This weapon is called Kusarigama (chain sickle) and real one is made of heavy irone chaine and a heavy iron ball. This teqchnique was invented for those who are not allowed to carry swords, namely farmers, craftsmen and marchants, even Ninjas and was carried on secretely by them. This video is only for demonstration, but real one is very deadly. Samurai actually hated opponents with this weapon, because in a real fight, you can’t really see where the ball is for its speed, and the ball can crack your skull. Eveyone in Japan knows the existence of this weapon, but only very very few prectice this.
Real grandmaster in action with historical weapon
Samurai katana versus anti samurai weapon
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“Nito Shinkage Ryu Kusarigama Jutsu 二刀神影流鎖鎌術
This is a demonstration at a Kobudo Event held every year in Abeno (Osaka) Japan.
Most participants are members of the Nihon Kobudo Kyokai.
(This video was originally posted as Ito Shinkage…, but a poster kindly gave me the correct name. ) Thanks Steve.”
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