Due to the resurgence of the popularity of the tomahawk, new martial art styles have been developed that use the tomahawk as their primary weapons. One such martial art is Okichitaw, which was developed by Canadian martial artist, George J. Lépine. Okichitaw is based upon the fighting techniques of the Assiniboine and Plains Cree Indians, intermingled with techniques derived from Judo, Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Taekeukdo.
The tomahawk is a part of basic Okichitaw training; however, the primary weapon is the distinctive Plains Cree Gunstock War Club, a weapon developed throughout North America during the European colonization. It was supposedly created from modified, disused muskets. When ammunition was not available or the musket failed to work, it reversed and used as a striking weapon.
Whether you are preparing for survival, warfare, or basic home defense, the tomahawk should be a part of your training arsenal.
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