Sai actually originate from all over Asia including India and Indonesian mainly and are thought to have come to Okinawa and eventually over to Japan, and converted to Jitte for Police use, with the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism. Even though they have come from across Asia they are known today as a Traditional Japanese Kobudo weapon. There aren't many styles train with them these days, although you may find the occasional Karate class or Ninjutsu school teaching technique with Sai.
The Sai Weapon is commonly mistakenly called Sai Daggers as they traditionally are never sharp. The Sai are used much more for striking, locking and blocks. Sai can be gripped in several different ways for different modes of attack and defence. They have a really good weight to them and as soon as you hold them and feel the weight and balance you immediately understand why they were not used as sharp balded weapon and more as a truncheon. Used for hitting and striking. made from a single piece of metal they are much heavier and substantial than most
These Chrome Octagonal Sai Daggers are sold as a pair, which is the standard use for them, and have a perfect weight for training and feel. The handle is wrapped it a faux leather material and the shaft of the Chrome Octagonal Sai is multi-faceted making it octagonal in shape. You should never need to buy another pair as these Chrome Octagon Sai are solidly built and tough. Enjoy your practice.
“Your main trouble with these will be finding an instructor to teach you them. If you all ready have one, hold onto them tight If not you might have to get onto youtube and be prepared to do some driving to weekend seminars.”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
Here are the dimensions of this Octagonal Sai Daggers:
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