Weapons training begins at Blue Belt, starting with the Bo. Why? Because by the rank of Shi-kyu, a student has gained enough experience, responsibility and discipline to begin weapon training. The bo is the first weapon learned because of it's simplicity and versatility; these skills can be passed on to subsequent weapons learned later on.
To view the page for each listed weapon (if available), click on the weapon name in the list.
(*) Indicates a prerequisite must be met
Shi-kyu (blue belt): Begin learning the Bo (long staff)
Ni-kyu (brown belt): Choose a 2nd weapon (straight sword, sai, tonfa, kamas, or single nunchuku)
Ich-kyu (red belt): Choose a 3rd weapon (any of above OR *broad sword, *katana, escrima, spear, *double nunchuku)
Shodan (1st degree black): Choose a 4th weapon (any of above)