Master the nunchaku, bo, sai and kama among other karate weapons as master practitioner Fumio Demura shares his decades of knowledge through a series of karate weapons books and DVDs!
For many years, the karate style known as shito-ryu was relatively unknown outside Japan, even though it’s perhaps the most interesting of all the Japanese systems. Shito-ryu is really a combination of several styles. For instance, it adopts the quick, strong moves of shotokan and blends them with the slow, heavy breathing aspects of goju-ryu. Another noteworthy feature of shito-ryu is the emphasis that some of its instructors place on making their students proficient in kobudo (traditional weaponry), including the bo, sai, naginata and nunchaku. One of shito-ryu’s most famous practitioners and teachers has been the legendary karate weapons master Fumio Demura.
KARATE WEAPONS VIDEO Fumio Demura Karate Weapons Book and DVD Collection Offers In-Depth Practice of Sai, Bo and Other Karate WeaponsHaving studied under Japanese master Ryusho Sakagami and Okinawan master Kenshin Taira, Fumio Demura won the All-Japan Karate Free-Fighting Championships (1961) and was voted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame — not once but twice (1969 Karate Instructor of the Year and 1975 Martial Artist of the Year).
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- Advanced Nunchaku
- Bo: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense
- Nunchaku: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense
- Sai: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense
- Tonfa: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense