Sato Ha Kobudo Kokusai Rengo
For more information contact Wim Tewinkel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes in Vancouver 2018: Feb. 17, Mar 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11
Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver.
Drop-in fee $ 10.00
Time 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
All styles welcome.
Chief Instructor - Wim Tewinkel
Assistant Instructor - Roy Tippenhauer
Ryukyu Kobudo is a martial art that uses every day implements (mostly farming tools) as weapons for fighting.
For example a Bo is originally a stick used to carry baskets or whatever, with the Bo resting on your shoulders. Kama are sickles used to cut rice. Tonfa were probably to turn a mill stone and Nunchaku may have been used to thresh rice.
Other weapons used in Kobudo include Eku, an oar, and Timbe and Rochin. Timbe is a shield, often a basket or turtle back, and Rochin is short spear used to kill fish.
Some weapons have clear origins but for others the origins more obscure. For example it is not clear where the Sai came from. It may have been an old symbol of authority used in China.
Just because many of the weapons in Kobudo are derived from farm implements does not mean that Kobudo was practiced and developed by farmers.
Kyu Training and Grading Requirements of Satoha Kubudo Kokusai Rengo
(This site is still under development and details will be added at a later date. We are planning to include video tutoring)
6th kyu (white to yellow)
Bo – Basics
Bo – Basic kata # 1
Bo tai Bo kihon waza – first three
5th kyu (yellow to orange)
Bo – Basic kata #2
Bo tai Bo kihon waza – second three
Bo – Oshiro no kon
Sai – Basic technique sequence
Sai – Basic kata # 1
4th kyu (orange to green)
Bo – Sushi no kon sho
Bo tai Bo – Sequence 1 (first half Inoue series)
Sai – Basic kata # 2
Tonfa – Basic technique sequence
Tonfa – Basic kata # 1
3rd kyu (green to blue)
Bo tai Bo – Sequence 2 (second half Inoue series)
Bo tai Sai – Set 1
Tonfa – Basic kata # 2
Nunchaku – Basic technique sequence
2nd kyu (blue to brown)
Bo – Sakugawa no kon sho
Bo tai Bo – Sequence # 3 (combined 1 and 2)
Nunchaku – Basic Kata # 1
Bo tai Tonfa – Set # 1
1st kyu (brown to shodan)
Bo – Sushi no kon dai
Tonfa – Hamahiga no tonfa
Sai – Tsukenshitaku no sai
Nunchaku – Maezato no nunchaku