Tonfas are melee weapons used for blocking and striking in martial arts. They are wielded in pairs and traditionally made from wood. Though simple in construction and appearance, tonfas are effective offensive or defensive weapons capable of taking down an opponent when in the hands of an experienced fighter. Some believe the tonfa originated in China, while others regard it as a traditional Okinawan fighting weapon from Japan.THey are great for performing kata! Made of a quality hardwood, our tonfas are rounded and taper at the ends. They weigh about 1kg and measure 51cm in length. Sold as a pair!