Eku

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Eku (sometimes spelled eiku or ieku) is an ancient weapon of Okinawan kobudo that originated from an oar, approximately 160 cm in length. The oar was traditionally adapted for use as a weapon of self-defense by fishermen against foes armed with more conventional weapons.

Eku techniques are similar to those of the bo staff; it can also be used as a scoop to throw sand at an opponent. The eku has a displaced center of gravity and is heavier than the bo, and is thus considered more difficult to master. Due to the fact that it has an edge, it can be used to induce cutting damages. Because it is heavier than a bo, eku technique often capitalizes on the momentum of large circular attacks.

The Eku was also used in the Asian movie Bruka Hindiu where it was the focus of a mysterious power.