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Okinawan Kobudo Lessons For Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Kama, Tekko, Eiku, Tinbe & Rochin

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Grandmaster Taira Shinken 平 信賢 (1897–1970)

Traditional Kobudo From The Birthplace of Karate 沖縄 

Founded by grandmaster Taira Shinken 平 信賢 (1897–1970) to preserve the ancient martial arts of Okinawa, before the modernization of Karate in mainland Japan.

Codified into a complete system of kihon, kata and kumite by Inoue Motokatsu 井上元勝 (1918-1993), the first man to be awarded 'Hanshi' (Menkyo Kaiden) by Taira Shinken.

Now you can rediscover Kobudo too! 古武道

Introducing...

Kobudo Mastery

 

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Available Kobudo Courses 

It's recommended that you begin with a Starter Pack before kata tutorials.

Each Starter Pack includes 16 videos with detailed instructions and performances in both regular speed & slow motion.

Bo Starter Pack 

This course includes:

  • Introduction - Sizing & Handling
  • Kihon - Fundamental Techniques
  • 10 Kumite - Partner Applications
  • Shuji No Kon Sho 周氏の棍小
  • Japanese Terminology
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Bo Kata Tutorials:

1) Shuji No Kon Sho 2) Shuji No Kon Dai 3) Sakugawa No Kon Sho 4) Sakugawa No Kon Dai 5) Sueyoshi No Kon 6) Tsuken No Kon 7) Soeishi No Kon Sho 8) Soeishi No Kon Dai 

Eiku (Oar): Tsukensunakake No Kon

Sai Starter Pack

This course includes:

  • Introduction - Sizing & Handling
  • Kihon - Fundamental Techniques
  • 9 Kumite - Partner Applications
  • Tsukenshitahaku No Sai 津堅志多伯
  • Japanese Terminology
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Sai Kata Tutorials:

1) Tsukenshitahaku No Sai 2) Chatanyara No Sai 3) Hamahiga No Sai 4) Tawada No Sai 5) Jigen No Sai (Manji)

Tonfa Starter Pack 

This course includes:

  • Introduction - Sizing & Handling
  • Kihon - Fundamental Techniques
  • 10 Kumite - Partner Applications
  • Hamahiga No Tonfa 浜比嘉
  • Japanese Terminology
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Tonfa Kata Tutorials:

1) Hamahiga No Tonfa  2) Yaraguwa No Tonfa

Kama Starter Pack

This course includes:

  • Introduction - Sizing & Handling
  • Kihon - Fundamental Techniques
  • 10 Kumite - Partner Applications
  • Tozan No Kama 遠山の鎌
  • Japanese Terminology
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Kama Kata Tutorials:

1) Tozan No Kama 2) Kanigawa No Kama Dai

Nunchaku Starter Pack 

This course includes:

  • Introduction - Sizing & Handling
  • Kihon - Fundamental Techniques
  • 12 Kumite - Partner Applications
  • Maezato No Nunchaku 前里
  • Japanese Terminology
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Nunchaku Kata Tutorial:

1) Maezato No Nunchaku

Tekko Starter Pack 

This course includes:

  • Introduction - Sizing & Handling
  • Kihon - Fundamental Techniques
  • 10 Kumite - Partner Applications
  • Maezato No Tekko 前里
  • Japanese Terminology 
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Tekko Kata Tutorial:

1) Maezato No Tekko

Tinbe & Rochin Starter Pack 

This course includes:

  • Introduction - Sizing & Handling
  • Kihon - Fundamental Techniques
  • 10 Kumite - Partner Applications
  • Kanigawa No Tinbe 鐘川
  • Japanese Terminology
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Tinbe & Rochin Kata Tutorial:

1) Kanigawa No Tinbe

Your Instructor

 

Jesse Enkamp

  • 1st Okinawa International Tournament Finalist (第1回沖縄空手国際大会)
  • World Kobudo Federation [WKF] Champion
  • World Traditional Karate Association [WTKA] Kobudo Champion
  • First Westerner awarded black belt in Maeda-Ryu 前田流 by Yuukou Tomimoto in Okinawa
  • Taught by several Okinawan Kobudo grandmasters, including Nakamoto Masahiro (10th dan), Hokama Tetsuhiro (10th dan), Takehiro Gaja (9th dan), Kinjo Masakazu (9th dan) and Akamine Hiroshi (9th dan).
  • Headlined seminars in 17 countries
  • Carrot cake connoisseur 
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"Karate and Kobudo are like brother and sister. They support each other."

- Nakamoto Masahiro

Hanshi 10th dan, Okinawa

WARNING: The material presented on this website is for informational and educational purposes only. Kobudo is a high-risk activity that involves serious consequences; including injury, disability and death. Purchasers, users and participants assume all risk of injury and cannot hold the seller responsible for any use or misuse of information acquired through this website. Consult a doctor before engaging in any exercise or martial arts.