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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Inward or outward diagonal strikes; and Naka furi: In the United States state of Massachusettscarrying a manrikigusari in public is considered a felony. It is a close range weapon, approximately 46—76 cm in length. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Naturally the names of these arts survived their founders. Incidentally, it is said that this kusari-fundo is called sangiri in India. This would be a competition between sumo wrestling and taijutsu.

Kusari Fundo

Home Culture Legends Retreats Books. How about borrowing a long wooden stick from an ashigaru, a samurai of the lowest rank on guard, to fight the ruffians with? Japan Encyclopedia Harvard University Kjsari, p.

As the times changed, so did the konpi.

But Masaki gave his tamagusari to only a few select people, warning even them that wrong use of the weapon would be of little good service. Konpi Once a chain and bullet with an cialis 5 fundi en chile Iron hand or some device at the end of the chain was said to be combined for use as the konpi.

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The length of the kusari-fundo is usually between 1. Forget Username Reset Password. Unable to find the right opportunity, and becoming exhausted from his efforts, Ayakawa was obliged to put his opponent down.


Those with round shaped fundo are often called 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: 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. However, he was also concerned about being struck at his vital parts the moment he would fling him away.

One day a sumo wrestler named Ayakawa came to his home demanding he have a strength contest with him.


Masaki was extremely skilled in cutting down large pine trees with a long sword or large axe ono or masakari in Japanese and taijutsu as well. Glossary Terminology General Interest.

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. Usually the first link of chain attached to the weight was round and often larger and thicker than the rest of the links of the chain.

In the Republic of Irelandthe kusari-fundo manrikigusari is classified as an illegal offensive weapon.

According to a historical document the konpi was put into use as a weapon in the era of the Yoshino Court around A. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

The kusari-fundo is a short length of chain with a steel weight attached to one or both ends. Kusari Fundo The length of the kusari-fundo is usually between 1. Finally he hit upon a capital idea which would enable him to confront, without bloodshed, the ruffians or madmen who might rush the gate wielding their swords. Nearly years ago, at the time of the Genruku era, there lived in Oogaki, Mino which was the fief of the Toda clan and was situated northeast of Kyoto a master swordsman called Masakitarodayu Danno- shintoshimitsu Masaki Toshimitsu for short who held licenses of both Seniryu Halberd and Kotoda Ittoryu.


At one time it was converted into the weapon konpei. Some schools, of course, use shorter or longer ones. Internal Arts Breathing Meditation. Inward or outward horizontal strikes; Happo furi: Ayakawa, a man of muscle, lifted Masaki into his arms with ease and made ready to throw him down.

Kusari-fundo – Wikipedia

There are several chain and weight weapons. One other story about Masaki Toshimitsu I think you might be interested in, although it does not involve the kusari-fundo: The kusari chain has its different size and thickness as well. Rising or falling vertical strikes; Yoko furi: He now pulls both ends ksari the fundo taut 4trapping and unbalancing the attacker 5. A little while later, however, he made another attempt to lift Masaki with might and main, but to no end.

It is generally constructed of a non-reflective etched steel chain or thick rope for training purposes.