the sai

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by SaiMaster, May 3, 2002.

  1. SaiMaster

    SaiMaster New Member

    So does anyone enjoy training with the sai? It is one of my favorites.
  2. Joseki

    Joseki Valued Member

    yes i do like the sai (but it is not my best weapon) i like to train with them in ju jitsu and you can apply some very painful locks to.
  3. Andrew Green

    Andrew Green Member

  4. lil'fighter

    lil'fighter New Member

    im training with the sai's at the moment and im learning Kata Shuji Sho........i must say that the sai's look really good but its not my fave weapon.
  5. kobudo_tob

    kobudo_tob Valued Member

    Stupid Hasami-uke. Don't think I'll be using that move very often :)D)
  6. darlph

    darlph New Member

    Yes, I am training with the sai also. I really enjoy them, they were given to me by a very old friend a few years back. I have found their moves very similar to several other weapons and when I don't have access to them to "play" with I use the escrima sticks.
    I once tried the aluminum ones but they didn't feel so right in my hands, although I sure could get them to move at my 1st degree promotion. Fric and Frac I find I like the best.
  7. USTSDA2003

    USTSDA2003 New Member

    The Sai, are my favorite weapon of all. Only problem is I have never gotten to train with them. Do you know of any links I can go to learn basic moves ad stances?
  8. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

  9. Joe karate

    Joe karate New Member

    good answer

    I never used them although we have them. I use the nunchuku and kama, but my favorite is eskrima sticks!!!!!
  10. USTSDA2003

    USTSDA2003 New Member

    :yeleyes: :yeleyes: :yeleyes:
  11. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter


    What you need to ask yourself is this... What do you want to do with the Sai? If medieval oriental reinactment / dancing with a weapon / looking cool is your goal then by all means buy a book or video and play. I'm not passing judgement on the value of this - I play with a katana - Iaido - and I recognise it for what it is.

    If you want to learn to fight with the weapon then ask yourself ...

    Would you be prepared to actually fight with them?
    Can you see a scenario where that could be justified?
    What training do you think would give you the ability to FIGHT with Sai?

    It's a pretty difficult weapon to spar with - in fact it was developed largely to fight against the sword.
  12. USTSDA2003

    USTSDA2003 New Member

    Thanks!! We use different weapons for forms in tournaments. I've used Katana, staff, tanfa, and nunchaku. I'm just looking to add another to my tool box.
  13. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    I see - dancing with weapons. Cool :D

    I'll have a rummage and see what info I can come up with for you.
  14. USTSDA2003

    USTSDA2003 New Member

    Thanks again!! Anything will be most helpful!
  15. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    Ok - here we go....

    Some sai techniques

    I have a book on Sai lurking around somewhere - I'll see if I can dig it out.
  16. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

  17. Andrew Green

    Andrew Green Member

    No, it's a great weapon to spar with :D (Although I wouldn't try it with real ones)

    and not likely for fighting off a sword, that was the japanese Jitte. Sai where a policing weapon in Okinawa, they are good against sticks, knives and unarmed opponents.
  18. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    what about the Indonesian version fo the Sai? I heard it pre-dates the Okinawan version?

    Pesilat? You out there bud?
  19. kobudo_tob

    kobudo_tob Valued Member

    Did somebody mention Matayoshi Okinawan Kobudo? :D
  20. wayofthedragon

    wayofthedragon The Defender

    hi guys.....

    oh boy sais.........
    bought a pair for my brother. I have no idea how to use those things:D

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