Nunti means Nuchidi (thrusting hand). This Ming era weapon is called "Sabu" in the Chinese war tactics book "Bubishi". It is similar to Japanese "Yari" (spear) and was probably brought into Okinawa about 600 years ago when trading between China and Okinawa started. Nunti was originally used as a fishermen's tool. As a martial art, Nunti jutsu resembles Bo jutsu, which was performed on Tsuken Island. Two or three Nunti are used in fighting; one attached to the Bo as well as two at the side or one in the hand for throwing. The late Shinko Matayoshi Sensei learned this art from Kingai Sensei in Shanghai China.
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