|Sensei Paula Borea applies kote jujiki waza to Sensei Bill Borea's fingers using hanbo at the Arizona|
Hombu in the Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa dojo.
Thus, Kuriyama realized the importance of a short staff for self-defense. Hanbo has now been incorporated into several martial arts including taijutsu (体術). Taijutsu is a term used interchangeably with jujutsu and most koryu (old) jujutsu systems use arresting techniques developed for law enforcement. In particular, munadori waza (lapel grab techniques) are the focus of many.
|Ben performs kubi waza on Sensei Bill Borea at the Ariona Hombu dojo, Mesa, Arizona|
Members of Arizona Hombu Dojo, also known as the Arizona School of Traditional Karate on the border of Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa, learn to use the hanbo. They practise against an uke (partner) with samurai sword as is tradition (as well as against an attacker with other weapons such as tanto [knife]). As they progress, they work up to juji-kumite to develop spontaneity and accuracy of action - in other words, to learn how to react. Restraints are also taught so that the hanbo can be used as a pragmatic instrument for law enforcement. The classes are open to the public at the 60 W. Baseline Center near the Cross Roads of Baseline and Country Club.