Kama are one of the classical weapons of Okinawan Kobudo. They are short sickles that have been developed from agricultural tools into cringe-inspiring weapons.
As time has passed, these simple implements have diversified and can now be found in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and capabilities. Because of this new diversity, martial artists can be easily confused and bewildered by the options available to them.
One artist in particular asked: “Why do some kama have holes in the blade? Does it make them faster or better?“
This inspired me to take a look into the development of the weapon, and offer up some explanation as to where the kama came from and how you can discover the appropriate style for you.
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Trying to choose one over the other is going to be painful, but it must be done.
The first two rounds are complete and the riffraff has been separated and expunged. The only thing left is top tier, top dog players.
Round 3 features two head-to-head competitions amongst the four remaining movies. The winners of this round are granted the right to duel it out in the final championship round.
You’re goal, albeit not an easy one, is to choose between these remaining players. In round 2 Drunken Master survived a late round rally from Bloodsport to move on, while the remaining three victors achieved success in convincing fashion.