Martial Arts Kabuto Wari Helmet Breaker



The kabuto wari (helmet breaker) is a traditional training tool found in the Japanese martial arts and once used by the historical samurai. 

Consisting of a heavy iron truncheon with a hook, it was used to parry attacks, strike at the weak points in samurai armor, and in turn grapple- yori kumiuchi. 

Often carried as a side weapon by the samurai, it sometimes replaced the short sword- kodachi that was carried. 

In our modern training this historical training tool is used with the flow of taijutsu, as a way to exploit kyushou- weak points on the human body, and as a way to complement our grappling and striking waza.

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Located in Westchester New York, the Bujinkan Shinmyoken Dojo is a martial arts training group founded in 2005 with the aim of coming together as martial arts friends to study the Japanese martial art of Masaaki Hatsumi through the lessons of the Bujinkan dojo.

As friends (buyu) we come together to grow, learn, and share our individual potential in this wonderful martial art.

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