Kobudo, literally “Old Martial Arts”, is the term used these days for the old Okinawan traditional weaponry training.

Japanese resident Nakamoto Mamoru is a several times over World Champion in Kobudo and is shown here demonstrating an efficient attack with a standard 6ft Bo staff, against a kitted out makiwara (padded target).

Needless to say, the amount of damage he can inflict with nothing more than a stick is rather impressive!

(You see, Donatello wasn’t completely useless with that great big old stick of his! :P)