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In Deeds Defensive In Our World. Legends Tell Creatively Classicly Unique So May Indeed. Applied Our + Yores Weaponry Too. To So Suit. Ups Outings One Set Oft. Of 9 So Longly Short. Listed Yore Classic Japanese Styled Unique Ones. Seconded Trio Herein In Our Part Two Too. To Another One Three Yores. Mores.


Shuriken, Sasumata. Jutte

were Yores. One, two, three too. Be

Parted One


Trio endings ups. Beginnings herein

another next Trio too. To

Yore Unique Part Two

Classic. Weapons


oft. Of Yores one


Triple Trio’d set in deeds. Indeed totalled

Nine uniquely named

Classic. Yore Japanese ancient Weapons. 9. Next

three nomened


so. Be

Kusarigama, Kakute + Kaginawa.




4. The KUSARIGAMA… the chain and sickle blade combo well known to martial art movie-goers. Another unique weapon classic with high potential offensive/defensive capabilities. Many women of the EDO period for example recognised this and became proficient in its use. It’s relatively light-weight construction and flowing CHAIN movement possibly enhanced/understood by female innate rhythm kept training levels high. The infamous MIYAMOTO MUSASHI NITO KEN of double/twin SWORD techniques were even adapted by such as NITO SHINKAGE RYU to accomodate twin sickle usage. Needless to say the training was long and arduous. Refer to Weapon intel #3+4 for DIY KUSARIGAMA + other training weapon manufacture ideas. A uniquely effective weaponry combo. Though… during training you may well find yourself wrapped in chain… Shiro did.


SHIRO’s DIY KUSARIGAMA: NOTE the CHAIN CAN BE NEAR BLADE OR END HANDLE… also note… Whilst SHIRO has favourite weapons… he does not favor weapons… even such as this awesome weapon has limitations as with ANY/EVERY other…


For example; the great Sword Master MUSASHI, when experiencing difficulty getting his weapon into range due to his KusariGama wielding opponents chain’s ability to create space- eventually… though a lil desperately too… threw his sword through the air-space quite some distance to effect a victory. Great throw… bad catch. To reiterate/stress this point of learning to use AND KNOW any/all weapons whenever you train… also consider the Life of Weapons Master YAMADA SHINRYUKAN who lost it when his opponent Master Swordsman ARAKI MATAEMON overcame SHINRYUKAN’s KusariGama techniques and capabilities of creating space… by removing such space-by confining and trapping him in a Bamboo Grove where his Sword had enough room to move… whilst the Kusarigama met and chopped only fresh wood Bamboo entangled at every turn of the Chain… The next hungry wandering Bamboo Rat got his meal… sliced and diced. Just like SHINRYUKAN. Noted.


 5. The KAKUTE.


5. The KAKUTE…The finger sized knuckleduster ring. A very large range of types and varieties in this category show use historically. Many semi-concealable, if not fully… esp. at night/dim light. High offensive/defensive potential, combined, very likely, with the element of surprise, shock and subsequent onset of intense pain and loss of confidence for the opponent as a probable result. The opponent may indeed ‘ not know what hit them ‘ and has also been struck bewilderingly forceful. Some, if not many are also semi multi-purpose. The hand-claws ( SHUKO ) for example are oft. alternatively used as gripping/climbing aids, just as well as in combat. The LEGENDARY COMIC HERO WOLVERINE grows his own unique and stylish long version of this type from the inside out… The KAKUTE and etc are also another unique weapon classic that has a low learning curve; requiring little training time to ‘ grasp ‘ the fundamentals whilst instantly adding much ‘ oomph ‘ to your blocks/strikes/grabs/slaps etc. Semi-useful too against armor and blades, easily hidden… yet … readily at hand… or is that  ‘ under-handed ‘.?.







Some unique and versatile modern day Weapon

training variations/alternatives such as

key ring items, backpack, cup of hot tea, the broom or iron and cord,

your mothers rolling pin, a helmet, pepper shaker +contents,

your dog, bicycle lock and chain, hairspray, ashtray +contents,

coat-hanger, the coat etc etc are prime

examples of daily items easily doubling

as self-defence weaponry if so required.

ALL can be used offensively or defensively.





ALL will distract giving time and distance,

ALL will trap/hook/strike/hinder etc,

ALL will block… all of course to

varying degrees and manners depending on the nature

of incident and their application. By using your imagination

within training and trying different items and combos…

you may well end up inventing


a Unique Weapon variation of your own…

maybe even a Classic.





6. The KAGINAWA… A uniquely simple weapon combo+multi-purpose tool. A hook and rope. Simple. Akin to the usage of the LASSO rope it’s historical uses are very many… by very many (people). An all round effective restraining/binding/trapping/tying weapon type. Doubles as a climbing aid and for snaring wild game… or wild men. Offensive/defensive indeed can the KAGINAWA be. The rope was cut to a length that enabled at least 1 man to be very well tied up. The hook, if reqd. would aid capture… then ‘ clip ‘ the tied rope all tight/firm. Variations of hooks to suit intended use would apply… just like… fishing perhaps. During the reign of the TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE for example, many in Law-enforcement were given the opportunity to immerse themselves in such weapon training. Learning the ropes … by the sound of it…


The KAGINAWA will leave the crims all tied up. Are you hooked so yet ?…  ROPE TYING became a specialty, an art and a Tradition and the involved RYU would endeavor to create workable, both quick and slow, effective rope tying techniques and methods capable of binding the captured; possibly for days on end during transport to places of judgement. Such methods displayed an intimate and thorough anatomical understanding. As generally noted in the literature on the subject; these skills were perfected whilst ALSO having to maintain a certain aesthetic look. This was  dependent and corresponding ONLY to such as the known TOTAL ‘ status ‘  ( incl. such as social/sex/ job/priors etc ) of the captured party. Basically, this means indeed,.. = your own ‘ unique  character/reputation ‘ defined the way and manner of your own classic ropey restraints… and number of knots. Tying it all together using only a rope and hook. Oft termed HOJOJUTSU /NAWAJUTSU etc. Ropes btw were usually of HEMP.



One notes trio’d


Shuriken, Sasumata. Jutte Classics

all. So to next one triples too. To our

Kusarigama, Kakute. Kaginawa


so to 2 out oft. Of 3

Parts so ours done. So


catching you next. Timings on

Yore Last Classic. One

Part Too. To Three. Next week. Strong

Trio to Finalise one. 9 Unique Weaponry

then set. Now to so


next posted to be. One on 17/8:

Quirky Quotes #56.