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Students learn about ancient weapons

By Bob Hallmark - bio - email

HAWKINS, TX (KLTV) - Some East Texas martial arts students got a history lesson Saturday, as they practiced with ancient oriental weapons.  Child and adult students at East Texas Martial arts in Hawkins got some hands on training with traditional martial arts weapons.  Many of the weapons were once farm tools.  The scythe shaped kama for example was developed from a harvesting tool.  Many other farming tools were converted in to weapons of war by the Koreans and Japanese.  The weapons were replicas, however, made of plastic and foam rubber.

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