Hanbo Jutsu Heiyo Waza (半棒)
Recently, Meifu Shinkage Ryu incorporated 5 kata for Hanbo jutsu into the curriculum. The Hanbo is a stick of 90cm and 2cm in diameter. In some cases, a special end tool is attached, called a Shuken.
For Hanbo Jutsu Heiyo Waza 5 kata exist.
All members of Meifu Shinkage Ryu Canada are required to act in agreement with all Federal and Provincial laws regarding the ownership and transportation of weapons in Canada. It is recommended that all weapons (tools) used to practice the Meifu Shinkage Ryu Arts are stored and transported in a similar fashion as fire arms. Such included storage and transportation in a lockable container (such as a Pelican Case) preventing immediate access. Any member acting contrary to these laws will be expelled from the Keikokai and have their Honbu membership rescinded.
Some have asked if Bo-Shuriken are legal. The Canadian Criminal code, under SOR/98-462, part 3: “Any instrument or device commonly known as “shuriken”, being a hard non-flexible plate having three or more radiating points with one or more sharp edges in the shape of a polygon, trefoil, cross, star, diamond or other geometrical shape, and any similar instrument or device.” The Meifu Shinkage Ryu Bo-shuriken clearly does not fit this classification. However, since any object can be used as a lethal weapon, all participants are required to use common sense.
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