Traditional Okinawan Weapons
Okinawan Kobudo is a Japanese term that can be translated as "old martial way of Okinawa". It generally refers to the classical weapon traditions of Okinawan martial arts, such as the Rokushaku Bo (six foot staff), Sai, Tunkua (or Toonfa), Nunchaku, Nunti Bo, Jo (three foot staff), and Eku (oar), along with other more esoteric weapons.
USKL:DAC provides training in Matayoshi Kobudo as preserved by the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International(MKKI) under the direction of Franco Sanguinetti Sensei. Sensei Johnson of the USKL is a member and affiliated instructor of Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan. Sensei Johnson strives to teach both the weapons tradition and the budo spirit as he has been taught by Sanguinetti Sensei.
Sensei Johnson is assisted by Sempai David Michelson (1st Kyu MKKI) and Sempai Grant Shih (Shodan USKL).
All students studying Kobudo at the Upland Defense Arts Center will be required to pay a minimal annual fee ($45.00) and become members of the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International.
*Schedule and prices subject to change, please check for changes.
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