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Tonfa
Tonfa
Weapon type
Type of Weapon

Melee

Type of Weapon in Kanji

トンファー

Type of Weapon in Rōmaji

Tonfa

Wielder(s)
Wielder(s)

Raphael, Michaelangelo, Foot Ninja, Perri Grey, Mokusai No Bushi

Appearance(s)
Appearances(s)

Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, 2003 TV series

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Tonfa (トンファー tonfā) are a weapon of Okinawan origin. They are wooden cudgels with handles at the side.

Raphael used tonfa as his training weapon in The Passing. Michaelangelo brandished them in Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation as his normal weapon due to censorship in Europe which led to his 1987 counterpart not using Nunchakus in the European airings of the 1987 TV Series & the same for his live action movie counterpart as well. Raphael is seen equipping them amongst many other weapons in Showdown, although he never seems to use them.

At various times, Foot Ninja have been seen wielding tonfa. Perri Grey equips a nightstick, a variation of the tonfa often associated with modern law enforcement.

In the 2003 TV series it was used by the Mokusai No Bushi.

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