Kobudo Weaponry Volume 11: Tambo
It is commonly believed that Okinawan farming and fishing tools evolved into lethal weapons of self-defense when the Satsuma samurai clan forbade the peasants from carrying arms.
The tambo is a short staff (generally 1.5 to 2 feet in length) constructed of hardwood or bamboo. This weapon may be used singularly or in pairs.
This video teaches the blocks, strikes, chokes, takedowns, self-defense techniques, and katas for the single and double tambo. It is an ideal teaching aid for review, rank testing, competition, and self-defense.
Grandmaster Michael A. Stelzer holds several advanced ranks (10th Dan and above) in various styles of martial arts. Additionally, he holds three doctoral of science degrees and is a certified professional wrestler.