The kusari-fundo is a short length of chain with a steel weight attached to one or both ends. However, there are many variations on this theme. The Kusari Fundo can be used to deliver strikes by swinging or throwing the weight (or weights) at target areas while the chain is used to block and trap/ entangle. The hand forged Fundo (weight) and entire Kusari (Chain) are made according to Meifu Shinkage Ryu specs, with a ring on one side and a Fundo in the other.

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Glossary of Japanese swords Horimono Japanese sword mountings Japanese sword polishing Japanese swordsmithing Tameshigiri. He could not move him an inch.

A little while later, however, funxo made another attempt to lift Masaki with might and main, but to no end. Various sizes and shapes of chain and weight were used as there was no set rule on the construction of these weapons. Wednesday, 18 March An interview with Gerda Geddes. Wikimedia Commons has lusari related to Manriki. The weights were usually exactly matched in size and shape. At one time it was converted into the weapon konpei. Meanwhile, seemingly making use of the art of kusari-fundo, ninja practiced their shinobi tenugui no jutsu one of the ninjutsu techniques of employing a short towel as a weapon by wrapping a stone into the end, the three-quarter mark http: Each school of ninjutsu has its own name for the unique weapon: As a second strike is thrown, Hatsumi releases the chain over the incoming arm 2.

Ayakawa, a man of muscle, lifted Masaki into his arms with ease and made ready to throw him down. The length of the kusari-fundo is usually between 1. Kaku means horn, te or de means hand, shi means finger.

It also has the fundo weight at one end of the chain and the kakushi a ring with sharp iron horns, also called kakude at the other. Retrieved from ” fundoo How about borrowing a long wooden stick from an ashigaru, a samurai of the lowest rank on guard, to fight the ruffians with? He now pulls both ends of the fundo taut 4trapping and unbalancing the attacker 5.


Views Read Edit View history. A koppjutsu bone breaking technique can easily be applied here.

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Commons category link is on Wikidata Commons category link is locally defined. The kusari chain has its different size and thickness as well. Forget Username Reset Password. Those with round shaped fundo are often funfo tamagusari or gakikan, while the ones with rectangular shapes are called fundo-kusari We can rely on a certain historical record as the origin of the tamagusari: Glossary Terminology General Interest.

It is generally constructed of a kusrai etched steel chain or thick rope for training purposes. It is a close range weapon, approximately 46—76 cm in length.

As the times changed, so did the konpi. Kusari-fundo is a weighted short chain weapon that is closely-related to the kusarigama in application.

Classical weaponry of Japan: This would be a competition between sumo wrestling and fujdo. What should he do then?

Kusari Fundo The length of the kusari-fundo is usually between 1. Naturally the names of these arts survived their founders. Secrets of the samurai: As with the kusari-gama and kyoketsu-shoge, striking attacks with the kusari-fundo utilise the very end of the weight in motion in order to generate the most leverage and fuhdo.

Unable to find the right opportunity, and becoming exhausted from his efforts, Ayakawa was obliged to put his opponent down. It is difficult to say which, kusarl any, is well-founded because there remains very little literature on the kusari-fundo which was handed down from generation to generation as a secret weapon. It is said that Masaki worked out 24 arts of the tamagusari.


One day a sumo wrestler named Ayakawa came to his home demanding he have a strength contest with him. In the United States state of Massachusettscarrying a manrikigusari in public is considered a felony.

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On some of the related chain and weight weapons the weights could be completely different from each other, with one weight being much longer than the other like a handle on one end, or one weight could be round while the other weight could be rectangular. The thickness of the chain also varied. Wearing the kakushi on your finger and grasping the handle, you capture your attacker by throwing the fundo and entangling him in the kusari, then striking his vital area with the kakushi.

The chain links could have many different shapes including round, elliptical, and egg-shaped. Inward or outward horizontal strikes; Happo furi: Those with round shaped fundo are often called tamagusari or gakikan, while the ones with rectangular shapes are dundo fundo-kusari.

But let me try to find a clue to its historical background out of the existing funso. There are also various theories about the origin of the kusari-fundo. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. According to a historical document the konpi was put into use as a weapon in the era of the Yoshino Court around A.


The konpei has a hollow handle which allows the chain to run through freely. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat In the Republic of Irelandthe kusari-fundo manrikigusari is classified as kusri illegal offensive weapon.

He thought that, should he be confronted by ruffians in front of the gate and was obliged to kill them with his sword, the gate would bt defiled with bloodshed. How do you feel about this post?