Nunti Basics video
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The Nunti bo is a very versatile weapon and important in the lexacon of Okinawan weapons. The value of having a long, spear-like weapon should never be underestimated. When dealing with a sword wielding opponent, a spear is very beneficial in keeping them at bay. Using a weapon like the Nunte allows the practitioner to stay away from the razors edge of the sword while dealing significant damage through pokes, thrusts, hooks, and percussion hits.
The Nunti is one of those tools converted into a weapon. Although much of Okinawan history has been passed down orally and is therefore vulnerable to exaggerations and shifts in truth, the generally accepted explanation for the Nunti Bo is that it was a fisherman’s gaffe. Using the straight point, which would have a sharp tip but would not be bladed, the fisherman could stab any wayward fish and toss them onto his boat. Furthermore, he could use the inward “pronge” to help pull up fishing nets. The outward pronge could be used to push off from the dock, or really anything else he needed. It was a really great multipurpose tool.