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Okinawa Kobudō (沖縄古武道)

TRADITIONAL OKINAWA WEAPONS

 

International Hokama Kobudo Organization is an 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 Old Style Okinawa Goju Ryu from the Higa Seiko lineage.  But it is less known that he is also one of Okinawas leading Kobudo masters.  His Kobudo training began with his Grand Father (Tokuyama Seiken) who was a student of Oshiro Chojo (1887-1935). Oshiro Chojo was the student of Chinen Sanda (1842-1925) who was a student of the famous Bushi Chinen Kana (1797-1881). 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.  

 

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The Tsuru Ki Martial Arts Kobudo-Jutsu Association was formed to promote and preserve the the ancient weapons system of Okinawa.  It is a separate curriculum form our empty hand system.  Okinawa 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.  

 

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