Tonfa - I had to look it up - here is a pic

Tonfa - I had to look it up - here is a pic

Looks like a baton.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 7:46 AM

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samD, These things

Were originally common farming tools. Many ordinary farm tools from Okinawa mostly, were used by peasants who were trained to fight without military weapons. Instead the learned techniques to fight with items that could not be considered weapons because they were farm and other types of tools needed to keep their economy going. The weapons were taken because of a decree that forced all non Samurai to give up their swords, and spears and in some cases, even firearms. Yeah really! Gun and weapon control laws put in place by the government, turned 80 percent of their society at the time, over 250 years ago, into "peasant property" of the Samurai warrior clans. See what can happen if we give in to gun and weapon control laws? It's been tried before by governments who always abused their elite status to control and fleece that part of the population that was unarmed. The different forms of karate that were developed used no weapons. I'm sure you know the word karate means, empty hand. Or they would use one or more of the common items transformed by the fighting techniques into fighting weapons.
Just a thought that should remind us all to hold onto our precious rights.
Koji tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

5 years 32 weeks ago, 7:47 AM

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comment field is behaving. I guess I need to get in touch with one of the admins to see if something can be done to fix it.
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5 years 32 weeks ago, 7:50 AM

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I have had it happen on 2 occasions. Might be a programming glitch. But for sure ask them.

5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:12 AM

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Yeah

Just tell me this. If my son is not wanted here, just tell us and I will take away his privilege. If my family is not wanted here, just tell us and we will go.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:18 AM

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All my son wants to do is write his little articles and do his little experiments and try to make some nice friends, and become a friend himself to anybody who wants him. He wants to learn about weapons and weaponry and in some cases share what he has learned with others. He's a harmless boy. He's a little bit different and so people think he's less mature than he really is, because of the way he communicates.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:21 AM

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Koji

He is doing a great job of it. Let the young man proceed. he will grow to be a well rounded man. If you don't like what is said, then get in that persons face as all of us do.

5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:23 AM

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Cinco de Mayo is soooooo yesterday!

5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:28 AM

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THANKS SAM

I had Sangria yesterday and my head is still a bit off kilter.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:30 AM

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tonfa

I've seen many a demonstration in my martial arts days....very effective weapon.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:31 AM

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New York does the river green on St Pat's Day.

5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:32 AM

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red WHITE and green

no but thats what i urinated this morning!!

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:33 AM

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Rabbi

It is all that fruit you put in the wine. Will make you sick all the time. Just drink the blood of the bull. well maybe you were the pinata...

5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:36 AM

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yeah

but it tasted sooooooo good.Good thing its only once a year..lolol

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:39 AM

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as far as you are concerned, myself and my family are indeed welcome here?

Your friend,
Koji
PS this place has come to mean a lot to my son and it would break his little heart if he was forced to go. I will keep tighter rein on him if I need to. I gave him a talk as you and I agreed. He will rein in his anxiousness and his being too willing to please. He just wants to be accepted. As to what I promises you before and have kept my word. I will not act the part of the overprotective father. But some judicious nudges or a "punch in the nose" ;-) also judiciously applied here and there may be in order. Btw, he has broken the ice with some people who formerly seem to despise him. These are not choices I would make for him, but he's being raised to forgive and forget and mostly he's pretty good about this. He asked me how to proceed and I told him to search for common interest. He found that with runaway. Pistols. runaway is quite expert with them and unfortunately, I know very little about pistols. I never use them and only own one even though I own dozens of high quality rifles. runaway offered, offered mind you, to teach my son whatever he wanted to know. Amazing hunh.
Koji
PS Thank you very much
PPS My son does indeed enjoy your, "most wickedly funny sense of humor."

5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:53 AM

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Absolutely, you and the boys are welcome here.

5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:53 AM

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My son's birthday

Is tomorrow. Sweet 16 yeah babes!

I am more nervous about it than he is. I hope he likes the presents that I and his brother and his Ojiisan (grandpa, my dad) got for him. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Koji

5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:54 AM

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I won't hardly tell anyone... lol

5 years 32 weeks ago, 8:56 AM

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Is two days later. I am getting nervous about his too. He will turn 15 and he knows I will remove his bedtime restriction for him.

I hope he likes his presents too.

Koji

5 years 32 weeks ago, 9:00 AM

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Or I could send you the link in PM.
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5 years 32 weeks ago, 9:02 AM

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samD,
It's been said by others here before, but I really mean it. I love you. Can we go pick out curtains this weekend? LMAO!
My boi never thought of that one since he always calls his grandpa by ojiisan.
Koji

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