Today I reflected on my Kobudo teacher Minowa Katsuhiko who passed away on this day in 2003. I remember him talking about technique, kata, applications,
Another video from Chinen Shinzo. Filmed in 1975. I think at the 6:44 mark its Odo Seikichi doing niccho gama, and at the 7:30 mark
Another video from Chinen Shinzo showing a man practicing in his garden in the 1970s: Maezato no Nunchaku, Sakugawa no non (sho), Naihanchi shodan.
Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” It seems there is no shortage
I hope everyone is safe and keeping well. In today’s post I wanted to say how much I enjoyed training this morning. It was a
When I was learning Kobudo from Minowa sensei I could get away with asking him questions directly; something that my senpai would never be able
Bunbukan, General Headquarters of the Okinawa Traditional Kobudo Preservation Society, Mr. Masahiro Nakamoto (Holder of Intangible Cultural Asset of Okinawa Prefecture) Kobudo is my life.
Another week and another onslaught of videos on the web showing hopelessly unskilled, out-of- shape “Kurodee” masters demonstrating kata or technique on hapless students, reinforcing