How the hell do you use these things? Too many karate katas showing flashy ways to swing this. The only way I can think of using this in a more practical way is just holding it in the other end and bonking people's heads or using the side handle to hook on legs.
It’s more defensive than offensive. Protects your forearms from strikes and gives your own strikes more weight. Spinning is a neat trick but not used except to give you more reach.
Like some sort of bludgeon that's also a shield? Also kind of impractical to use 2 at the same time. Better have a gun or at least a knife at the ready and have the empty hand available to use secondary or for grappling.
why did you make this thread if you were just going to be stupid? you're being stupid on purpose.
checked, he makes this same thread every week or so and it goes the same way each time. Most likely it's his autism's current hyper-fixation.
Laid across your arm you punch with it or use the bit sticking past your elbow like you would your elbow. Like that you can also block blunt objects swung at you.
Or you can hold it by the small end and use it like a regular club.
Or you can hold it by the long end and use it like a hooked club.
If you really want to be fancy you can swing it around from the peg real quick to whack someone in the face by surprise, but that's just like, one thing you can do with it.
I honestly dont understand what's confusing about it. It's a stick with two handles, worst case scenario you can just use it like a stick with one handle.
Unfortunately despite how "popular" they are asian martial arts have effectively withered away to nothing. Everyone's doing these moves not even sure what they're for or if they're accurate to the original style, and on top of that no one's training to fight seriously.
I'm not saying asian martial arts used to have the secrets of the universe or anything, but we cant even get a good picture of what they would be like at their "peak" because no one can even agree if some funky move is supposed to be a throw or a block or a strike, and worse they just guess and tell all their students their guess and it gets passed down until some retard tries to punch a boxer with a move that's like a ten-times-photocopied grapple and gets his face broken in, and we all sit around going "I guess Ching-Fung-Choi or whatever the fuck was always useless".
>and on top of that no one's training to fight seriously.
this is what sucks so much. There are so many cool as shit weapons and fighting styles, but the only way we'll ever see them portrayed is as gay shit flashy demonstrations.
I don't want to see someone twirling around their tonfa and doing summersaults and backflips and spin kicks and shit for no reason, I want to see what these would be used like (by someone that trained with them) if their life was actually on the line and they had to use them to the best of their ability.
so order a pair, start training with a shihan-level kobudo practitioner, and start your own blood sport fighting championships
I remember watching a guy doing Eagle style Kung Fu. He demonstrated a combination where the obvious intent was to grab someone, throw them over your leg, and kick them in the face, and he was just calling everything a strike and thought the combination was for fighting two people on either side of you.
>"I guess Ching-Fung-Choi or whatever the fuck
Fucking kek idk why this got me laughing
lol, why would you use a gun? it's better to have a tank. idiot.
>this is you btw
It's a stick, how do you think you use it?
put in butt...?
but you poop from there
>It's a stick
Tie a rope in the end of it and use it for fishing?
Tonfachads, is it finally our time?
There are entire police manuals on these things, that the average knuckle-dragging alcoholic cop can use against.
>Hold small handle, small stick end frontward - You now have a small pokey bit out front and a big stick flung back to cover your forearm. Poke people and hit them with your now wooden forearm.
>Hold handle, long side forward - You now have a club you can use without bending your wrist. Club club club.
>Hold short part of club - You now have a club with a handguard
>Hold long side of club - You now have a blunt pick capable of focusing a strike on a smaller surface area
That's the long and the short of it, it's a whacking stick with slightly more utility than a straight club. I could see it being useful to try and block other blunt attacks if you had it covering your forearm, but I would much rather have a knife or a much bigger stick/club. Given that it's St Patty's day, a shillelagh would be thematically appropriate and they are actually pretty handy, although they break easier than a baseball bat.
I want to see an actual fight of someone that's "mastered" tonfa against something else.
Not choreographed demonstrations, hollywood fight, or some amateur that picked them up and is clearly uncomfortable using them still while larping.
They aren't great.
I guess hold one in your lead hand, by the 90° handle as a shield of some sorts, and the other in your rear like a normal baton.
Techniques beyond that are going to be bullshido
It’s not spinning so much as loosening your grip when you swing your arm so that the wood part swing with it, this giving you extra reach as well as a wooden object to smack them with. Alternatively the short end can be thrust forward like a punch with a little extra hardness to it.
Sega taught me that the tonfa grip is the ideal way to wield a cutlass
I had a pr24 or whatever when I was a teen, the most effective is holding the long end, striking with the handle like a hammer.
I would strongly prefer a 26" section of hickory sledgehammer handle if we're talking about clubbin ppl.
>am i uninformed?
>no, it is the karateka who are wrong.