Sato Ha Kobudo Kokusai Rengo
For more information contact Wim Tewinkel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes in Vancouver: September 9, October 7, November 11 and December 9, 2017
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 (sandan)
Assistant Instructor - Roy Tippenhauer (nidan)
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)
Bo – Basics
Bo – Basic kata # 1
Bo – Basic kata #2
Bo – Oshiro no kon
Sai – Basic technique sequence
Sai – Basic kata # 1
Bo – Sushi no kon sho
Bo tai Bo – Sequence 1
Sai – Basic kata # 2
Tonfa – Basic technique sequence
Tonfa – Basic kata # 1
Bo tai Bo – Sequence 2
Bo tai Sai – Set 1
Tonfa – Basic kata # 2
Nunchaku – Basic technique sequence
Bo – Sakugawa no kon sho
Bo tai Bo – Sequence # 3 (combined 1 and 2)
Nunchaku – Maezato no nunchaku
Bo tai Tonfa – Set # 1
Bo – Sushi no kon dai
Tonfa – Hamahiga no tonfa
Sai – Tsukenshitaku no sai