VIDEO: Killer weapons skills vid on the second page!
It should be noted that most martial arts weapons are illegal to carry or use on the street in most parts of the country and I am sure this also applies to the rest of the civilized world so to speak. This means that all your training with a weapon or weapons will be confined to the dojo, training hall or possibly your home.
There are other types of ordinary objects that have been used as weapons such as chains, nails and walking sticks. Add sharpened items such as sickles, spears, knives and even swords and you have quite a list of usable tools for defensive and offensive actions.
Judo (meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano . Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata,) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.