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: Bō, Sai, Eku, Kama, Tinbe-Rochin, Tekko, Nunchaku and Tonfa.
Ryūkyū Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai
The Ryūkyū Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai (Society for the Promotion and Preservation of Ryukyuan Kobudo) was founded after World War II by Taira Shinken.
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:
Taira named Eisuke Akamine as his successor and the second President for Ryūkyū Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai. He was later succeeded by Hiroshi Akamine, the third President.
The association continues to present times at the Headquarters in the Nesabu neighborhood of Tomigusuku in the Naha area of Okinawa Japan.