Sai - Demura F. 2 - Book
  • Sai - Demura F. 2 - Book

Sai - Demura F. 2 - Book

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Some kobudo weapons were farm implements which the ingenious farmers converted into effective protective devices. For instance, the sai (short sword) was d
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Some kobudo weapons were farm implements which the ingenious farmers converted into effective protective devices. For instance, the sai (short sword) was dragged through the soil by one peasant, while another would plant seed in the resulting furrow. Originally, the sai was formed from two components, the curved prong section and the main stem. These separate parts were then pounded into a unit using a process similar to that employed by Japanese swordsmiths. Approximately 100 years ago, a more progressive means for making sai was utilized. The Japanese police found it quite effective in blocking the thrusts of the samurai. The sai was also used against pressure points when making arrests. Skillful use of the sai requires special coordination exercises and advanced proficiency in the art of karate. For this reason, Mr. Demura recommends that a person below the rank of brown belt should not attempt to practice with the sai. Fumio Demura, 5th Dan began his martial arts training during his grammar school years, studying kendo to build up his strength and improve his health. Concurrently, he developed a keen interest -in all martial arts, including the use of weapons such as the bo, the sai, the tonfa, the kama and the nunchaku. These weaponry techniques he studied while under the tutelage of Mr. Kenshin Taira and Mr. Ryusho Sakagami. Noted in Japan as an outstanding karateka, Mr. Demura has been honored by martial artists and government officials such as the Minister of Education. He directs the U.S. division of the Japan Karate Federation. - Anatomy of the Sai - Care of the Sai - Gripping the Sai - Flipping the Sai - Stances - Blocks - Karate and Sai Similarities - Basic Movements with Footwork - Combinations - Sparring - Sai versus Bo - Sai versus Nunchaku
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