Master David Garrison has become one of the most sought-after instructors in the world, well-known for his unique prowess in weapons and high-level martial arts weapons training. In his advanced martial arts weapons classes, students will learn from an array of weapons and techniques described below.
Okinawan Weapons/Kobudo History and Context
Okinawa is a small island located south of Japan. In the 17th century the powerful Satsuma Clan invaded Okinawa composed of Japanese samurai. The Satsuma placed a new weapons ban on the people of Okinawa, leaving them defenseless against the steel of the samurai’s swords. In an attempt to protect themselves from the devastating forces of the Satsuma, the people of Okinawa looked to simple farming implements, which the samurai would not be able to confiscate, as new methods of defense. This use of weapons developed into Kobudo, or "ancient martial art," as we know it and comprise many of the weapons we teach today at Barrington Tiger Academy.
Master Garrison is a Master of traditional weapons having trained under some of the greats in the field. Master Garrison is a student of Guro Dan Inosanto who is the person who taught Bruce Lee his weapons fighting techniques seen in many movies.
A traditional Okinawan martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks connected at one end by a short chain or rope
A very tall and long staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan. Bō are typically around 1.8 m (5.9 ft) long.
A traditional Filipino and Japanese farming tool, similar to a sickle, used for reaping crops and also employed as a weapon individually or in pairs. Master David Garrison is especially skilled at this martial arts weapon training style.
Filipino weapon-based martial arts and fighting systems using simple long slender, blunt, hand-held, generally wooden 'sticks'.
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