Okinawa Kobudō (沖縄古武道)
TRADITIONAL OKINAWA WEAPONS
RYUKYU HOKAMA KOBUJUTSU KOBUDO PROGRAM
organization with branches in several countries and which goal is to teach and
promote traditional Okinawan Kobudo (Okinawan Weapon Arts) as taught by Hokama
Tetsuhiro Hanshi (10th Dan). Hokama Tetsuhiro is known mainly for being
the curator of the Okinawan Karate and Kobu-jutsu Museum and as an
internationally recognized expert of
In order to promote and preserve the old ways of Kobudo, Hokama Hanshi created
the Okinawa International Hokama Kobudo Organization as a separate organization
from his International Kenshi-kai (Goju-Ryu) Organization.
Sensei Cianelli is a certified Shibu Dojo to teach the
棒, Sai 釵,
Chiisai Sansetsukon 棒
Tsuru Ki Martial Arts Kobudo-Jutsu Association
The Tsuru Ki Martial Arts Kobudo-Jutsu Association was formed to promote and preserve the the ancient weapons system and is a separate certifcate program from the. Kobudō literally "old martial way of Okinawa", is the weapons system of Okinawa Martial Arts. Our system focus' on the following weapons Rokushakubo (bō), hanbō (jō), Sai, Tonfa, Kama, Tinbe-Rochin, Eku, Kuwa, Nuntu Bo, Naginata, Yari, Bokken and Katana.
The benefits from training Kobudo on a physical, mental and spiritual level are the same as Karate. Kobudo training develops physical fitness and positive character traits. The study of Kobudo also works in conjunction with Karate and balances out the Karate practitioner’s training. In ancient times, weaponry and empty hand techniques were, for the most part, studied together. Kobudo also teaches how to use everyday items as self-defense weapons and the weapon itself empowers the person using it against an attacker.