Thread: Sai Kata needed
03-15-2004, 22:15 #1
Sai Kata needed
My instructor aked me if I have ever done any weopons training previously, Kobudo being the main topic.
I said that I had studied sai kata but that was serveral years ago.
This is where I should have kept my mouth shut...
So I need to find some "good" sai kata videos so that I can brush up on my technique.
03-16-2004, 06:23 #2
Let me know what you find.
I like the sai but Im looking for something that looks good enough to do well in tournament without getting into 720 spin kicks or any other gymnastic.
I did a thread "TAPES FOR SALE" I have 1 sai tape on it.
03-17-2004, 08:09 #3
I will let you know if I find anything. Still looking though.
06-05-2004, 18:17 #4scarrGuest
I have fell in the same predicament. I did weapons training when I was much younger especially with sais. I remember the movements but not the forms. I came across these videos http://advinculavideos.com/weapons_videos.html
Is any one familiar with these?
08-10-2004, 14:41 #5
I know it has been a long time since I started this thread but I finally found somthing excellent concerning sai.
By Katsumi Murakami
It has five kata's and some very good background and history.
08-11-2004, 02:05 #6
*hugs ACRAWFORD* Thank you so much! I just took a quick peek in the book and it looks good! You have no idea how hard it's been for me to find books about the sai!
08-11-2004, 13:25 #7
I like Sai!Originally Posted by ACRAWFORD
Since I've always admired the kobudo Sai, here are some websites for Sai kata videos:
An Okinawa Sai video with Master Mikio Nishiuchi
A 'Towada-No-Sai' and a 'Hamahiga-No-Sai' kata video at:
An Okinawa Kobudo, Mastering the Sai video at:
Hope these prove of interest and use.
John 'Jack' Stay
Last edited by Jack Stay; 08-11-2004 at 13:26. Reason: lots of typos
08-12-2004, 15:16 #8
08-13-2004, 09:39 #9
Thanks for the links.Andre R Crawford
Ki Ken Tai No Ichi
The differance between the living and dying is in the timing.
08-27-2004, 21:19 #10
hey i was just thinking about starting to learn some sai stuff. what art would you say has the best sai 'techniques' for lack of a better word. i know a lot of styles use sai, and they do at my school infact, but not much at all really. so i'd rather take lessons for sai somewhere else.what art might i look into for best results with sai? thanks.-Matt Richter
08-29-2004, 14:33 #11
You should check out this thread if you haven't already. Just scroll down a bit and you'll find the various answers. Plus there's alot of information on the Sai in general which you might find interesting.
Always & Forever,
02-09-2006, 09:54 #12Originally Posted by AstreaEvania
i havent found anything on web else than historical stuff and how sai looks etc like small thingyes.
Im starting to belive there truly isnt any lol.
I have to start to try finding videos to buy, but there aint probably many of those either.
Anyhows we better keep on trying to find some stuff.
good luck to u too!
02-09-2006, 10:20 #13
Andre, there are a few Matayoshi kobudo videos out there. Kobudo-The weapon arts of Okinawa and Okinawan Kobudo also by Matayoshi Sensei with help from Morio Higaonna and Hidenharu Igaki. Years back I got hold of a Matayoshi Kobudo video. It is in okinawan language. No english or sub titles. It even has Matayoshi Sensei doing some empty hand katas. One is a pretty crazy looking monkey kata or something. Anyways the video I have has several sai katas on it so I am sure the others will help out. Good luck. Train hard and often.
09-03-2008, 06:12 #14
I live in Nagoya and am looking for someone to teach me how to use the sai i have a pair and think its time i start using them if you know anyone please reply asap!
01-01-2009, 16:44 #15
Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu. (= Happy New Year 2009 to you all.) As a Otoshidama (= New Year's present), I would like to demonstrate Sai, a weapon of Ryukyu Kobudo. I practiced Sai and took the video yesterday. Watch my video clip and enjoy it. Thanks.