Sunday, June 18, 2017

TENSHO DAI


Tensho Dai, a tonfa kata, was created by Master Yuki Koda (1944- 1997) the late head of US Yoshukai Karate.

Tonfa were originally handles used to turn the top stone of a traditional Okinawan rice grinder.



Okinawan kobudo weapons Tonfa were originally handles to stone rice grinders
Okinawan Rice grinder with its Tonfa wooden handle


Here the kata is demonstrated by Shihan Mike Lilley at the World Yoshukai Karate &  Kobudo organization summer camp in Eufaula, Alabama, USA on June 17, 2017.





 Enjoy and practice...


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