Kobudo is a term that can be translated as “ancient martial way”. We offer instruction in Ryukyu Kobujutsu, the weapons martial art of Okinawa (drawing upon the traditions of the Okinawa Kobudo Kokusaireingokai, Ninten-Ryu, Ryukyu Kobudo and Matayoshi Kobudo amongst others). The weapons of Kobujutsu include the Bo (a long staff), Sai (dagger-shaped truncheon…usually used in pairs), Tonfa (side-handled club…usually used in pairs), Kama (sickle…usually used in pairs), Nunchaku (two sticks connected by a cord), Eku (boat oar), Nunti Bo (spear) as well as several others.
The Karate Quest Dojo offers training in Ryukyu Kobujutsu through its Kobudo Kenkyukai (weapons research group). Training consists of kata (formal exercise) as well as single and multi-attacker approaches through drills and bunkai oyo (combat applications from the kata of the weapons taught).
Students involved with the Kobudo Kenkyukai follow a curriculum that allows for promotion and advancement in Ryukyu Kobujutsu. Membership in the group is open to students who meet the minimum age, rank and classroom requirements.
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