06-18-2006, 20:53 #1
Eku / Oar
Anybody done it, do it?
Does it change over into say a shovel...?
06-19-2006, 07:39 #2
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Yes I practice it.
Great weapon, some nasty, dirty bunkai.
For example, scooping sand and throwing it to your opponent then striking him while he's temporarily blinded.
As far as transfering it to a shovel, possibly a spade, something not too large or cumbersome."I don't lift, too heavy. I don't run, too far. I just hit people.
"The teacher is more important than the style."- Higa Yuchoku
06-19-2006, 08:50 #3
06-19-2006, 15:34 #4
It wasnt something I was looking into myself really.
Its something one of my teachers was asking me if I was interested in learning.
Im not to hype on learning anything new right now. Would like to just get alot of other stuff up to par.
06-20-2006, 14:11 #5
I have studied Eaku. It is the one I enjoy most. It can produce some serious damage and the strikes are much more versitile then the bo. Also, if you are up around Jamacia pond and some one steps to you, you can give the oar uppercut to the armpit!There is no try. Only do, or do not. - Yoda
06-20-2006, 18:05 #6
I used to date a girl near Jamaica Pond and jogged there often.
06-21-2006, 20:06 #7
My favorite trick with the oar is that one employed by Ulyses.
Retiring from his adventures at last, he is said to have walked inland...carrying an oar on his shoulder...and only reckoned himself far enough away from the sea when some local bumpkin asked him, "Hey, what is that thing you're a toting?"
Gan Uesli Starling
Kalamazoo MI USA
11-08-2006, 08:42 #8
Rather than a std spade, look at a transplant spade, the blade on these is typically about 6" wide and long like the end of the eku. You'd have to play with one to check out the balance difference.Grand Master of Two Finger Typing Style (Also known as Hunt and Peck Fu)
02-27-2007, 14:26 #9
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