Pangai Noon (Uechi Ryu) Vol. 4 Weapon Arts

$30.00

This program filmed in studio and on location in a Japanese garden, includes,the kata Sanseru; Seijun No Bo; Akacchu Eku; Matsugawa no Sai; Jiffa (traditional Okinawan hairpin kata-probably the first time ever filmed in its entirety) kata, performed by  Shinyu Gushi, 9th Dan Uechi Ryu, one of the foremost instructors in the field of karate and ancient weapons. Running time 30 minutes.

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This fourth part of the Pangai Noon Uechi karate series begins with the advanced kata Sanseru and continues with karate weapons training. Although principally an unarmed art, karate also encompasses the use as weapons of implements that once formed part of the daily lives of Okinawans. Wielded by a skilled practitioner they add a new dimension to karate techniques. The staff can be used to strike, thrust, and ward off an armed assailant; the oar’s blade delivers a powerful, focused blow, and can also be used to throw sand in the face of an enemy to distract or blind him; the metal sai is employed offensively by striking and thrusting, and defensively by blocking and trapping. As the author shows, even the hair ornament or jiffa, worn by all Okinawan men until the latter part of the 19th century, can be used as a device to augment the power of karate techniques.

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Weight.5 lbs
Dimensions7.55 × 5.5 × 0.5 in