Weapons

Weapons training forms part of additional training in Ashihara Karate

Ashihara Karate’s Hoosain Narker demonstrates Sai flipping technique
Ashihara Karate’s Kaicho Hoosain Narker demonstrates some unique Sai flipping techniques learnt from Indonesian Silat

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Bo Kamae – the basic stances/kamae – front
Bo Kamae – the basic stances/kamae of the Bo as performed by Hoosain Narker, Kaicho of Ashihara Karate International in Poland in 2013 using a Jo. Seen from the front. These were shot as a guideline for the Polish students to practise and in the absence of having a Bo, the shorter sticks was used.

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Bo Kamae – the basic stances/kamae – side
Bo Kamae – the basic stances/kamae of the Bo as performed by Hoosain Narker, Kaicho of Ashihara Karate International in Poland in 2013 using a Jo. Seen from the side. These were shot as a guideline for the Polish students to practise and in the absence of having a Bo, the shorter sticks was used.

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Bo Uke – the basic block/uke – front
Bo Uke – the basic block/uke of the Bo as performed by Hoosain Narker, Kaicho of Ashihara Karate International in Poland in 2013 using a Jo. Seen from the front. These were shot as a guideline for the Polish students to practise and in the absence of having a Bo, the shorter sticks was used.

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Bo Uke – the basic block/uke – side
Bo Uke – the basic block/uke of the Bo as performed by Hoosain Narker, Kaicho of Ashihara Karate International in Poland in 2013 using a Jo.. Seen from the side. These were shot as a guideline for the Polish students to practise and in the absence of having a Bo, the shorter sticks was used.

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Bo Tsuki – the basic strikes/tsuki – front
Bo Tsuki – the basic strikes/tsuki of the Bo as performed by Hoosain Narker, Kaicho of Ashihara Karate International in Poland in 2013 using a Jo. Seen from the front. These were shot as a guideline for the Polish students to practise and in the absence of having a Bo, the shorter sticks was used.

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Bo Tsuki – the basic strikes/tsuki – side
Bo Tsuki – the basic strikes/tsuki of the Bo as performed by Hoosain Narker, Kaicho of Ashihara Karate International in Poland in 2013 using a Jo. Seen from the side. These were shot as a guideline for the Polish students to practise and in the absence of having a Bo, the shorter sticks was used.

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Bo Kumite – the basic Ippon type Kumite
Bo Kumite – the basic Ippon type Kumite of the Bo as performed by Hoosain Narker, Kaicho of Ashihara Karate International with yudansha Tomasz Mieczkowski in Poland in 2013 using a Jo. Seen from the front. These were shot as a guideline for the Polish students to practise and in the absence of having a Bo, the shorter sticks was used.

___________________________________________________________________________Ashihara Karate’s Nasiera Abrahams demonstrates Bo kata Shushi no Kon Sho – Aug 2019
Bo Kata Shushi no Kon Sho demonstrated by Ashihara Karate’s Nasiera Abrahams, a long term student of Kaicho Hoosain Narker who started her training at the AKI Honbu Dojo in South Africa in 2000 as a 4 year old. This was performed at the annual Rooibos Tea company sponsored West Coast Karate Championships held in the rural hamlet of Clanwilliam in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.