Tag Archives: Kobudo

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.

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Okinawa dojo directory, 2005

Below 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 … 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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“Bo” and “Ken” 1866

s another snippet of Ryūkyūan martial arts history during kingdom times, the scene of this short post are the laws in Ryūkyū. I guess most people are unaware that there were actual laws that regulated physical violence, the use of weapons etc. … Continue reading

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Bushi Higa

ere’s one snippet from my archives. It’s one of the oldest newspaper articles on Karate, from Ryūkyū Shinpō, January 21, 1914. I copied it some years ago at Okinawa Prefectural Library. Bushi Higa When this newspaper published the article series … Continue reading

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Karate 1.0: Parameter of an Ancient Martial Art

OUT OF PRINT! The most comprehensive study on the parameters of primordial Karate, this work intrigues readers with rich detail and insights into these ancient combat traditions, the pride of Okinawa. KARATE 1.0: Parameter of an Ancient Martial Art. Düsseldorf 2013, by … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading (and photo viewing): Basic Research Report of Karate-do and Kobudo

kinawa-ken Kyōikuchō Bunka-ka: Karate-dō Kobudō no Kihon Chōsa Hōkokusho Hōkokusho [Basic Research Report of Karate and Kobudō]. Okinawa-ken Kyōiku Iinkai, Naha 1995/97. 179 pp. 26cm. The work is written in Japanese and out-of-print. It has a large number of photos … Continue reading

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