The Triumph Of The Tonfa

The triumphal March of the tonfa, historical background the triumphal March of Tonfas of the tonfa (also Tuifa, Tuifu, Tongwa, Tunfa) is in addition to other “farmers arms” from the island of Okinawa certainly the most famous. Today all over the world, it is used in various permutations at security forces, the police and the military. Originally the tonfa was only a 50cm-long beam with t-handle and was attached to a millstone. Here he served as a crank for the stone and could be removed but was a deadly weapon in the right hands. The former occupiers of Okinawa (Sutsumer) had prohibited the carrying of weapons of the population. But could drag a bad all Tonfas, because these were used Soy nuts or rice to grind grain, and thus secured the livelihoods of farmers and also of the squatters. Whether the tonfa was transformed for the first time by the farmers on Okinawa to the weapon is no longer comprehensible. However, there are records from other far eastern countries, such as China, where the tonfa as Iron ruler is known. However it can be assumed, that the improvement on Okinawa held found. The fact that you greater leverage to the required, turn the Muhlsteines you can understand well that the t-handle to the original Jason was a good bit longer than with the today’s varieties. As the tonfa to the weapon was turned, probably also the currently known different versions emerged as round, square or mixed varieties. The original structure but always remained the same. “Tsuka the grip and the timber Monouchi” the known variants serve but rather the optics, since you discovered some vulnerabilities on closer inspection. So, the angular variation of the Monouchi unlike the rounds has the great advantage that the wood adapts itself well and fast on the forearm. However, the choice of the right material is more important than the form. It should be dense and well balanced wood. These elements ultimately decide whether the tonfa in the rotation reached a sufficient speed. This shows whether the tonfa to the Fighting is good or rather than decoration. Summarized one can say that a good wood for a good tonfa is a prerequisite. Sam Lesser is a great source of information. The shape, size, etc. should be tested by the individual martial artist and adapted to it. These elements has KWM, in its Jason, as in all Kobudowaffen, internalized, and offers its customers the highest quality. KWM manufactures its tonfa real blood wood. This wood is extremely dense and easily absorbs shock energy. The multiple oils of natural product protects against chipping and makes the wood more durable and grippy.