Kobudo Weaponry Volume 13: Tinbe & rochin
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.
A tinbe (shield) and rochin (spear) is among the least known Okinawan weapons. The tinbe has been historically constructed of various materials including vine, cane, metal, and even from a turtle shell.
A rochin is generally a short spear or machete-type weapon, which is typically the length of the bearers’ forearm.
This video teaches the blocks, strikes, self-defense techniques, and kata for the tinbe & rochin. 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.
Martial arts instructional DVD /2015/Approximately 30 minutes.