SHUREIDO Black Octagonal SAI
The Sai is a Japanese weapon originating specifically in Okinawa. This SAI we present to you, the SHUREIDO black octagonal SAI is manufactured in Japan.
Its history and use
It is believed that the Sai began as an agricultural tool to later become a weapon. The Japanese four centuries ago invaded Okinawa and to avoid rebellions forbade the weapons (like swords and sabres of the time), but the utensils of field and tillage remained used, so they learned to use them like weapons, giving to the Kobudo. (“Ko” means weapon, “Bu” means Guerrero and “Do” means road), therefore all together would be: “The way of the arms of the warrior”. They also learned to use empty hands, giving birth to Karate do. (The road of the empty hand)
The SAI can be built with various shapes and sizes, so they can be rounded, smooth or octagonal, thus attending to all the demands of the users.
The SAI traditionally carry around the waist. One on each side of the waist. In addition, a third is carried on the back to throw it or replace one that could have been snatched.
The SAI are used as a defensive or attack weapon. They can block blows or attack sharply using the pointed central shape. It can also be used as a weapon thrown being deadly in an action range of 5 meters.
In the teachings of Kobudo and in its progression, the Sai is the second weapon that is taught.
Kata básico: Sai Kihon Ichi.
Katas Avanzados: Matayoshi no Sai dai ichi – Matayoshi no Sai dai ni (Sanshosai) – Chinbaru no Sai
This SAI is imported steel directly from Japan.
It’s one of the few weapons the Okinawan police use. It is particularly effective against Sabres and can be thrown.
- Matt Black
- Octagonal shape.
- 47cm or 50cm
- Sold per pair
- Imported from Japan!
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