Before being improvised as a weapon, the Kama was widely used throughout Asia to cut crops, mostly rice. It is found in many shapes and forms in Southeast Asia and is particularly common in martial arts from Indonesia and the Philippines. From one or both of these areas, the Kama was brought to Okinawa and incorporated into the martial art of Te (hand). The Kama is often included in weapon training segments of Karate, Pentjak Silat and in some Chinese martial arts. Kama are a short sickle, consisting of a hard wood handle with a curved blade attached at the end, and wielded in pairs. Shop our range of wood, rubber or steel kama, which can either be dull or sharp for training. A Kama case can be used for transportation and storage, and helps to keep the kama dry.
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