Kobudo Weaponry Volume 3: Sai
It is commonly believed that Okinawan farming tools evolved into lethal weapons of self defense when the Satsuma samurai clan forbade the peasants from carrying arms.
The sai is a three-pronged truncheon. This weapon appears similar to a short sword, but is not bladed and the end is generally blunt. The two shorter prongs on either sides of the main shaft were used for trapping or breaking other weapons such as a sword or bo staff.
This video teaches the traditional self-defense techniques and katas for the sai. 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.