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Martial Arts Weapons

How To Use Martial Arts Weapons

Here are a few of the most popular martial arts weapons. Along with basic beginners video lessons for martial arts weapons. If you have a desire to begin learning how to use martial arts weapons, The following descriptions and basic learning videos will be a great place to get started.

In the early 1970’s, Bruce Lee Movies launched a Martial Arts craze that swept across America. Many young and old Americans alike joined Martial Arts classes across the nation and learned many style of fighting and weapons along the way.

Martial styles like Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Kung Fu gained popularity in the United States in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Weapons such as nunchucks, escrima sticks, kamas, and tonfas became more and more popular. Martial arts dojos are in almost every town and city in the United States. There are many young children who sign up for karate or kung fu lessons each day. With tournaments and competition events held across the nation, learning katas and weapon forms to perform at these tournaments is a common thing in martial arts classes. Below are some explanations of the basic martial arts weapons along with some basic learning videos that demonstrates the uses and techniques involved with these martial arts weapons.

Enter the Dragon, 1973

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Martial Arts Weapons – Nunchucks

Most Popular Martial Arts Weapons

Hollywood martial arts movies like Enter the Dragon by Bruce Lee helped launch the popularity of martial arts in America. Karate and other ancient Japanese martial arts first came to the United States after World War 2 soldiers returned home from serving in the Pacific.

#1 Martial Arts Weapon – Nunchucks

Nunchucks are nothing more than two sticks tied together with a chain or a rope. But don’t let the simplicity fool you, when this weapon is in the hands of some one who knows how to use nunchucks, they can be a very deadly martial arts weapon.

Weapons such as nunchucks are not taught in every martial arts school in the United States.  Carrying a weapon such as nunchucks in your vehicle is illegal, so many Martial Arts teachers (Sensei) will not teach students this weapon.

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How to Use Martial Arts Weapons

The Bo Staff – Popular Martial Arts Weapon

One of the easiest martial arts weapon to learn is the Bo Staff. The bo staff is a long straight piece of wood, normally around 6 feet long.

The Bo Staff is a hand weapon that utilizes thrusting, striking, and swinging techniques.

The Bo Staff is thought of as an extension of your limbs. Giving you great extension in attacking or defensive maneuvers.

Learning How to Use the Bo Staff

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bo staff – martial arts weapons

The Bo Staff is a great martial arts weapon for beginners to learn. Once the Bo Staff striking and swinging techniques are mastered, a student can progress to more complex martial arts weapons like the nunchucks.

There are many bo staff katas for Karate, Kung Fu, and Tae Kwon Do students to learn. Bo Staff katas are very popular in martial arts tournaments.

Although the  is now used as a weapon, its use is believed by some to have evolved from the long stick tenbin which was used to balance buckets or baskets.

Typically, one would carry baskets of harvested crops or buckets of water or milk or fish etc., one at each end of the tenbin, that is balanced across the middle of the back at the shoulder blades. In poorer agrarian economies, the tenbin remains a traditional farm work implement.

Buy a Bo Staff at Lowes for around $6.00

The other day I was cruising down the aisle at my local Lowes Home Improvement store and stopped dead in my tracks when I noticed these 6 foot round poles for sale for only $6.00. My first thought when I seen them was these would make awesome Bo Staff to practice with. So, if you are beginning to learn the Bo Staff, head over to your local Lowes Home Improvement store and grab a $6 Bo Staff.
I hope you found these basic martial arts weapons videos useful. Keep practicing and maybe someday you will find yourself as a fighter in a UFC Ultimate Fighting Competition. Stayed tuned to Webnuggetz.com for more articles about Martial Arts and Martial Arts weapons.

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