Kobudo


Here at Shogun, we are members of Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan. Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan teaches traditional Okinawan weapons martial arts.  Weapons taught are Bo, Sai, Nunchaku, Tekko, Tunfa, Tinbe, Kama and Ekku.

Bo/Kun: The bo is the main weapon or implement used and is one of the most difficult to master properly. Depending on the technique, the bo can share similarities with many different kinds of weapons.

Sensei Akamine using bo

Sai/Steel Truncheon: The Sai (Steel Truncheon) passed through India and China to enter Okinawa, where it was further developed. During the Ryukyu Kingdom Era, it was originally devised as a policing tool for the protection of the King and high ministers.

Sai

Tekko: Similar to modern day brass knuckles, Tekk√≥ are conveniently concealed and can quickly be extracted for self-defense. 

Tekko

Nunchaku: Nunchaku exists in many martial arts forms all over the world and became very popular due to Bruce Lee and other high profile moviemakers. This weapon is nevertheless effective in self-defense, if the time is taken to become proficient with it.

Nunchaku

For more information, see the Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan website:http://ryukyu-kobudo.com/