HISTORY

Called as Old Martial Way, Okinawa Kobudo was created by Okinawan people to defend themselves from Japanese occupancy (weapon prohibition).

MATAYOSHI SCHOOL

Founder of Kodokan Dojo in the honor of his father; Shinpo Matayoshi is the world image of modern Kobudo despite this art was created 600 years ago.

BO

Six-foot long staff, the Bo is the Kobudo basic weapon.  

SAI

This three-pronged truncheon was mainly used to break samurai katanas. 

TONFA

Former millstone used for grinding grain, the tunkuwa (Tonfa in Chinese) is the kobudo weapon still used today by police forces.

NUNCHAKU

Popularized by Bruce Lee movies, this former  threshing flail is a formidable weapon but very difficult to master.

SANSETSUKON

Chinese  threshing flail the sansetsukon allows a wider range of action compared to nunchaku use.  

EKU

Traditional Okinawan oar, the Eku is reserved to well experienced Kobudokas.  

KAMA

Traditional farming sickle, kama are used in pairs.

VIDEOS

Enter in the most famous Kobudo Dojo : Matayoshi Kodokan Dojo.