The Tonfa is a traditional Okinawan weapon that originated from the handle of a millstone used for grinding. Ownership of weapons was forbidden on the Okinawan islands so the art of fighting with weapons was developed by the peasants using everyday objects.

Special thanks to Peter Keogh, 5th Dan (Shihan) Zen Do Kai


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  • simoneb
    simonebover 4 years ago

    WOW Matt, this is a magnificent shot!! The lighting is superb and the clouds and pov give such a unique and ethereal mood to the shot, fantastic work mate!

  • Thanks Simone :)

    – Matt Bottos

  • Martin Muir
    Martin Muirover 4 years ago

    wonderful shot mate,one awesome photo :)

  • Thanks Martin!

    – Matt Bottos

  • bluewhite
    bluewhiteover 4 years ago

    Gentle focused intensity in those eyes.

  • Thanks BlueWhite :)

    – Matt Bottos

  • DragonFlyer
    DragonFlyerover 4 years ago

    Wonderful combination of gentleness and such power and intensity! Great work Matt!
    K x

  • Robyn Scafone
    Robyn Scafone11 months ago

    Great capture.

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