The Manrikigusari was believed to have been developed by Masaki Tarodayu in the 1700's. It is used by several schools such as Hoten Ryu, Araki Ryu, Toda Ryu, Meifu Shinkage Ryu
Used to snag and snare the opponent as well as strike with the weight. The chain weapon is a versatile weapon in the hands of a skilled practitioner
This is a slim light weight style, and can be easily hidden in the hand. Similar in style to some used in several Koryu
This Manrikigusari is hand made.
Overall length (approx) 65cm
Fundo - 5.5cm long