|As Ryan attacks with tanto (knife), Adam blocks with the ei (handle) of the|
kuwa. We found that most hoe from Lowe's will work as long as the blade is secured to the
The battle begins after I've removed a few weeds and my mind wanders. Soon, there are ninjas climbing all over my back wall! Using my peasant hoe I purchased from the nearby hardware store, I take on the well-armed ninjas.
I block the attack from a club (hanbo) from the ninja who strikes to the top of my head using my 'ei' (handle) and follow with a cut to his toes using the kuwaba (bladed end of the hoe). While the ninja is hopping around on his good foot, I finish him by hooking the back of his good knee with the kuwaba pulling him off balance and quickly chambered my weapon to finish him with tsuki (thrust strike) on the knee cap. You should of heard him yell.
|Amada blocks bo strike from Adam using the 'ei' of the kuwa.|
|Neal attacks with knife but is stopped by thrust with blade|
end of kuwa.
Kuwa is just one of the many weapons taught to these peasants. A form of shadow boxing, known as kata, help all of us karate practitioners to become experts in martial arts. How else could I defend so many ninja with just a hoe or a rake?