Day: March 7, 2015

Tonfa Anatomy and Construction

An exploration of the Mortise and Tenon joint used in making Tonfa.  A de-constructed joint is used to reveal its construction, strengths and weaknesses. Thanks to a combination of natural hand position and relative safety compared to other weapons, tonfa are one of the most commonly encountered martial arts weapons. Interestingly, tonfa use possibly the strongest […]

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