Tribute to the Weapons (and tools) of Ninjutsu/Ninpo
• Kyoketsu Shoge
• Tekko Kagi
Hojo Undo - “Supplementary Exercises”. The traditional conditioning methods of Karate-do!
- Diagram of some of the tools used
- Makiwara - Striking post padded with rope
- Jari Bako - Bowl filled with sand, dried rice, or smooth stones for striking (in Chinese martial arts they use a similar methods but they use Mung beans, gravel, and steel balls)
- Tou - Bamboo bundle for striking with the finger tips
- Ishi - Large stone used for striking…the running theme here is “find something hard and hit it a lot”
- Chiishi - Weighted levers
- Ishi Sashi - Stone locks that are used in a similar fashion to kettlebells
- Nigiri Game - Gripping jars (love the face of the dude on the right!)
- Tetsu Geta - Iron shoes
- Tan and Ude Tanren - Tan are early barbells made from wood and stone and Ude Tanren are drills where two partners strike each other for the purpose of building pain tolerance, stronger muscle, and denser bones, this is what I mentioned a while ago.
I’ve got experience with 2 and a bit with 5.
Why am I not surprised that you went for punching rocks at some point? haha
Shouldn’t surprise anyone…sometimes if I’m feeling up for it and there’s no available tree, I’ll practice strikes on the concrete walls in my room. This, again, should surprise no one. Haha
Noted hahaha xD
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A school student demonstrates a Pencak Silat form in front of her class.
And this is what happens when a masterfully crafted katana collides with a masterfully crafted longsword.
Suck it, katana
suck my fuckin’ diiiick
Aren’t katanas and longswords made for different overall purposes tho
Katanas are slasher weapons made for cutting masterfully through human flesh so obviously it’s not gonna get through a fucking longsword which is really fucking thick and heavy and made for beating the shit out of people as well as hacking at armour
A katana would slice the shit out of you guys so idk what the fuck you’re so smug about
this is basically like driving a ferarri into a tank.
Now /that’s/ a metaphor
Because how often does metal cut through metal (so long as it’s not designed to) designed
The longsword is not better than the katana, and the katana is not better than the longsword - they were designed with different purposes in mind. One was designed for slashing and one-hit kills while the other for getting past heavy metal armor and bashing via the pommel. Also, a weapon’s effectiveness is only as good as the one wielding it.
I think that claiming one style of sword is better than the other is as silly as claiming that one form of martial art is better than the other. Each have their advantages and disadvantages in a fight or a battle, so there is no point in any of us being smug about weapons or martial arts that are different from ones that we prefer or enjoy.
^ This right here!
Even in katana v katana combat, you don’t go blade to blade for this very reason. Katanas are amazingly sharp, but break or bend easily when hit blade on blade. When guarding you would always use the back of the blade for that very reason. Comparing a longsword and a katana is apples and oranges. They are both fruit, but are not the same. Better to compare fuji apples to granny smith if you want to judge quality of a weapon.
Saxon Miner’s Axe
- Dated: 17th century
- Measurements: overall length 29 3/4”
The axe features a fruitwood shaft inlaid with bone dots and plaques of geometric forms, Christ on the cross on the upper spine, and the grip with a shield bearing crossed swords one side and crossed miner’s tools on the other. This is an unmarked offset axe blade of typical form pierced with a keyhole and two groups of holes and brass ball finial.