Sunday, October 15, 2017

Traditional Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo, Mesa, Arizona

Traditional Okinawa Shorin-Ryu karate and kobudo at the Arizona Hombu Dojo in Mesa, Arizona includes karate with many kata (forms), bunkai (self-defense applications), kihon (basic exercises) that are all designed to keep a person fit and prepared for self-defense. The kobudo classes teach karate students to use Okinawan weapons. These weapons were originally farming, fishing and merchant implements and tools. At the Arizona Hombu, students learn to use nunchaku, sai, kama, tonfa, sansetsukon (3-sectional staff), nitanbo, tanto (Okinawan knife), tekko (knuckle dusters), bo, hanbo, etc. 

Samurai (Pechin) weapons are also taught including the samurai sword, spear, naginata, kubotan, weighted chain (manrikigusari), tanto (Japanese knife), karambit (Phillipino knife), rope, hojojutsu, iaido, sojutsu, etc. 

These classes are designed for adults and we include a couple of family slots for parents who want to train with their kids.

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