Saturday, January 28, 2017

KUWA = Okinawan Kobudo- The Hoe

Matayoshi kobudo Kodokan.
Kata: Kuwa no te.



Kuwa [Wikipecia]


The hoe is common in all agrarian societies; in Okinawa, the kuwa has been also used as a weapon for as long as there have been farmers. Compared to garden-variety hoes, the handle tends to be thicker and usually shorter, both due to Okinawan stature, and the fact that much of the agriculture takes place on hillsides where long handles would be a hindrance. A classic shape of blade is a simple rectangle of steel with a sharp leading edge, but may also be forked with tines.

  • Kata Matayoshi No Kuwa Nu De


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