Blocks

The tonfa is quite effective when blocking and is simply used as an extension of the forearm when the standard karate blocks are performed.

The high block or rising block: raise the arm up quickly and forcefully in front of the face; be sure to keep the tonfa snug to the forearm.

Snapping Groin

The low block or groin block: snap the tonfa down across the groin.

The middle block: bring the tonfa across the body and snap it in front of the chest.

X block for groin: used to block a strong kick. Cross the tonfas in front of the groin.

X block or rising X: used to block a strong shuto or weapon attack. Snap the tonfas up and cross them in front of the face.

Cat stance block: turn the left arm horizontally and snug the right arm to the body.

Snap Punch Karate

Side block: used to block a kick or punch. Snap the arm to the side, keeping the tonfa snug to the forearm.

Back block and strike: the tonfa is held and thrust to the back for a block and strike.

Striking Areas and Striking Positions

Double strike to sides of face: both sticks are snapped into the sides of the face.

Knee Strikes Groin

Knee strike: snap the tonfa down and smash the kneecap.

Groin Smash
Groin smash: snap the stick up into the groin.

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Throat strike: swing the tonfa across the side of the neck.

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