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 been made twice the length of a traditional Tonfa and is designed to light up or glow in order to give that futuristic look.
The Tonfa lightsaber has also been adopted by the many Anime and Manga comics book hero’s as seen here.
Take a look at this video with some homemade lightsaber tonfa
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The Tonfa Lightsaber is not considered a martial arts weapon and is unlikely to be seen in a dojo.
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