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.org/

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]

Taira named Eisuke Akamine (1 May 1925 - 13 Jan 1999) 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] Hiroshi Sensei decided to start his own association in 2011 (see below). The present Head of the association is Sensei Yukio Kuniyoshi. He was the chief instructor in the Eisuke Akamine Dojo until the death of Akamine sensei and is practicing at Kochinda Dojo, Okinawa.

Ryūkyū Kobudo Shimbukan[edit]

In 2011 Akamine Hiroshi resigned as the President of the Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai and formed the Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan association, which carries on in the Nesabu Shimbukan Dojo in Tomigusuku.

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 Hokama, Tetsuhiro (2005). 100 Masters of Okinawan Karate. Okinawa: Ozata Print. p. 83. 
  5. ^ Ryukyu Kobudo Organization

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