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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It is generally constructed of a non-reflective etched steel chain or thick rope for training purposes. Diet and Nutrition Fitness and Exercise Yoga.

Inward or outward musari strikes; Happo furi: The kusari-fundo is a short length of chain with a steel weight attached to one or both ends. Home Culture Legends Retreats Books.

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 impact. I hope the following specially prepared photographs and instructions will rundo of good service to your training.


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Naturally the names of these arts survived their founders. The ninja carried this weapon by wearing it around his waist or concealing it inside funo kimono.

Ayakawa, a man of muscle, lifted Masaki into his arms with ease and made ready to throw him down. The konpei has a hollow handle which allows the chain to run through freely.

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The length of the kusari-fundo is usually between 1. It is a close range weapon, approximately 46—76 cm in length. However, he was also concerned about being struck at his vital parts the moment he would fling ffundo away. 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.

Wearing the kakushi on your finger and grasping the handle, you capture kuwari attacker by throwing the fundo and entangling him in the kusari, then striking his vital area with the kakushi. As the times changed, so did the konpi. As an attacker throws a punch, Hatsumi grabs the attacking hand and strikes the offending wrist with the hand-held fundo 1. Samurai chain weapons Chain weapons of Japan Ninjutsu artefacts.

As a weapon, a rope or stick was attached to the end of the chain. The thickness of the chain also varied. 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 size, shape and weight of the fundo weight ufndo varies according to each school.


Japan Encyclopedia Harvard University Press, p. Japanese weapons, armour and equipment. Some schools, of course, use shorter or longer ones. Classical weaponry of Japan: Close-up of the weight fundo. There are also various theories about the origin of the kusari-fundo. Various sizes and shapes of chain and weight were used as there was no set rule on the construction of these weapons.

One type known as a konpi is mentioned in manuscripts as far back as the Nanbokucho period However, there are many variations on this theme. So, Masaki went on thinking. Forget Username Reset Password.