Okinawa Shorin-ryu Karate Shinkokai

Hanshi 9th Dan Masanobu Kikukawa

国際琉球古武道協会  Kokusai Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Kyokai

International Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Association

“In the old days, farmers did not have sophisticated weapons to fight with, so they learned to protect themselves and their families from outside enemies with agricultural implements and everyday tools. That developed into Ryukyu kobudo, and as a result of these humble beginnings this martial arts form does not go against the traditional Okinawan spirit of ‘shurei’ [showing good manners towards others]. Stated simply, kobudo is a form of karate using items of daily use from the Ryukyu Kingdom. Kobudo has a long history, and some of its elements are said to have traveled all the way from India and China.”

  • Masanobu Kikukawa

Weapons and Katas

Bo

  • Shushi no Kon Sho
  • Shushi no Kon Dai
  • Oshio no Bo
  • Sakugawa no Kon Sho
  • Sakugawa no Kon Dai
  • Tawada no Bo

Sai

  • Tsukenshitahaku no Sai
  • Chatanyara no Sai
  • Hamahiga no Sai
  • Kojo no Sai

Nunchaku

  • Maezato no Nunchchaku (single)
  • Maezato no Nunchchaku (double)
  • Maezato no Nunchchaku (small 3-sectional)

Tekko

  • Maezato no Tekko

Tonfa

  • Nakazato no Tonfa
  • Hamahiga no Tonfa

Eku

  • Tsuken Sunakake no Eku

Kama

  • Naku no Kama
  • Hamahiga no Kama

Tinbe

  • Kanegawa no Tinbe

Suruchin

  • Suruchin jutsu

Tecchu

  • Ikehara no Tecchu jutsu