Tag Archives: Kobudo

Sueyoshi no Kon III – Après moi le déluge !! (Bojutsu Kata Series)

Today I scratched and scraped off a 50 year old paper slip to get closer to a secret… A secret related to what Urasoe, Sueyoshi, Sesoko, Soeishi, and Shiishi no Kon have in common. And what not. Here we go. … Continue reading

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Weaponry during Edo-nobori

Edo-nobori were Ryūkyūan pilgrimages to Edo on official occasions, like the enthronement of a new Ryūkyūan king or the succession of a new Shōgun in Japan. During these pilgrimages a very few number of weapons were carried by Ryūkyūans like … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on the term “Enbu”

Investiture envoy Wang Ji for 1683 noted on a place for drill in arms and for the practice of martial arts in Naha, used by the officers and men of the Tenshikan (the lodgings of the Investiture envoys and their followers, … Continue reading

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Choun no Kon – (Bojutsu Kata Series)

Chōun no Kon is currently  handed down in the Taira Shinken lineage kobudō. The homonymous Chōun no Kon handed down in the Matayoshi lineage kobudō, although having the pronunciation, is written with different Japanese characters and it is a different … Continue reading

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Kumibo – 3rd Okinawa Dentō Kobudō Championship, Feb. 2011

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Headlock – 3rd Okinawa Dentō Kobudō Championship, Feb. 2011

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Standard lineages from Okinawa Karate Kobudō Exhibit, 1997

Here are some standard lineages of Okinawa Karate Kobudō for reference. Please follow and like us:

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Okinawa dojo directory, 2005

The following is a statistical analysis I prepared in 2005. It used the data provided by the Okinawa dōjō directory, which was prepared by an Okinawa Prefecture educational office in 2003 or 2004, I don’t remember exactly. It provided the following information: Name of … Continue reading

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Über den Gusan

pricht man vom Okinawa Kobudō, fällt hier und da der Begriff des Gūsan. Der Gūsan ist eine ganz bestimmte Stockwaffe. Es ist nicht viel darüber bekannt und man kann es vielleicht eine Nischen-Methode nennen. Im westlichen Verständnis handelt es sich dabei um … Continue reading

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On Sesoko no Kon (Bojutsu Kata Series)

or some reason exponents of Ryukyuan martial arts (RMA) like Okinawan dialect. So, as everyone likes it so much these days, Sesoko no Kon is pronounced Shisuku nu Kun in the native dialect. I really didn’t make this up. Rather, … Continue reading

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