Kaizen Dojo's Okinawan Kobudo program is open to dojo and non-dojo members. The classes are available to anyone ages 13 and up with prior karate and or martial arts experience. Our training system includes bo (a six foot staff), sai (two-pronged baton, used in pairs), nunchaku (wooden flail, usually connected by rope or chain), tekko (a paired fist load weapon), kama (a sickle, used in pairs), eku (oar) and tinbe/ rochin ( a shield and handheld spear).
Ryukyu Tesshinkan Kobudo Curriculum
Beyond the kata below, each weapon has an accompanying series of kihon (basic techniques) that underline the proper technique, application and use of the weapons.