1. Introduction

Tanbojutsu · 短棒術, is a Japanese martial art characterized by the use of a short wooden stick of various shapes and dimensions.

Of unknown origin and with different names (Hishigibo, Shugibo, Nyoi, etc.), the Tanbo is a type of traditional weapon used secondarily and as a police auxiliary weapon (Keibo) by various Japanese Jujutsu schools.

Our practice of Tanbojutsu originates from the Japanese schools Shintō Tenshin ryū 神道天心流 and Asayama Ichiden ryū 浅山一伝流, incorporated as technical content with weapons within the practice of Nihon Jujutsu - Nihon Kobudo, and differentiated into three parts:

1. Traditional technique with origins in ancient Japanese schools, Nihon Kobudo Tanbojutsu.

2. Applied technique from the Japanese police personal defense method, Nihon Taiho jutsu, using the Tanbo as a police auxiliary weapon, Keibo Soho. In this training method, the use of the Japanese extendable police baton, Tokutshu Keibo, is taught.

3. Self-defense technique using the Tanbo and other everyday objects (pen, keys, bottle, etc.), Tanbo Goshinjutsu.

2. Technical Method

The technical content block of Tanbojutsu is divided into:

1. Fundamental movements, Kihon dosa: 8 series.

2. Fundamental techniques, Kihon waza: 12 series:

1.- NIGIRI WAZA: Grip Techniques.

2.- UCHI WAZA: Indirect Attack Techniques.

3.- TSUKI WAZA: Direct Attack Techniques.

4.- FURI WAZA: Turning Movement Techniques.

5.- UKE WAZA: Defense Techniques.

6.- GAKE WAZA: Hook Techniques.

7.- DASHI WAZA: Pushing Techniques.

8.- HANTACHI WAZA: Kneeling Techniques.

9.- KANSETSU WAZA: Joint Locking Techniques.

10.- SHIME WAZA: Strangulation Techniques.

11.- NAGE WAZA: Projection Techniques.

12.- ATSU WAZA: Pressure Techniques.

3. Defense techniques against different holds, Tanbojutsu no renraku waza:

- Releases from holds on the Tanbo, Tanbo dori.

- Releases from wrist or forearm holds performed by the opponent, Kote dori.

- Releases from lapel grabs on the keikogi performed by the opponent, Mune dori.

4. Pre-structured attack-defense forms, Kata.

5. Free practice, Randori.

6. Study of vulnerable points and first aid, Kyusho/Kappo waza.

7. Techniques against traditional Japanese weapons.