Still use in the Dragon Boat Races in Okinawa, the eku is another weapon that is truly an Okinawan treasure. Used in a similar manner as the bo, the eku employs the use of cutting with the edge of the blade and the thrusting of the saki or tip. One commonly used technique is the throwing of sand into the eyes of an opponent. In some kata, such as Akahachi no eku, there is a kicking of sand with the feet followed by a reverse strike with the butt of the oar. Legend has it that this weapon was used against attackers by fisherman and was effective against the katana.
Available in 3 standard sizes:
5'- 6" - 1-1/4" Diameter Handle
5'- 6" - 1-1/8" Diameter Handle
5'- 0" - 1" Diameter Handle
Custom Lengths Available.
End View 1
End View 2
North American Hardwood - $100.00
Exotic Hardwood - $150.00