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  • n. A traditional hand-held Okinawan weapon made of wood.


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  • When he turned in his story, Mr. Barber was on university probation for charges that included violating the school's alcohol policy and possession of a "tonfa," a martial-arts weapon similar to a policeman's nightstick.

    Schools Struggle With Dark Writings

  • Well, actually, it's a pistol, probably a taser, and a tonfa, as well as the shotgun.

    Simon Pegg ...

  • The ancient combative art of kobudo is regarded as the precursor to karate and uses everyday implements such as hoes, oars and the tonfa - the wooden millstone handle that is the ancestor of the western truncheon.

    News On Japan

  • Given this knowlege alone I would be more afraid of a broomstick, a baseball bat, or a regular tonfa styled police baton (which can deliver one hand full end high energy low surface area strike -- unlike these techniques shown in this vidieo -- the blunt high surface area 'wood knuckle' and the two hand flat end huge surface area low impact side end strike you deliver with the Quick Stick) | 269 Views | Affiliate Video: YouTube

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