Tuesday 30 November 2010

The Weapons of the Body

The vast array of karada no buki (weapons of the body) make karate-do extremely unique as an unarmed system of self-defence. Here is a list of the most common, as taught in Asai-ha Shotokan-ryu. I failed to include the head, hips and teeth as weapons, but these are also standard.
Please note: In some of the photos I have intentionally positioned the karada no buki to more clearly show how to correctly form them (as opposed to showing it in the typical manner for actual application).Osu, André.
© André Bertel. New Zealand, 2010.

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