A great idea for any FFA chapter! This activity reminded one another of the hard work and dedication that must be put into each and every year while focusing on the great attributes the officers hold in order to keep them motivated for the following year.
Tessen were folding fans with outer spokes made of heavy plates of iron which were designed to look like normal, harmless folding fans or solid clubs shaped to look like a closed fan. Samurai could take these to places where swords or other overt weapons were not allowed, and some swordsmanship schools included training in the use of the tessen as a weapon. The tessen was also used for fending off arrows and darts, as a throwing weapon, and as an aid in swimming.