Ryukyu Kobudo

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Ryukyu Kobudo
Focus Weaponry
Country of origin Japan Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Creator Taira Shinken
Parenthood Ryukyu Kobujutsu Research Association [1]
Official website http://www.ryukyu-kobudo.info/

Ryukyu Kobudo is the branch of Okinawan Kobudo developed and systemized by Taira Shinken under the Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai association.

Ryukyu Kobudo uses the following weapons: , Sai, Eku, Kama, Tinbe-Rochin, Tekko, Nunchaku and Tonfa.

Ryūkyū Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai[edit]

The Ryūkyū Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai (Society for the Promotion and Preservation of Ryukyuan Kobudo) was founded after World War II by Taira Shinken.[2]

It is a recreation of the Ryukyu Kobujutsu Research Association founded by his teacher Yabiku Moden in 1911 and disbanded during the Second World War.

The Society preserves the kata learned by Moden:[2]

Shinken named Eisuke Akamine as his successor[2] and the second President for Ryūkyū Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai.[4] He was later succeeded by Hiroshi Akamine, the third President.[4][5]

The association continues to present times at the Headquarters in the Nesabu neighborhood of Tomigusuku in the Naha area of Okinawa Japan.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Okinawan Karate, Second Edition, by Mark Bishop, p. 124, ISBN 0-8048-3205-6
  2. ^ a b c Bishop, Mark (1989). Okinawan Karate. p. 124. ISBN 0-7136-5666-2. 
  3. ^ Sanda Chinen
  4. ^ a b c Hokama, Tetsuhiro (2005). 100 Masters of Okinawan Karate. Okinawa: Ozata Print. p. 83. 
  5. ^ Ryukyu Kobudo Organization

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