon you not only preserve the knowledge of that art, but by knowing how to use it, you can better defend against it.  


Traditional Oriental Weapons

The British Fudoshin Association teaches 12 traditional oriental weapons.  Each weapon has its own syllabus and you can achieve grades from mauve to black in each weapon:

  • Katana
  • Wakizashi
  • Tanto (knife)
  • Naginata (spear)
  • Bo (6ft stick)
  • Jo (4ft stick)
  • Tanjo aka Tanbo (2ft stick)
  • Yawara bo
  • Sai
  • Kama
  • Tonfa
  • Nunchaku 

Improvised weapons

Using a rope against an attacker

The use of improvised weapons is taught as part of the Jujitsu syllabus and includes but not limited to:

  • Belt
  • Pen or pencil
  • Keys
  • Mobile phone
  • Folder
  • Carrier bag
  • Newspaper
  • Rope

In fact after learning basic principles any object to hand can easily be utilised in self-defence.


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