Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Scotland Kobudo Class

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Kobudo Class

Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Scotland

Kobudo Class

All through my martial arts training life I have practised kobudo but not formally, this opportunity came a couple of years ago when I joined the Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai with their background steeped in kobudo the perfect opportunity came along to formally set up a kobudo class within Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Scotland branch of the Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai International.

After getting direction from Sense Sadaaki Sakagami Soke of the Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai and a great deal of help from Leo Mulveny head instructor of the Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Republic of Ireland branch also helping me was the talk group within the Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai International the Scottish Itosu-Kai kobudo class was set up in  2005.

The main aims of the kobudo class was to make sure that proper care was taken to pass on correct knowledge & traditional weapons of Ryukyu Kobudo (Okinawan).

Using traditional farming and fishing implements the Okinawan people developed their tools into weapons that very effective against the Samurai, this art of self defence became known as Kobudo or Kobbujutsu.

The traditional weapons taught within Itosu-Kai Scotland are Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Kama, Nunchaku and Tekko and all katas Kihon and kumite are traditional.

Kobudo training requires dedication in the pursuit of perfection and as such the student also requires dedication.

The grading syllabus within the Kobudo is in par with karate allowing progressive and increased learning at each stage building to black belt level.

Practicing Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai kobudo is an invitation to life time of training building spiritual and physical strength with the increased knowledge of the kobudo the art of Okinawan weaponry, the word kobudo means (the way of Ancient Warrior) we hope you enjoy this journey.

Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai is one of the foremost organizations in the study of kobudo Mabuni Sense Sadaaki Sakagami Soke and Tsumurs Shihan all studied kobudo under Shinken Taira Sensei (1897 -1970) who had studied under Master Moden Yabuki the founder of Ryukyu (Kobujutsu Kenkyu-kai).

Charles Hunter

     Head Instructor

          Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Scotland

P.S. Kobudo weaponry is an extension of your body and as such your entire body is used in the practice of kobudo dedication in this practice will lead to Budo (the martial arts way)