|Whether training with Okinawan bo or kuwa (hoe) at the Arizona Hombu Dojo|
in Mesa, Arizona, adult and family karate students learn to use many traditional
(and some modern) kobudo and samurai weapons with their karate.
Can he defend himself? Does he have any weapons? If he has been training in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate, he has weapons that include his hands, his transporting stick, referred to as a bo, and even the buckets. Training in Okinawan martial arts teaches use all of these as weapons including many other weapons in an ancient art known as kobudo.
|Sensei Paula and other members of the Arizona Hombu dojo in Mesa train with bo during kata (forms). Above|
photo shows two of our outstanding members - Amira and Suzette training with bo bunkai (applications).
|Arizona Karate Instructors (Sensei) train with Bo kata 'Sho no Kun' prior to practicing bunkai |
(applications) for the kata (form). Sensei Victoria with Sensei Ryan and O'Sensei Bill
at the Arizona Hombu dojo in Mesa, Arizona.