I have been given a challenge by my karate instructor to learn a new weapon that is "out of the box" for me. As such, he has given me a really unique experience. It's not a bo, bokken, sai, meechi kaibo, tonfa or anything else. I have a unique weapon which I would *never* have thought of in a million years. It is a thought provoking weapon and one that I am going to have a lot of fun learning.
It's Japanese in origin. I really should talk to one of my friends who is a new Shodan and see if she's heard of it. It makes me want to get it out and work with it. I have some additional research to do because I feel that it will benefit me to know all there is to know about this wonderful weapon.
I don't know if anyone from my school reads my blog, but until I have clearance to talk about my weapon with others in the school, I have to work on learning the weapon and practice, practice, practice.
I'm excited! I think it's an interesting choice. I have several things I need to think about as my Master and I will sit down and discuss this weapon with him sometime soon. He wants me to think of the reason he picked this particular weapon for me. I can see at least one reason. It's a weapon that you wouldn't expect to be a weapon. It's a bit of a surprise, more of the "unknown quantity". Since I'm fairly new to the school as well, it suits me because I'm the unknown factor as well.
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