Sato Ha Kobudo Kokusai Rengo

For more information contact Wim Tewinkel – tewinkel@xplornet.ca

Classes in Vancouver: September 9, October 14, 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

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

            Bo – Basics

Bo – Basic kata # 1 (click here for written instructions)

5th kyu

            Bo  – Basic kata #2

Bo – Oshiro no kon

Sai – Basic technique sequence

Sai – Basic kata # 1

4th kyu

            Bo – Sushi no kon sho

Bo tai Bo – Sequence 1

Sai – Basic kata # 2

Tonfa – Basic technique sequence

Tonfa – Basic kata # 1

3rd kyu

            Bo tai Bo – Sequence 2

Bo tai Sai – Set 1

Tonfa – Basic kata # 2

Nunchaku – Basic technique sequence

2nd kyu

            Bo – Sakugawa no kon sho

Bo tai Bo – Sequence # 3 (combined 1 and 2)


Nunchaku – Maezato no nunchaku

Bo tai Tonfa – Set # 1

1st kyu

            Bo – Sushi no kon dai

Tonfa – Hamahiga no tonfa

Sai – Tsuken Shita Haku no Sai