What if government took away all of your weapons? This is a very likely scenario - take a look at Australia - once a free country and now subjected to an extremely corrupt government - but the Aussies already gave away their guns. How will you defend against criminals like these?
Okinawans went to horse sheds, fishing boats, merchant stores to get weapons - yes, tools like forks, knives, sticks, paddles, fishing hooks, hoes, rakes; and then they practiced often and with energy to develop extraordinary skills to defeat heavily armed samurai and others. Will this happen to us? So, bury your guns and start practicing with frying pans, shovels, rocks, etc. Of course, it would not be possible for society to defend against their own government using tools of traded, but what would will you do if you have an home invasion?
Our traditional Seiyo no Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai hombu recently closed (March 1, 2022) because of government interference, and now we train at two locations in Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona. If you are serious about learning, we would love to have you as a member. We teach karate including many kata (forms), bunkai (self-defense applications), kihon (basic exercises), jujutsu and other arts all designed to keep a person fit and prepared for self-defense. Kobudo classes teach students to use Okinawan weapons and some modern tools. These weapons were originally farming, fishing and merchant implements. At the 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 are extensions of karate and are part of nearly every Okinawan karate system.
Our classes are for adults and we include families for parents who love to train with their son or daughter. Our students range in age from 14 to 74. You will be glad you did, and we will be happy to see you. We now (2022) have limited classes in Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona as well as schools around the country.