Category Archive: Types of Tonfa

Tonfa Sticks

  Tonfa sticks are just another name for the Tonfa There are many designs, shapes and sizes of the Tonfa, as well as many different materials that can be used in their manufacture. But generally the Tonfa is made of a hard wood, normally an Oak wood, well aged and solid with none or little natural knots …

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Tonfa Sword

A very unique weapon Tonfa Swords The tonfa sword is a very unique adaptation of the Tonfa itself. Its used quite often in the various Manga and Anime characters found in comic books and in many video games and even more in the film industry. More so than an actual real life fighting weapon. There are a …

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Police Tonfa

The retractable police side arm baton Police Tonfa – PR24   Also know as Police Tonfa. the PR24 side handle baton. The side arm baton. The retractable baton.   Non-lethal controlled force is the key that makes this style of baton very popular amongst the modern security forces, police forces and the military. Also popular with private …

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Tonfa baton

Tonfa Baton is primarily used by police and military personel and not normally seen in the dojo However, it is classed as a Tonfa and most  of the defencive, attack and control techniques are the same. Unlike the basic Tonfa the Tonfa Baton has a few differences, namely:   the addition of the larger end peice on …

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PR-24 Side Arm Baton

 PR24 – Police side arm baton   Sometimes called the PR24 side handle baton or the PR24 control baton   the PR24 Police Side Arm Baton   The offensive and striking capabilities of the PR-24 include thrusting, twirling and striking along with various Jujitsu style ‘take down’ and grappling techniques.The effectiveness of the PR24 Police Side Arm …

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Tonfa Blades

  Tonfa Blades Another development of the Tonfa is that of the Tonfa Blades. These weapons are very ornate and yet extremely dangerous.           The basic Tonfa blade is a development of the Tonfa where the wooden shaft is simply replaced with a metal blade. As Tonfa blade progressed it was …

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Tonfa Lightsaber

  The Tonfa Lightsaber Is this really a martial arts weapon.?? This ‘weapon’ is a development of the traditional Tonfa and was made even more famous by the film industry and especially in the ‘StarWars’ films of the eighties where it was changed slightly, having the handle removed and thus making the commonly know Lightsaber The shaft has …

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Mai Sun Sawk, a Tonfa’s close relative.

 The Mai Sun Sawk is a very close relative if the Tonfa and is used in the martial art of Krabi Krabong which is  a fighting system with heavy emphasis on the use of weapons, namely: Krabong – staff/pole Loh – shield/buckler Plong – stick Ngao – halberd Daab Song Mue – double swords, one in each hand Mai Sawk/ Mai Sun Sawk – …

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