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Oriental Weapons Workshops: Grove Green, Maidstone, Kent

The Weapons

The Bo

Learn to use the Bo with SGT Oriental Weapons WorkshopsTypically a 6 foot staff made of oak used as an ideal long distance weapon. Various lengths can be used depending on purpose and stature of practitioner.

The Sai

Learn Sai trapping and s skills with Oriental Weapons WorkshopsThree pronged metal fork used for trapping, striking, stabbing and hooking. Can be used in sets of three to enable throwing of one weapon.

The Nunchaku

Learn to use Bruce Lees Nunchucks at the Oriental Weapons WorkshopsUsually a two section wooden weapon linked with a short length of rope or chain. Commonly referred to as rice flails and made famous by Bruce Lee.

The Tonfa

Learn Tonfa Techniques with the SGT InstructorsSimilar to the police night stick used in USA and UK. Originated from the handle to a mill stone and normally used in a set of two. Effective for striking, deflecting and locking and trapping.

The Kama

Ludy Kama techniques at the Oriental Weapons WorkshopsA sickle used for cutting plants/reeds. Curved blade with wooden handle and used in pairs.



The Tekko

Okinawan Knuckledusters at the Shin Gi Tai Weapons WorkshopsOkinawan form of knuckle dusters. Usually metal in construction with raised dull egde striking mounts on the front. Used in pairs.



The Katana

Study the Kenjutsu Japanese sword Art at the Oriental Weapons Workshops with Shin Gi TaiModern version of the Japanese sword with a curved blade and made with a folded steel blade allowing for extreme sharpness and strength. Weapon of the Samurai class in Japan and still used in World War 2.

Welcome to Oriental Weapons Workshops

Welcome to Oriental Weapons Workshops by Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts

Bo vs Sai at the Oriental Weapons Workshop The monthly Oriental Weapons Workshops are aimed at adults and children over 16 years of age. The workshops are typically four hours in duration and will cover both Kenjutsu and Kobudo weapons.

During the course of the workshops you will receive an introduction to each of the weapons, a brief overview of the weapon it origins and history and then get straight onto getting learning how to use them safely and effectively.

Bo vs Bo training with the Shin Gi Tai Weapons WorkshopsKobudo is the name used to refer to the ancient weapon arts of Okinawa and Japan. Although Kobudo and Karate are now distinct and separate arts, the two are very closely related and many karate schools teach the use of these weapons.

Our style of Kenjutsu is a practical one, focusing on the care of the sword and its use as a weapon and the defenses against it from an armed and unarmed perspective.

The FAQ

Sempai leading a basic Kenjutsu Kata at an Oriental Weapons Workshop

What are the Oriental Weapons Workshops?

As the name suggest its is a series of workshops, held monthly for the study of Okinawas Weapons and Kenjutsu.

The Oriental Weapons Sessions are held at the Shin Gi Tai Grove Green Dojo and are within easy reach of Maidstone, Grove Green, West Malling, East Malling, Leybourne, Larkfield, Aylesford, Snodland, Birling, Ryarsh, Addington and Wrotham Heath

If you would like more information or have any questions about the Shin Gi Tai Oriental Weapons Workshops click here or telephone us on 01622 736990

What oriental weapons are covered?

The workshops will cover Bo, Sai, Nunchaku, Tonfa, Kama, Tekko and of course the Katana, Wakazashi and Tanto.

Where and When?

The Oriental Weapons Workshops venue is the Shin Gi Tai Grove Green Dojo, Grovewood Drive, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5TQThe Oriental Weapons Workshops are held at:
the Shin Gi Tai Grove Green Dojo, Grovewood Drive, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5TQ
On the last Saturday in the month.

If you would like to see a map to the Shin Gi Tai Dojo, Grove Green, please click here.

Its it safe?

Strict safety procedures at the Oriental Weapons Workshop In a word, 'Yes'. As with any Martial Art Training there is an element of risk but we implement stringent weapons testing and student control procedures to minimise this.

All of our instructors are highly experienced, well trained, fully insured and CRB checked. We reserve the right to not teach students who do not show adequate care in practice without refund of fees.

How much and how do I pay?

£25.00 per session payable in advance. We accept Cash, Cheque & PayPal. To reserve your place on the next course you can:-

Click the PayPal button below to book your place

Or, post your cheque made payable to: Shin Gi Tai Marital Arts, 17 Restharrow Road, Maidstone Kent. ME14 5UH.

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