Tensoku Ryu Nunchaku Nidan Kata

The primary purpose of this is to provide a series of movements that allow the student to practice continual flowing movements using the Nunchaku. If you are not yet familiar with the movements utilized in this Kata then you should review the various Nunchaku skills discussed in the Buki section of this Green Belt curriculum. The goal Read More …

Nunchaku Kata Introduction

There are two Nunchaku that must be done with great proficiency for your ranking examination. These Kata incorporate most of the wrapping, spinning, striking, and passing skills discussed earlier in this manual. If you are practiced at those skills then you should be able to perform these Kata without much difficulty. Some Nunchaku Conventions Here Read More …

Nunchaku Uke and Atemi

Nunchaku Uke There are only a few effective blocks that can be performed with the weapon. The weapon is normally considered to be an offensive, not defensive weapon. Nonetheless, there are some blocks with which you will want to become familiar. Perhaps the most obvious block is to hold one stick in each hand using Read More …

Weapons Training Overview (Buki)

Within Tensoku Ryu we offer weapons (Buki) training relatively early for students. There are no weapons skills taught to those who have a White Belt, but once a student has a colored belt (starting with the Yellow Belt) they begin to train on weapon usage. Traditional Stick Weaponry Students who hold the rank of Yellow Read More …