Not only does the Omega Martial Art student learn to use their own body as a weapon and self defense tool, but they will also comprehensively learn to use Okinawan Weaponry (bo, nunchaku, sai and tonfa) in traditional martial art forms, in competition, and in self defense. Students also have the opportunity to learn the sword, knife, and weapon variations, depending on their level of expertise and interest.
– Bo: The bo is a long staff used in thrusting, swinging, and striking techniques that often resemble empty-hand movements. The b? is considered an “extension of one’s limbs”.
– Nunchaku: Nunchaku (also called “nunchucks”, “numchuks”, or “chain sticks”) is a traditional weapon that consists of two sticks connected at their ends with a short chain or rope. A sansetsukon is a similar weapon with three sticks attached on chains instead of two.
– Sai: The sai is a pointed, rod-shaped baton, with two long, unsharpened projections (tsuba) attached to the handle. The very end of the handle is called the knuckle. The sai is primarily used as a striking weapon or for short jabs as well as a blocking defense against many other types of weapons.
– Tonfa: The tonfa is a traditional Okinawan weapon from which the modern side-handled police baton is derived.