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Tag Archives: Fumio Demura

How the Tonfa Became One of Traditional Karate’s Deadliest Weapons

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Think you know all there is to know about the tonfa? Think again! Black Belt columnist Dave Lowry is here to explain how the popular karate weapon might have evolved into its current form.
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Posted in Martial Arts Weapons.

Shito-Ryu Karate Trailblazer: Fumio Demura

Monday, August 11th, 2014

This exclusive article from the Black Belt magazine archive details the story of a karate legend’s martial journey!
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Posted in Fumio Demura, Japanese Martial Arts.

Karate Weapons: Fumio Demura Outlines the History of (and the Karate Techniques Possible With) the Tonfa

Monday, November 18th, 2013

“Kobudo (weapons use) and karate are like the two wheels of a bicycle,” Fumio Demura says. “They are separate, but they work according to the same principles. To be useful, they have to work together.” Learn HOW in this classic Black Belt article!
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Posted in Blunt Weapons.